Therapy Services

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Therapy Services
Our dynamic, highly skilled team of speech-language pathologists; occupational, developmental, and social therapists work to enhance children's ability to engage and relate, speak and communicate, and navigate and process their environment. Therapy services at Cawn/Krantz encourages a comprehensive, collaborative, and integrated approach to treatment, embracing parent involvement and home programming.

For more information on therapy services at Cawn/Krantz, select a therapeutic approach: Speech and Language, Occupational, Developmental/Social-Emotional Enhancement, Feeding Therapy or DIR/Floortime®.


SPEECH AND LANGUAGE THERAPY services include evaluation and treatment by our team of experienced speech-language pathologists. Speech and language intervention may be provided as individual therapy, therapy dyads (two children), or in small groups. Therapy intensives, parent coaching, and co-treatment with other support professionals (occupational, developmental, and/or social-emotional therapists) may be recommended as a treatment model in order to best meet the child's specific challenges. Special Treatment Programs are often used to support the child's therapy. Visit our Speech and Language Therapy page for more information.

OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY services include evaluation and treatment. Cawn/Krantz occupational therapists specialize in the areas of sensory motor processing/integration, coordination difficulties, fine motor challenges, handwriting difficulties, attention and regulation, and peer interaction. Intervention may be provided as individual therapy, therapy dyads (two children), or in small groups. Therapy intensives, parent coaching, and co-treatment with other support professionals may be recommended as a treatment model to best meet the child's specific challenges. Special Treatment Programs are used to support the child's therapy. Occupational therapists also assist parents in developing therapeutic sensory environments at home. Visit our Occupational Therapy page for more information.

DEVELOPMENTAL THERAPY facilitates developmental behaviors that are commensurate with the child's developmental language age. Developmental Therapists at Cawn/Krantz work with children around the DIR/Floortime® model, facilitating developmental behaviors individually, in play dyads with another child, or in small groups. Therapy is provided in the home, in the clinic, or at preschool and playground settings. Visit our Developmental Therapy page for more information.

SOCIAL-EMOTIONAL ENHANCEMENT is provided by a licensed and certified specialist in mental health. Individual child therapy as well as parent and child therapy services are offered. The social worker is an integral member of the Cawn/Krantz team as co-leader in Peer Buddies groups, facilitator in parent groups on topics in child development (e.g., sleeping, eating, and toileting), and co-therapist in special therapy programs. Visit our Social-Emotional Therapy page for more information.

FEEDING THERAPY uses the Sensory Oral Squential (S.O.S) approach, which is an integrative program that addresses the sense sensory, motor, oral, behavioral, and nutritional components of feeding. Because numerous factors contribute to feeding difficulties, an extensive and comprehensiove feeding evaluation is essential. Evaluations are provided by a team of therapists - including speech/language pathologists, occupational therapists, and a social-emotional developmental practitioner - who specialize in treating children exhibiting feeding difficulties. Visit our Feeding Therapy page for more information.

DIR/FLOORTIME® is a developmental intervention model that identifies and organizes essential functional and emotional capacities that are then integrated into the child's treatment programs. These developmental capacities include the child's emotional developmental profile; the child's individual differences in sensory processing, communication, and motor planning; and the child's interactions and relationships with caregivers, family members, and others. Certified DIR/Floortime® therapists are available for individual intervention and parent training. Visit our DIR/Floortime® page for more information.

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