Services and Methods

LAIPT provides Speech, Occupational and Physical Therapy Services
to pediatric clients only.  
We also offer a Center-Based Infant Developmental Program
 

Our services are provided in a child-friendly environment enriched with specially chosen colors and decorations to stimulate your child's sensory system. All of our equipment is carefully selected to ensure a safe and enjoyable treatment session. Clinic-Based Services includes:

Evaluations:

Your child's evaluation will take one hour in length. It will consist of parent interviews, clinical observations, and standardized testing.

Depending on the child's diagnosis, we might use one of the following standardized tests: Bayley SIDT-III Edition; Bruininks-Oseretsky Test of Motor Proficiency II Edition; Gross Motor Functional Measure Test, Pre-school Language Scales 5th edition, PLS-5 Home Communication Questionnaire.  

After a waiting period of 7-10 days, parents will receive a comprehensive Physical/Occupational/Speech therapy report followed by 10-minutes telephone conversation during which parents will have a chance to ask any questions concerning their child's test results.

Consultations:

This service usually takes about 40-45 minutes to perform. The therapist will interview parents to find out any major concerns about their child's development in the gross motor, fine motor or communication area. Next, the therapist will perform a clinical observation. This will take place in a form of "play". Depending on the type of consultation (physical, occupational or speech) a therapist will be testing his/her client's balance, muscle strength, coordination,  endurance, play skills, expressive or receptive communication skills, fine motor skills, feeding skills and observe if the child has any difficulties in sensory-processing area. 

At the end of the session, the therapist will discuss her findings, answer parents' questions, and provide recommendations on how to improve the child's performance in the gross motor, fine motor and communication areas. This type of service does not include a written report.

 Treatment:                                                

The treatment session is 60 minutes.  Direct therapist/patient time will be defined by patient's funding source and will be used to work on established gross motor/fine motor/communication individual goals.  At the end of the session, patient's parent/caregiver will be provided with feedback about their child's progress and will be offered exercises (updated weekly) to practice newly acquired skills x 5 minutes.  The remaining time will be used for documentation.  

Please note that LAIPT does not allow siblings in the treatment area - NO EXCEPTION- for safety of our patients.  

Note to the parents:  Speech and language delays are the most common developmental disorder.  Speech services include targeting receptive language (what your child can understand), expressive language (how your child communicates their wants and needs to others), or speech disorders (helping your child to be easier to understand).  If you have concerns about your child’s speech or language, schedule a consultation with one of our ASHA-certified speech therapists.

Grow Strong Together - Infant Development Center-Based Program:

Grow Strong Together is a multidisciplinary program for children ages eighteen to thirty-six months.  The program, led by our speech, physical and occupational therapists  is designed to foster progress in the areas of communication, socialization, motor skills, adaptive skills, and cognition.  Our specialized classrooms are specially designed to prepare each of our clients for future social, developmental, and academic success.   Each day, children participate in a schedule of tailored play-based activities designed to target specific goals in each area of need.  A typical day includes social play, circle time, obstacle courses, climbing gym, art, sensory exploration, and snack time.

The program runs every day Monday through Saturday from 9:00 am until 12:00 noon for 3 hours.  The clients are expected to arrive to the clinic sharply at 9 am and the parents will be expected to pick up their children at 11:40.  The teachers or/and therapist will provide parents with feedback about child's performance after each class for 5 minutes after which staff will perform cleaning of the classroom and the equipment and take notes for the remaining 15 minutes.  


 

Methods currently used by LAIPT include:

  • Functional Electrical Stimulation

  • Kinesiotaping

  • Elements of Acupressure

  • Myofascial Release

  • Neuro Developmental Treatment (NDT)

  • Proprioceptive Neurological Feedback (PNF)

  • Elements of Sensory Integration Approach

  • Therasuit Method

  • Listening with the Whole Body

  • Therapeutic Treatment Strategies for visual development

  • Child-directed Play Therapy 

  • Language Expansion

  • Dialog Book Reading

  • Direct Modeling

  • Simple Signs

  • Communication Temptation