Our therapy philosophy is a unique, whole-language approach that incorporates functional, behavioral, and social development into fun and innovative activities. We provide services from birth to 21 years. We encourage early intervention, as research indicates response to therapy at an early age may greatly impact development as children grow.
We provide services related to receptive and expressive language disorders, as well as articulation and phonological disorders (known as speech disorders). Many diagnoses can encompass these types of disorders, including autism, pervasive developmental disorder, Asperger’s syndrome, Down syndrome, Apraxia, and Central Auditory Processing Disorder, just to name a few. However, we extend our services to all levels of functioning, whether a child is just working on an /r/ sound, or if there are several areas of concern.
With regard to occupational therapy, we provide services related to fine motor impairment, sensory disturbances, and self-care activities. Some children seek out sensory input through climbing, crashing and jumping. In these cases, children will often rush through tasks to the point of being unable to complete heavily sequenced activities (dressing, bathing, eating).
Finally, some children may not respond appropriately to verbal directions. When hearing and language development are found to be developing typically, tuning out unnecessary auditory information in order to focus on important auditory information may be a concern. For some children, distractibility can be related to difficulties processing sensory information.
Physical therapy treats and examines children from birth to age 18 who have problems moving and performing other physical activities. Physical therapy help treat problems like injuries, pre-existing conditions and problems caused by illnesses or diseases. Physical therapy can also address conditions related to genetic, neurological and orthopedic disorders. Physical therapy can include specialized medical equipment that is designed to help treat and alleviate pain from conditions that hinder mobility.
Counseling services are provided to individuals, couples, and families seeking emotional and mental health support. Counseling works with clients to improve mental health through expressing emotions and examining issues, such as grief, trauma, and difficult life transitions. Additionally, counseling is an essential intervention for mental health disorders, including ADHD, Autism Spectrum Disorders, anxiety, and depression. Most importantly, counseling focuses on building a trusted relationship between counselor and client and an effective treatment plan tailored to your specific needs.
Play therapy is one of the counseling services offered. Play therapy is a tool used to address cognitive, behavioral, and emotional challenges. Counselors use play therapy to help clients better process their experiences and develop more effective strategies for managing their worlds.
Parent Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT) is an evidence-based treatment for children ages 2 to 7 with social, emotional, and behavioral challenges. PCIT utilizes in-session coaching for caregivers, by a certified therapist, while the caregiver is interacting/playing with the child. Sessions typically occur once per week and last on average from 10 to 20 weeks. There are two phases of treatment. The primary goal of the first phase is to strengthen positive caregiver-child relationships. The primary goal of the second phase is to change ineffective/unhelpful caregiver-child interaction patterns.
Target Areas include:
Physical & Verbal Aggression
Noncompliance / Defiance
Hyperactivity / Inattention
Difficulties with Attachment
Increased feelings of security, safety, and attachment with caregiver(s)
Increased behaviors across environments (e.g. home, school, public events)
Increased self esteem
Increased attention span
Increased caregiver confidence, decreasing overall stress
Decreased frequency, severity, and/or duration of tantrums/aggressive and/or destructive behavior
Decreased negative attention-seeking behaviors (e.g. whining, bossiness)
Red Door offers the Barton Reading and Spelling Program for children and teens who struggle in the area of reading, spelling, and writing. The Barton System is a structured literacy program that utilizes a multi-sensory approach that is direct, explicit, structured and sequentially intense. This program is implemented at Red Door by certified teachers trained in this approach. The Barton system is researched, evidence-based, and has been proven to drastically improved the areas of reading listed above.