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MINDscapes’ Therapies/Services

Ages 3-99 (Learners of All Ages)

At MINDscapes we use an inter-disciplinary approach to servicing special education.  All of your appointments can be scheduled at the same location and the same time, with the same providers each week.

Our therapists work together on the education plan and servicing/reinforcing goals across all therapy departments.  We have frequent team meetings to discuss findings between departments and make adjustments to the education plan, interventions, and therapies.

We accept various forms of insurance, payment plans, self-pay, and the Ohio Jon Peterson and Autism Scholarships.  Call us today to learn more about the scholarship program.

 

“We would love to help with your educational and clinical therapy needs…call us today at (614) 604-607 for a free 15-minute consultation.”

School Psychological Services

Educational Evaluations

We provide full-scale evaluation services including: Autism, Behavior, Academics, Social-Emotional, and Cognitive (IQ).   We used the most advanced and current evaluation scales to provide an in-depth look at areas of strength and weakness.  We are able to provide school-based diagnosis for many common childhood learning issues including ADHD, Dsylexia, and more.

Therapies for Anxiety and Trauma

We provide a variety of therapies that can help with trauma, stress, anxiety, and PTSD.  Cogntive-Behavioral Therapy, Neuroptimal Feedback, Crisis Counseling, and more.  Our counseling is only available to students or adult learners.  If you are looking for clinical therapist, you can give us a call and we will refer you to one our trusted professionals.

Executive Functions

Executive Functions provde us with the ability to organize, plan, and execute tasks.  This includes keeping track of schedules, homework, appointment, routines, etc.  Executive Functions are important to help us focus, study, and learn. We have several approaches that we can take to help build executive functions depending on the age and needs of the individual.

Functional Behavior Analysis

FBAs are a thorough look at current and historical behavior trends in the school and home settings.  A record review, parent inerview, standard protocol assessments, and evaluator insights are all provided with a detailed plan including interventions to regulate student behavior and help them focus on learning.

Social-Emotional Skills

We conduct full scale social-emotional evaluations which can provide school-based diagnoses for ADHD, OCD, ODD, and many other behavior-based disorders.  We offer therapies and group sessions to help students develop a better sense of emotional well-being and work on their social interactions in a controlled small-group or 1:1 setting.

Educational Services

Tutoring

We have a variety of specialized tutors avialable to teach reading, writing, spelling, math, science, and other subjects upon request.  For indivdiuals with Specific Learning Disorders the Orton-Gillingham Approach is likely to be successful.

Orton-Gillingham Tutoring

The Orton-Gillinham approach to instruction can be very effective for individuals with difficulty reading, spelling, and writing.  Many individuals with learning disabilites  (dsylexia for example) show great improvement in their reading, writing, and spelling skills when instructed using the OG approach.  Each lesson is specifically tailored to their current level of performance and focuses on strengths to improve weaknesses.

IEPs and Intervention Services

We can help with your child’s Individualized Education Plan.  We are available for consultation during the IEP process with your school district.  You can discuss concerns and we can make a suggested list of accommodations and modifications to the education plan.
At MINDscapes we also provide a full scope of  Intervention Services specifically designed to target areas of academic weakness.

Homeschool Consultations

Whether you are thinking of homeschooling for the first time or a seasoned veteran with a special needs child, we help with your homeschooling needs.  We can create education plan and provide special education services to your child through the Ohio Scholarship Program.  We also provide advocacy for homeschoolers trying to get evaluations conducted by their school district and follow through the process with you to help drive their IEP.

Parent Advocacy

We will advocae for your child’s best educational options, every time.  If you disagree with the results of your child’s Evaluation Team Report or IEP Meeting, we can help you move forward with a private evaluation or contact the school district regarding amending the IEP.  We will also represent students at explusion and disciplinary hearings when behavior is a part of their IEP.

Occupational Therapy Services

Occupational Therapy

Occupational Therapy can help young learners with a variety of necessary skills for the educational environment.  From handwriting skills to increase legibility to strengthening core muscles for proper posture in the classroom, occupational therapists use a lot of creativity in their therapy.  Their goal is to prepare the child to be well equipped for the classroom environment and daily life.

Occupational Therapy Evaluations

Our occupational therapists conduct full occupational therapy evaluations to help determine the level of occupational therapy that your student might require in order to be successful in the general education setting.  The results of the evaluation are likely to drive therapy techniques and can help your child qualify fot OT as a related service to their special education goals.

