1800 Penn St #12, Melbourne, FL 32901
Telephone: +1 321 768 6800
FAX: +1 321 768 6858
Our speech language pathologists are trained in argumentative and alternative communication (ACC) techniques, such as speech generating devices, communication boards, computer activities, and picture exchange communication systems. We strive to identify the most appropriate communication system for your family to achieve optimal relationships and interaction at home, school, and in the community.
Our Occupational Therapists focus on the following treatment interventions:
Child & Family Consultants Inc will help your children gain independence in all areas of their lives!
Occupational Therapy Serving West Melbourne, Palm Bay, Melbourne Beach, Indialantic, and Brevard County, FL
“Sensory Integration is the organization of sensation by the brain for use in everyday life”
Jean Ayres, PhD, OTR 1970’s
· Sensory Processing
· Play Skills
· Social skills
· Fine motor skills
· Gross motor skills
· Self-care skills
· Leisure skills
· Pre-vocational skills
· Adaptive equipment
· Feeding problems
· And More
Occupational and speech therapists at CFC use sensory integration theory as one way of understanding the many developmental, learning and emotional issues that arise during childhood. This means that therapists at CFC work on normalizing children’s reactions to every day sights, sounds, odors, touch, and movement experiences, help children to become better aware of their body in space, and increase their abilities to manage/regulate their body and their emotions. Inefficiencies in sensory integration can affect academic learning, social relationships, self-reliance with activities of daily living and
quality of life.
Occupational therapists at Child and Family Consultants focus on the “occupations” of childhood and adolescents such as play, socialization, pre-vocational, self-care, and school performance. OTs at CFC promote the highest level of functional independence for each child, adolescent and young adult who is dealing with the effects of developmental disabilities, mental health problems, learning disabilities or physical disabilities. While pediatric therapy is designed to feel like play, our expertly trained therapists draw from many treatment techniques including sensory integration, “Floortime”, neurodevelopmental treatment, and cognitive-behavioral approaches to build a child’s physical abilities, confidence and sense of self-competence. Treatment programs are developed in collaboration with parents or primary caregivers.