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Speech Therapists at TLC offer help with: 

Language Delays

Articulation Problems

Feeding and Swallowing therapy

Tethered Oral Tissue Evaluation and Treatment 

 Stuttering 

Alternative Communication

Oral Motor Evaluation and Treatment 

  

Occupational Therapy provides:

Reflex Integration

Sensory Motor Integration

Self Help skills and Body Image Awareness 

Neurodevelopmental Therapy

Cranio Sacral Therapy

Oral Motor Evaluations and Treatment

Picky Eater Intervention

Vestibular Training

Visual Motor Skills

Bilateral and Cross Lateral Integration Skills

Visual Perception Training

 

Reflex Integration

Reflex Integration is the foundation for integrated sensory systems, sensory regulation, body perception and coordination skills.  Children with retained reflexes are not in control of their body movements. When their head changes positions, their arms and legs react in a reflexive pattern. Many of the children that come to us have reflexes that should have integrated when they were babies to allow for separate movements of body parts. We do activities with the children to block the reflex and help it to integrate.  We also do Rhythmic Movement ® exercises that mimic the movements that babies do developmentally to integrate reflexes. 

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Brain Gym®/ Hemisphere Balancing/ Learning Breakthrough®

Brain Gym® is a fun activity based program that works on whole-brain integration.  These combined with Learning Breakthrough and Hemisphere balance activities work to develop higher level cognitive processing and executive functioning. 

Integrated Listening Systems

ILS is based on the fact that we can change our brain. ILS trains for brain body integration through a staged approach, starting with integration of the senses and extending to more cognitive functions, language and social skills. 
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Vestibular Training 

TLC uses the Astronaut Training Protocol® for training of the three semicircular canals in the ear. Many of our children have an over active or underactive vestibular system affecting their inate ability to know their body position in space. Training the receptors of the inner ear to respond correctly to vestibular input integrates balance and perception of the body position in space.  

Cranio Sacral Therapy

Cranio Sacral therapy is a light-touch therapy shown to be effective in supporting the central nervous system so that your child's body can self-correct and heal naturally. As the control center of the body, the central nervous system influences every other major body system and function.  That is why problems here can cause a wide range of sensory, motor or neurological disabilities. Benefits for children include increased calmness and greater focus as well as improved and integrated sensory system.

 TLC Food School

The SOS approach stands for Sequential Oral Sensory. It originated with Kay Toomey at the STAR center in Colorado. SOS Feeding School is a fun and effective way to improve eating for picky and problem eaters. The SOS Approach focuses on increasing a child's comfort level by exploring and learning about the different properties of food and allows a child to interact with food in a playful, non-stressful way. TLC has taken the principles of this program and developed its own non-stressful way to help children try new foods and add foods to their diet.  At TLC the focus is taken away from the food in a game format on the floor so that stress does not start at sitting down to a table. TLC also works to desensitize gag reflexes and other oral reflexes hindering the chewing and swallowing of new, unpredictable foods. 

Interactive Metronome®

 Interactive Metronome® is a brain-based, multi-disciplinary assessment and treatment tool that has been shown, in clinical research, to improve neurological functions of motor planning and sequencing. Motor planning and sequencing are core functions of the brain. They determine the ability to take notes while listening to a presentation, walk without falling and bumping into things, or arrange words in a sentence. Interactive Metronome® has been shown in clinical research to improve attention and concentration, auditory processing, cognitive speed, executive functions, language processing, memory/working memory, motor coordination and control, phonological awareness, reading and math fluency, and self control of aggression and impulsivity.

Therapeutic Listening®

Listening is a function of the entire brain and goes well beyond stimulating the auditory system. We listen with our whole body. In order to fully address listening difficulties one must also attend to the listening functions of both the hearing ear and the body ear. One such approach that addresses the multiple facets of listening is Therapeutic Listening [Listening With the Whole Body].  The main idea is to emphasize integration of the auditory and vestibular systems together. 

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TLC Kids' Therapy - 835 Isom Road, San Antonio, Texas 78216
Telephone: 210.490.3900
Fax: 210.490.3911 
 
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