Daily Living and Safety Skills

Another aspect of OT is the introduction of daily living and saftey skills to individuals with disabilities.  We use real-world application such as shopping in local stores and cooking in our full service kitchen to teach our students.  Other exmpales include learning how to sweep the floor, load the dishwasher, use crosswalks safely, and communicate to ask for help.

Transitional and Career Skills

Transitional and Career Skills are an important part of learning and making the transitions from middle to high-school and high-school to college/adulthood.  Transitional and Career Training incorporates various aspects of independant living and skills that make you more employable such as time management, cash transactions, following taks list, appropriate attire/hygiene, etc.

Sensory Integration Therapy

Sensory integration therapy aims to help kids with sensory processing issues (which some people may refer to as “sensory integration disorder”) by exposing them to sensory stimulation in a structured, repetitive way. The theory behind it is that over time, the brain will adapt and allow kids to process and react to sensations more efficiently.

Sensory integration (SI) therapy should be provided by a specially trained occupational therapist (OT). The OT determines through a thorough evaluation whether your child would benefit from SI therapy. In traditional SI therapy, the OT exposes a child to sensory stimulation through repetitive activities.

The OT gradually makes activities more challenging and complex. The idea is that through repetition, your child’s nervous system will respond in a more “organized” way to sensations and movement.

Speech and Language Therapy Services

Speech and Language Therapy

Our Speech and Language Therapy department is equipped to service all of your S/L therapy needs.  We can evaluate your child’s Speech and Language skills, and then create a therapy plan that will help them make progress in the classroom setting.  It’s not just how we pronounce words (articulation) but how we put them together in a meaningful way that helps us communicate effectively.  We can help you overcome Speech and Language barriers, one day at a time.

Speech and Language Evaluations
Articulation Skills

Articulation refers to the way we pronounce speech sounds. As children develop spoken language, it is expected they will make speech errors, such as producing the letter /r/ as a /w/ as in saying “wabbit” for the animal “rabbit.” This is a typical part of the language development and should not be cause for alarm unless these difficulties persist beyond a developmentally appropriate stage. 

Receptive/Expressive Language

Receptive language refers to understanding the communication from others in your environment, including home, school, work, and community. Receptive language includes also includes interpreting the non-verbal social communication of others.  Poor receptive language impacts reading skills, written language, and social skills in the educational environment. 

Expressive language refers to the verbal and nonverbal methods used communicate your personal wants, needs, thoughts, and ideas with others.  Spoken language (verbal) and gestures and/or signing (nonverbal) are each a form of language expression. Expressive language is an essential component of daily functioning at home, school, work, and within the community. 

Social (Pragmatic) Language Skills

Social communication is an essential component of daily functioning, throughout the life cycle.  Pragmatic language, which is also referred to as social communication, is the process of using speech and language for the purpose of socially communicating with others. 

Social communication is essential to express thoughts, feelings, emotions, and needs and can take place through both verbal and nonverbal means. Examples of nonverbal social language include facial expressions, gestures and body language used during interactions with family, friends and peers. 

Pragmatic skills are an important aspect of building and maintaining relationships.  Peer relationships, family relationships, student/teacher relationships and work relationships are all adversely impacted by limited pragmatic skills.

Feeding/Swallowing

Feeding therapy helps children who may experience challenges eating due to sensory, environmental, behavioral, or oral motor factors. Speech-language pathologists receive extensive training to address concerns with nutrition and growth, family dynamics of mealtimes, and social aspects of eating.

In addition to addressing speech and language challenges, speech-language pathologists can help children with feeding and swallowing concerns. If you have concerns about your child’s feeding and/or swallowing abilities, you may want to speak with your child’s pediatrician and explore the idea of a referral for a screening or comprehensive evaluation with a speech-language pathologist.

NeurOptimal® Feedback

NeurOptimal®  offers training to the brain, giving it the opportunity it to function at its best.  Using 5 diodes attached to the ears and head, the patient listens to music while resting or watching the graphic display on the monitor.  Using advanced technology, NeurOptimal is able to give immediate feedback to your brain and help you feel calm and focused.  The NO3 system is used by many athletes, stock brokers, and other individual in stressful jobs to help their brain relax and reset.

With NeurOptimal there is no pressure…the great thing about NO3 is that we determine the effectiveness of the the therapy by patient reports.  While there is a large about of data collected during each NO3 session, the only data we care about, is your self-report.  Most people notice very quick results (1-3 sessions) while other individuals take a little longer.  If you aren’t thrilled with the results after 6 sessions, we discontinue the NeurOptimal Therapy and find another course of treatment through the psycholgy deparmtent.