Easterseals Bay Area refers clients to registered, licensed therapists throughout Northern California. Therapy services at Easterseals Bay Area are provided by registered and licensed therapists that work closely with individuals, their families, physicians and other health care practitioners to set treatment goals that are realistic and consistent with an individual's needs. Therapy services may include both direct treatment and home programming.
Occupational Therapy (OT)
Easterseals Bay Area occupational therapists provide evaluations and ongoing therapy. Therapists assist participants in becoming more independent with their self-help, fine-motor, visual-motor, motor-planning, neuromuscular, feeding and oral-motor skills. They may also assist children with appropriate play in order to acquire developmentally appropriate skills.
Physical Therapy (PT)
Easterseals Bay Area physical therapists provide evaluations and ongoing therapy to enhance and restore function and mobility to individuals from birth to 22 years of age with neurological, developmental or orthopedic disabilities. Therapy and home programming focuses on strength, balance, coordination, mobility and range-of-motion activities. Therapists can also assist individuals with adaptive equipment needs, such as learning to use braces, crutches, walkers, therapy session wheelchairs and artificial limbs.
Easterseals Bay Area speech and language therapists provide evaluations and ongoing therapy to enhance communication skills and abilities. Speech therapy focuses on expressive and receptive language development. Within therapeutic sessions, supplemental communication modalities may be used, including sign language, modified gestures, picture communication systems and the assistance of devices.
All Easterseals Bay Area therapists work closely with the family, the individual’s physician and other healthcare practitioners setting treatment goals that are realistic and consistent with the individual and family’s needs. As therapy involves both direct treatment and home programming, family involvement is a critical component of therapy. Families receive developmental and therapeutic information for activities they can implement between therapy sessions.
For more information about therapeutic services, contact us.