We are conveniently located at 9881 Bridgeport Way SW in Lakewood, Washington. We are close to I5 & Joint-Base Lewis McChord. We moved into this wonderful space in January 2020 and continue to settle in.We are fortunate to have over 6,000 square feet of space. However, we believe it is the therapist that makes the space, not the space that makes the therapist!
This is a great space with an "acrobat hammock swing", multiple swing attachments and a scooter board track. The acrobat swing provides vestibular (movement) input with increased pressure, which has a calming effect. It can also help develop body awareness and address motor planning skills. The kids love using this in therapy tool!
The motor room also allows for obstacle courses, which provide a great opportunity to address multiple skills, such as motor planning, sequencing and memory, coordination skills, strength, and balance. Obstacle courses are also a wonderful tool to provide sensory input. For example, the scooter board can be used for vestibular input and the tunnel can be used for proprioceptive (body awareness) input. To promote even more skill-building, obstacle courses during OT can also often incorporate a fine motor or visual perceptual component, such as a puzzle or stringing beads.
This space has many benefits. The sensory room is a “safe” space designed to provide a place for individuals with sensory issues to decompress and confront a variety of sensory issues in a way that will ultimately help them learn to cope with seemingly normal experiences.
Sensory rooms can be utilized by persons with Autism Spectrum Disorder, ADHD, cerebral palsy and Down syndrome, as well as for individuals with a variety of developmental challenges in the area of communication, movement and balance, and social skills.
This space can provide a sense of calming when a meltdown occurs and can be a calm space where an individual can regain control of their emotions. A sensory room can also provide a low-stress, fun environment for an individual to work through their emotions and reactions to certain stimuli.
This room is an amazing space for our clients to be creative!
Feeding therapy is best done in a comfortable setting. The kitchen is also a great place for the therapists to gather and collaborate.
Many of the clients call this the "ball pit" room. This is a great room for using the therapy swing, crash mat and of course the ball pit!
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