SENSATIONAL KIDS THERAPY.
A pediatric occupational therapy and physical therapy practice serving the Washington, DC metro area.
Sensational Kids Therapy is a private state-of-the-art outpatient practice that utilizes a variety of theories to guide our treatment, including sensory integration, motor control and motor learning, and neurodevelopmental perspectives. We work with children who may be diagnosed with sensory processing disorder, autism spectrum disorders, learning differences, cerebral palsy, torticollis, developmental coordination disorder, and other motor delays and impairments.
Our goal is to help children develop both skills and confidence for successful participation in their daily roles, including play, school, and self-care. We use a play-based, child-centered approach to provide children with the “just right challenge” that elicits motivation while also improving foundational skills. Activities performed during treatment sessions embrace the concept of play while addressing a child’s therapy goals. There have been a multitude of studies providing evidence to support goal-directed therapy in improving a child’s function. Each therapy session is tailored to a child’s unique interests and individual strengths and challenges. We take special care to develop child-therapist rapport so that the child feels safe and willing to take increased risks. Successful therapy also requires dedication from family and caregivers.
Our experienced staff of occupational and physical therapists work closely with children, parents, teachers, and other professionals to gain a fuller understanding of each child’s challenges. Therapists are trained to administer and interpret a variety of tests and measures to develop an individualized treatment plan. Diagnoses include sensory processing disorder, ADHD, autism spectrum disorders, and other medically based syndromes.
At Sensational Kids Therapy, we strive for each of the following:
Develop child-therapist rapport
Use a fun, play-based approach
Provide goal-directed therapy
Develop competence and confidence
Utilize a child-centered approach
Create a "just right challenge"
Utilize a team approach