Programs

We offer a variety of individual and group programs designed to put the Fun in Functionality for all of our clients. Please visit our Program Registration page for current programs or contact us with questions

 

 evaluations and therapy

Evaluations and Individual Therapy for Children 

Occupational therapists work (and play) with children to improve purposeful engagement in life activities (or occupations) in the areas of self care, play, social participation and school.  We offer evaluations and individual treatment targeting performance skills such as motor coordination, visual perception, sensory processing, self-regulation, social participation and oral motor and feeding.   

PROGRAMS

TODDLER AND PRESCHOOL (ages 18 months to 6 years) 

TEENY TIGERS PARENT-CHILD THERAPY PROGRAM FOR AGES 18 MONTHS - 3  

This weekly program provides an opportunity for caregivers to participate in therapy interventions with their child. Interventions focus on the development of fine and gross motor skills, sensorimotor skills, speech and language skills, and the wellness of each child. Each session includes caregiver-child therapy activities and educational training on a variety of topics. This is a collaborative program with the Speech & Language Center.  

CHILDREN’S THERAPEUTIC PROGRAM FOR PRESCHOOLERS AGES 3-6

This morning program is designed for 3 to 6 year old children and offers both speech-language and occupational therapies in a therapeutic rich social and play environment. Two-day, three-day, four-day, and five-day options are available. This collaborative approach provides your child with opportunities to enhance speech, language, fine and gross motor skills, and life skill development.  

 

CHILDREN AND YOUTH (ages 5-14) 

COWABUNGA KIDS AGES 5-8 

This inclusive occupational therapy program provides an opportunity for socialization and motor skill development using a simulated surfboard. Children will participate in a variety of fun, ocean-themed activities while socializing with peers in a small group.  Siblings between the ages of 5 and 10 may be invited to join on a limited basis to facilitate peer modeling.  

*First time participants must either schedule an Occupational Therapy evaluation or submit a recent (within one year) evaluation. 

LITTLE TIGERS SENSORIMOTOR PROGRAM AGES 6-9 

This program engages children in therapeutic activities to promote attention, social participation, fine and gross motor skills, visual motor skills and sensory regulation. A combination of group and individual therapy gives children the opportunity to play with peers and work on individual goals. We guide the child in gaining confidence, regulating behaviors, working with others, and performing life skills.  

*First time participants must either schedule an Occupational Therapy evaluation or submit a recent (within one year) evaluation. 

HAPPY HANDWRITING PROGRAM AGES 6-10

This program is for children who demonstrate handwriting and fine motor challenges that require specialized instruction. Handwriting challenges can often lead to behaviors that further interrupt the child’s ability to learn. Group and individual multisensory activities are used to promote sensory organization, fine motor coordination, eye coordination and pre-writing/writing techniques. In addition, children learn to self-regulate, identify coping strategies, and organize work space and materials. Team work is also encouraged during group activities.  

*First time participants must either schedule an Occupational Therapy evaluation or submit a recent (within one year) evaluation.  

SOCIAL SKILLS AND RECREATION FOR MIDDLE SCHOOLERS 

The Occupational Therapy Center collaborates with the Speech & Language Center to offer therapeutic activities that address social communication, cooperation, self-regulation, and self-directed engagement in recreational activities. These groups are geared toward middle or high school age children. Participants receive individualized goals within a group to address specific needs.

 

YOUTH AND YOUNG ADULT PROGRAMS AGES 14-21 

SOCIAL SKILLS AND RECREATION FOR MIDDLE AND HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS  

The Occupational Therapy Center collaborates with the Speech & Language Center to offer therapeutic activities that address social communication, cooperation, self-regulation, and self-directed engagement in recreational activities. These groups are geared toward middle or high school age children. Participants receive individualized goals within a group to address specific needs. 

PREDRIVING READINESS PROGRAM FOR AGES 17 AND OLDER  

Our Pre-Driving Readiness Program is open to individuals 17 years and older and is a collaborative program with the Hussman Center for Adults with Autism.  The program uses non-driving activities to help young adults begin to understand many of the “sub skills” required for driving.  By using life skill activities such as cooking and games that incorporate cognitive, visual, physical, perceptual and timing tasks, the program focuses on key elements of driving while emphasizing safety.

 COOKING 101 FOR AGES 18 AND OLDER  

The Cooking 101 program is open to individuals 18 years and older and is a collaborative program with the Hussman Center for Adults with Autism.  The group focuses on meal planning, preparation, budgeting, kitchen safety, and exploration of new skills to use in the kitchen.  Additionally, there is a focus on executive function and social skills such as planning, organizing, making decisions and cooperating with others.   

 

ADULT AND OLDER ADULTS  

STROKE SURVIVOR GROUP  

The Stroke Survivor Group at Towson University is dedicated to providing education, support and networking for stroke survivors, caregivers and their families, friends, caregivers and health professionals interested in stroke recovery. Each meeting is focused on a general topic of discussion. A featured speaker, or members of the group, lead discussions and share information and helpful strategies. Participants have an opportunity to meet and socialize with other stroke survivors, family members and friends. Refreshments are also served. This program is offered in partnership with the Speech and Language Center.  

The group meets monthly in the Fall and Spring and holds one social event during the summer. Meetings are held on the second Tuesday of the month from 6:30-8:00 p.m. Please contact the Speech and Language Center to confirm upcoming meeting dates and to get parking instructions.

WELLNESS IN STROKE AND HEAD INJURY (WISH)  

The WISH program, which meets twice a week from 9:30-12:30 is designed for recent or long-term survivors of head injury or stroke who are seeking cost-effective ways to continue their rehabilitation. The Occupational Therapy and Speech and Language Pathology provide integrated experiential activities that promote improved communication, performance of daily living skills and overall physical health. WISH members also participate in twice weekly exercise programs within our Wellness Center.  

 

A full membership to the Wellness Center is included with the fee and members can return to use the facility at other times. The WISH program meets twice weekly on the following schedule:  

 For more information, contact the Speech & Language Center  

Cost  


We currently
 participate with BC/BS, Medical Assistance, and Medicare. For all other insurance plans, payment is expected at the time of the visit, but, upon request, a claim form will be provided for your submission to your insurance company. All specific questions regarding fees, payments and billing should be directed to the Business Office at 410-704-7300.