Occupational therapy at AIM helps students gain independence by promoting the development of fine motor skills, sensory organization and processing, strength and endurance, visual motor as well as other skills that children need to thrive in their home, school, and community.
Who can receive Occupational Therapy at AIM?
AIM Academy offers occupational therapy both to the students enrolled in the school and to children in the surrounding community. Any child with a learning disability/difference from the ages of 5-18 can be considered for occupational therapy. To begin services, the student must have an initial evaluation indicating his or her individual needs and stating the goals for intervention. These services are available for an additional fee.
Occupational Therapy Services
Comprehensive Occupational Therapy Evaluation
Evaluation determines the basis for difficulties in school, at home, or during recreational or occupational situations.
Traditional Occupational Therapy Treatment
Treatment is integrated and eclectic. A variety of techniques, approaches, and materials are used. The use of meaningful activities during OT sessions provides the 'just-right challenge' allowing a child to be functional and confident within a structured but fun environment. The therapist builds trust with the child while simultaneously empowering him or her to master the environment through the development of core skills and a sense of self-efficacy.
Interactive Metronome is a computer based rehabilitation program that targets auditory and visual processing for improved motor planning and sequencing. Students who participate in the program have shown improvements in motor coordination, language processing and academic performance. You can view more information, including the research conducted on this program at www.interactivemetronome.com.