Occupational and Physical therapists work together to
coordinate the best services for your child.
Assessment: TYGR therapists utilize standardized assessments and clinical observations to determine the needs of each individual child in the areas of gross-motor, fine-motor, motor planning, range of motion, stability, sensory processing, and organizational ability. In addition, social skills are assessed in the group settings that are created in this integrated environment.
Treatment: Therapy in TYGR utilizes sensory play through gymnastics and yoga. Some activities include climbing, obstacle courses, trampoline and swinging. Through these activities the following deficit areas can be addressed: Body awareness, the body’s location in space, problem solving, upper and lower extremity strength, coordination skills, balance, focus, endurance, crossing midline, sequencing, following directions and self-regulation.
Social Skills: Social skill areas include taking turns, awareness of others around them, taking the perspective of other children in the group, understanding expected and unexpected behavior in themselves and others, working together as a team, sportsmanship, and compassion.
Setting: TYGR takes place in an exciting full gymnastics facility that is interesting and motivating for the children. This setting allows children with special needs to be surrounded by other children who are participating in gymnastics classes, competitive gymnastics and yoga. TYGR students have the opportunity to constantly observe and model the behavior of the other students in the gym, and to interact with them on a regular basis.