January has come and gone…We are about to enter February and I’m hoping all of us have loved ones to celebrate.
I am pleased to report that more and more I’m seeing staff applying their professional skills to clients while connecting with other disciplines in our offices. This connection frequently includes understanding the client’s needs and therapeutic approaches as it relates to the client’s growth in all areas.
Our Speech-Language Pathologists are learning that without a client’s ability to attend and focus, growth in the language areas will be limited. The Behaviorists are learning that once their client is attending and focusing, there is a progression of learning that must be respected in order for the client to make communication changes. Our Occupational Therapists are giving us strategies to help our clients self-regulate, and remain centered during therapy with us. Our Child Development Specialists are teaching us how to promote play and cooperation as well as cognitive growth. Finally, our Educational Therapist carefully design an academic program for our clients that culminates in the teaching of reading and writing, given better understanding and speaking abilities that were achieved through cognitive, social, adaptive and behavioral intervention.
It is a pleasure working with all of you and please remember that my door is always open.
I look forward to seeing any or all of you!