Improving Children's Lives Through Therapy
As a parent, ensuring that your child be given the best start in life is the highest priority. This priority is no different for a parent of a special needs child. Unfortunately wait times for special therapies and services are very long. Families can wait up to 12 months to get a diagnosis and then have to wait another 18 months to get services. The key to success is early intervention and the fastest route for help is in the private sector but costs associated with providing early intervention to improve the quality of life for the child can be overwhelming for parents without the financial means.
Parents are committed to giving their child what he or she needs to advance but cannot afford the costs of a therapist. The average therapy rates are up to $150 per hour.
MSNF can provide this opportunity as no child is turned away.
MSNF can provide resources and Government funding information and help coordinate a child with the right therapist.
MSNF can help support the families in group settings or one on one setting.
MSNF can develop community partnership that enables our organization to reach this type of family
Focuses on receptive language, or the ability to understand words spoken to you, and expressive language, or the ability to use words to express yourself. It also deals with the mechanics of producing words, such as articulation, pitch, fluency, and volume. For children, it generally involves pursuing milestones that have been delayed.
Deals with strengthening fine motor skills like writing, cutting, shoe-tying and using utensils. For children, whose "occupation" is school and play, it will focus more sharply on developmental milestones and skills required for playground and academic activities. Occupational Therapist working with children typically use techniques and are designed to target areas of delay and difficulty.
Motor skills are skills involving movement and motion. A child with motor skill impairments has trouble moving in a controlled, coordinated, and efficient way. Occupational and physical therapists will work to strengthen your child's motor skills, with occupational therapists dealing primarily with fine motor skills and physical therapists concentrating on gross motor skills.
Fine motor skills refers to movements that require a high degree of control and precision. These may include drawing shapes, writing, cutting with a scissors, using eating utensils. Children with neurological problems or developmental delays may have difficulty with fine motor skills.
Gross motor skills refers to movements that involve large muscle groups and are generally more broad and energetic. These may include walking, kicking, jumping, and climbing stairs.