MOTOR & SENSORY DIFFERENCES
Activities of Daily Living
Sensory motor differences affect all aspects of the clients life. Activities of Daily Living (ADL’s) include everything from getting ready for school or work to completing chores and participating in hobbies or sports. When an individual has difficulty with motor planning and coordination, these tasks can be extremely difficult, if not impossible. At Interplay Therapy Center, we break down the motor tasks so that the individual can practice and build the purposeful motor skills necessary for success. Our therapists will also provide parent and caregiver coaching so that these skills can be practiced in all environments.
School readiness and academic success can be hindered by sensory and motor differences. As a result, students may struggle with academic tasks such as fine motor skills (handwriting, cutting, using utensils), organizational tasks (homework, note taking, school projects), transitions (switching activities, changing classrooms), and gross motor tasks (physical education class, extracurricular sports/activities). We offer fine motor support through our 1:1 sessions with our therapists or through our group sessions. We offer group sessions for both fine motor (handwriting groups) and gross motor (Ingenuity Fitness). Check out our calendar for upcoming classes!
Whether it’s a full time position or a volunteer opportunity, we provide support for our clients so that they can be successful in the community.
Many of our clients, speaking, non-speaking, and unreliably speaking, want to pursue post-secondary education. Our therapists work to support their purposeful motor skills, self-regulation and reliable communication through Spelling to Communicate in order for them to reach this goal. We work with our clients to prepare them for on-campus classes or online courses. Many of our clients do a combination of both on-campus and online depending on their needs and goals.
Whether it’s a full time position or a volunteer opportunity, we provide support for our clients so that they can be successful in the community. Opportunities are available to work on these skills both in the Center and outside in the work environment so that the client, caregiver and employer work together for a successful employment experience.