Services

Going on 18 years of experience, SLCWNY has gained a reputation for having a responsible, sympathetic, and responsive therapist team.


Speech Therapy

SLCWNY provides services in all areas of Speech Therapy, including:

  • Apraxia
  • Articulation
  • Augmentative Communication
  • Autism
  • Feeding
  • Oral Motor
  • PECS
  • Sign Language

In general, SLCWNY services are play based. Because “homework” in Speech Therapy naturally involves learning to use words, we give parents ideas on what they can use in their everyday life to help their child learn.

Examples include:

  • Using bath time to learn the names of body parts
  • Learning the names of clothing and color in dressing
  • Using toy cars to get their child to make articulation sounds

Occupational Therapy

Our OT professionals address childrens’ needs in areas including:

  • Feeding
  • Sensory Integration
  • Visual / perceptual delays
  • Low muscle tone weakness
  • Fine motor skill development, including handwriting

Physical Therapy

Areas of focus for PT include:

  • For babies, work on rolling over
  • For older children, work on walking, also known as “gait training”
  • Learning initial reflexes a child may have missed – whatever the reason
  • Helping children grow out of reflexes

Special Ed

Work in this area includes:

  • Appropriate attention
  • Ability to participate in 1-to-1 peer and group situations
  • Academic skills including rote counting, and identifying colors and shapes
  • Object permanence
  • Behaviors
  • Helping parents with bedtime and mealtime routines
  • Child Development

Hippotherapy

Hippotherapy is a Physical, Occupational, or Speech Therapy treatment modality strategy that utilizes equine movement.

Treatment Principles:

  • The horse’s movement promotes active responses in the patient
  • Variations in the horse’s movement, as directed by the therapist, promote variations in the patient’s responses

Patient responses in Hippotherapy are intended to effect function off the horse

Hippotherapy is used to treat children with:

  • Autism
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Cerebral Vascular Accident
  • Developmental Delay
  • Functional Spine Curvature
  • Sensory Processing Disorders
  • Brain Injury
  • Trisomy 21