Special Education

The goal of special education is to instruct students with physical, mental or development problems with special needs, in a modified instructional environment that specializes and recognizes the learning differences these children may have developed. They are usually comprised of small self contained classrooms so that your child has the benefit of the hands on one on one relationship he or she may require to learn. They involve techniques, exercises and subject matter designed for students whose learning needs cannot be met by standard school curriculum. Special classes and programs designed and targeted to help your child reach their learning potential.

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Nutrition & Weight Management

The nutrition your child receives is important to their overall health. Teaching your child proper nutritionally habits can create good eating habits throughout their lifetime.
Eating properly can prevent medical problems, strengthen growing bones and prevent a child from becoming obese or diabetic. The right food can ensure your child will reach their full growth potential. Setting a good example on what you eat and allow in your home is key. Healthy eating, coupled with exercise should be incorporated into your family’s daily routine. Consider low-fat and healthy alternatives to the chips and soft drinks and ice cream you may purchase. Children learn from example and as a ‘family team’ have a better chance at succeeding in remaining healthy then going it alone.
Proper food consumption is based on the age and the activity level of your child. Eat a variety of food and choose items low in fat, cholesterol, moderate salt and sugar and choose items such as vegetables and fruits.

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Physical Therapy

Physical Therapy focuses predominantly on the motor skills of your child. It is the therapy designed to develop, maintain and restore maximum movement and functional ability to your child. It encompasses any area that may affect, standing, reaching, walking, balance and any range of motion. It involves physical interaction between the child and therapist. Some treatments may range from, therapeutic exercises, counseling, provision of aids or appliances, spinal or extremity manipulation. The goal once again is to help your child gain independence on a physical level.

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Occupational Therapy

It is a rehabilitation therapy that incorporates ‘real life’ activities to help develop areas in children suffering from disabilities that may prevent them from handling everyday tasks. The goal is to help your child achieve independence in functioning on a day to day basis in all facets of their lives, whether it be bathing, dressing, home chores or recreational activities. Occupational Therapy utilizes productive and creative activity in treating physically and emotionally disabled children. Through use of customized treatment programs, comprehensive home/therapy center site evaluations and then adapting environments for your child through recommendations that help your child function at his or her best.

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Speech Therapy

It is the study of disorders that affect your child’s speech, language, voice, cognitive powers, non-verbal communication such as facial expressions and gestures as well as swallowing.

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