Building Bridges Developmental and Community Services, Inc.

 


Therapy Services

Building Bridges Staff

The therapy services available at Building Bridges can make a big difference for individuals with developmental disabilities. Our services include physical, occupational, and speech therapy. We also offer home and community-based waiver services, Autism waiver and outreach programs.

Physical therapy

Physical therapy assists children and adults in achieving their maximum potential by using therapeutic exercise techniques to improve range of motion, recovery of strength and endurance and to improve balance and coordination. Physical therapists also provide assistance on how to move independently, or with assistive devices (walkers, wheelchairs, crutches)

  • Acquisition of developmental milestones
  • Balance and coordination
  • Development of age-appropriate gross motor skills
  • Joint mobility and integrity
  • Posture, positioning and gait
Occupational Therapy

Occupational therapy helps children develop age-appropriate goals through the use of self- help, play, and learning skills. Activities include daily living skills, play activities, sensory integration skills, visual motor skills, and fine motor activities.

  • Dressing and undressing skills
  • Hygiene skills
  • Adaptive skills
  • Feeding
  • Grasping
  • In-hand manipulation skills
  • Precision use of fingers
  • Muscle strengthening of small muscles
  • Sensory integration
Speech Therapy

Speech therapy focuses on articulation, expressive and receptive language, oral motor function, and enhancing communication skills. Speech and language development is the foundation for all academics. Speech communication is one of the most fundamental and important of human skills. It is essential to learning, playing and social interaction.

  • Sound production (articulation)
  • Receptive language skills (understanding and following direction)
  • Expressive language skills (putting words together, naming objects, etc.)
  • Social skills of language (turn taking, eye contact, reading facial expression)
  • Voice (quality, volume, pitch)
  • Fluency (speed of speech, stuttering)
  • Assistive communication (sign language)
  • Oral motor skills (movement of the tongue, teeth, lips, and jaw) and feeding
  • Sucking and swallowing disorders