Children who attend TLC may have special needs, and as such, receive additional support from the appropriate licensed therapists. These services include Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Speech Therapy and Play Therapy. We have these therapists on staff, and as a parent, you will be able to communicate with them regularly throughout your child’s education.
If a child needs services we don’t offer, we happily work with NYC Department of Education to ensure that support is available to them. Find out more about available therapies by clicking on the links below:
At TLC, Physical therapy emphasizes the use of gross motor skills and independence in different settings. Physical therapists increase a student’s ability to participate in various school functions by facilitating the development , maintenance , and/or improvement, of those gross motor skills, which affect the function of students in all education-related activities. musculoskeletal, neuromuscular, or cardiopulmonary impairments. Physical therapists employ various techniques to address delays/deficits including those in neuromotor development, body structure and function, and suggest adaptations which may need to be made to physical tasks, recommend assistive devices and adaptations to the environment.
At TLC, Occupational therapy is designed to facilitate development of, maintain, improve, skills which affect the function of students in all education-related activities. These may include: neuro-musculoskeletal function; motor function including fine motor, oral motor, and visual motor integration; sensory and perceptual function; cognitive, and psychosocial function. Activities emphasize independence in daily living skills and school participation in various settings including classroom activities, bathroom, mealtime, and playground. Occupational therapists also suggest adaptations which may need to be made to physical tasks, recommend assistive devices and adaptations to the environment.
At TLC, Speech/Language Therapy is provided by speech-language pathologists. It is designed to address delays and/or deficits in a student’s auditory processing, articulation/phonological skills, comprehension and use of semantics, syntax, pragmatics, voice production, fluency, oral motor and feeding skills. Speech/language therapy may be recommended for a student with a communication problem, including problems in the areas of speech, language comprehension, and expressive language which adversely affect school performance.
Helps preschool children acquire emotional regulation, learn healthy socialization and coping skills, and assist them in the appropriate expression of emotions.