Therapy Services consists of Physical, Occupational, Speech Language, Physical Education, and a Physical Nutritional Management Team. Therapy services are integrated into the support system of children and adults served by Orange Grove Center.
We provide consultation, as well as direct treatment, on issues that include adaptive positioning, mealtime concerns, communication, sensory integration, and activities of daily living, wheelchair assessments, and nutrition/wellness. We are committed to providing services to individuals where they need them. This may include their home, work place, school, or other community setting.
Center ’s sensory gym is an area where play, sensory stimulation and learning come together. The sensory gym is filled with a host of colorful and engaging equipment like a ball pit, scooter boards and climbing net. A 50-foot sensory wall engages the students’ senses of touch, sight, and hearing. In addition to being fun, the sensory gym helps students develop such imperative skills as balance, posture, and tactile tolerance.
Snoezelen is the name of a philosophy that makes use of a specially designed room that provides a relaxing sensory environment for people with a variety of special needs. The word “snoezelen” derives from the Dutch, the region in which the Snoezelen philosophy developed. The Dutch word “snuffelen” means “to explore,” and “doezelen” means “to doze.” The word “snoezelen” attempts to capture the concepts of sensation and relaxation in the created environment. In
Center ’s Snoezelen Room, the senses are stimulated by a wonderful combination of soothing music, lighting, tactile sensations and aromatherapy.
Description Of Services: Occupational Therapy