Speech and Language Therapy
Communication challenges affect an individual's ability to produce, formulate, comprehend and apply language within social and functional situations. The ability to meaningfully engage with others is an imperative skill, and a strong predictor for lifelong happiness and success.
In order to help individuals express themselves optimally and effectively across contexts, Circles of Communication specializes in the evaluation and treatment of:
Receptive/Expressive Language Disorders
Autism Spectrum Disorders
Apraxia of Speech
Pragmatic Language (Social Skills)
Yoga for All Abilities
Given the opportunity, children and adults of all abilities can learn to develop greater body awareness, strength, physical and mental flexibility, confidence, self-regulation, and self-expression through yoga practice.
The benefits of yoga are well documented. The practice inherently targets visual-spatial, gross motor, language, social-emotional, and executive function skills. In particular, yoga provides meaningful opportunities to strengthen the understanding and execution of directions containing spatial concepts. Spatial concepts include a range of commonly used, concrete prepositions like on, in, above, below, around and next to. Spatial concepts also refer to more abstract prepositions like near, far, and away. The ability to understand and apply spatial information is imperative for success in a variety of functional and recreational situations.
Each session is designed to accommodate a variety of learning styles through engaging, joyful, and experience based activities including individual and partner poses, interactive games, storytelling, singing, drawing, guided meditation, and breathing techniques.
Floortime therapy is a key component of the DIR model, developed by Dr. Stanley Greenspan and Dr. Serena Wieder.
Using this approach, caregivers are trained to consider a child’s Developmental capacities and Individualized sensory profile in addition to establishing and maintaining a positive, trusting Relationship to strengthen functional life capacities, develop meaningful connections, and promote lifelong learning.
During coaching sessions, caregivers are provided with skills and strategies to enhance connection, communication, confidence, and learning through play in a safe, supportive environment.
Holistic Circus Therapy
Circus therapy playfully combines yoga philosophy, circus arts, and imperative life skills. It is engaging and appropriate for all ages and abilities!
Circus arts, like hula hooping, juggling, plate spinning, and basic acrobatics, provide a unique outlet for play across the lifespan. They are pleasurable, fascinating, and challenging yet achievable when taught mindfully and incrementally. These skills inherently target a multitude of visual-spatial, gross motor, language, social-emotional, and executive function skills, allowing students to engage in joyful activities while working to improve general well-being.
All Circus Therapy sessions are infused with sprinklings of yogi wisdom, providing participants with tools and experiences to increase their confidence, persistence, and awareness of the mind-body connection, all while having a tremendous amount of fun!
In-Home Consultations and Tutoring
We have a passion for helping individuals of all abilities be the best versions of themselves. Individualized in-home consultations and tutoring sessions will help you to establish goals for your child and family to support wellness, daily living skills, leisure skills, and/or communication skills. We will customize a program based on your personal goals which may include: creation of activity and/or movement-based schedules, personalized video modeling clips, assisting your child to move towards increased independence with household management and chores, and support to improve the home-school connection.
Alternative Education Programs
Complete alternative education programs are available for school-age children and young adults whose needs are not being met in typical education environments. Programs designed by licensed educators and therapists use a compassionate, integrative, developmental and person-centered approach that accounts for and capitalizes on individual differences. There is a strong focus on social-emotional learning, project-based learning, daily living skills, confidence, communication, and independence. Opportunities to connect with nature, foster peer relationships, learn in community settings, explore passions and interests, and participate fully in the education process are emphasized.