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A Family Approach to Supporting Skills for Life
Our unique program addresses in-the-moment emotional responses to increase each child’s awareness of how he or she is feeling and why. In addition, we coach both children and parents on how to shift focus away from behavior and more toward sensory awareness while supporting more acceptable ways to respond.
A Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD) is commonly associated with developmental delays, behavioral and social-emotional challenges as well as educational difficulties. This Parents First series is offered in an effort to help all participants better understand how to recognize and address SPD concerns while achieving favorable outcomes.
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Occupational therapy utilizes activities and games to keep your child motivated while performing more complex and challenging developmental skills. Our expansive outdoor and indoor environments offer sensory stimuli that is well suited to children’s needs. Having fun while working hard supports life -long skill development and helps move past self-esteem challenges!
Our intensive week of therapy offers 15 hours of in-the-moment support during sensory rich activities that offer excitement, elements of competition and back-and-forth social engagement with peers. Your child knows the basic rules of social interaction but using them in the "heat of the moment" is a totally different skill set that has to be guided and practiced.
“I highly recommend attending all of the Parents First series that Christy offers. Not only did I gain a much better understanding of what was trying to be accomplish during sessions, but the classes gave me a window into what was happening in my child’s mind and heart...."
"Our son has SPD, ADHD and some learning disabilities. He is doing great right now, and we attribute most of his progress to Christy and the useful things she has taught our family about keeping our engines in the “just right place”. Christy is the “horse whisperer” of sensory-challenged children."
"There’s not a day that goes by and we don't remember or actually implement something we learned from Christy this past summer when our son attended the SS Intensive--it has been a game changer for our whole family. Thank you!!!"
"This Parents First series were so helpful for me to better understand the concept and the challenges my daughter has. Christy gave us several practical suggestions that have been helpful for her to cope with the environment. It was also vital to have her teacher attending this series so she can better address her behaviors at school, which has helped my daughter to be more productive and less frustrated."
"Christy teaches not only the child but the family too which is critical to success. Sadly, only a handful of therapists include the family too. Discipline - positive or negative - wasn't working. She taught me to 'walk beside' my child and be their life coach...The engine alert program has been wonderful for our son. "
"My son participated in Christy's Summer SS Intensive for two years. He started just before his fifth birthday and went again the following year. He had a great time, learned about his 'engine,' and still maintains friendships that he made in camp."
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