What It Is

Developmental Intervention (DI) Therapy is a discipline that specifically looks at HOW a child is developing during the most significant period of development — birth through 7 years. Developmental therapists do not address one specific area but instead look at a child GLOBALLY (e.g., cognitive skills, language and communication, social-emotional skills and behavior, gross and fine motor skills, and self-help skills.)

How it works

Our DI therapists assess a child's global development and identify specific areas of need and areas of strength. They will then develop play activities designed to help a child overcome their challenges and improve the quality of their interactions in order to help them gain confidence in their own ability to learn and to acquire typical skills. We try to provide children with their own tools to navigate their way through their new world with a sense of wonder and enjoyment.

Issues Commonly Addressed

  • Speech delay or communication disorder

  • Delay in cognitive development

  • Autistic Spectrum Disorder (ASD)

  • Sensory integration / sensory processing differences

  • Decreased attention span, ADD/ADHD, learning disabilities

  • Behavioral problems

  • Daily self-help skills (e.g. dressing, brushing teeth, using utensils)

  • Poor social skills or physically aggressive behavior in groups

  • Prematurity

  • Foreign adoption

  • Vision or hearing impairment

  • Exposure to toxic substances in utero

  • Motor deficits, neurological or genetic disorders



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