FOUNDATIONS Pediatric Therapy

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FOUNDATIONS Pediatric Therapy

Small Ratio Therapy Classes for
Developmentally Challenged Kids

Kids First is excited and proud to present Foundations, a refreshing and unique approach to physical, social and emotional education for developmentally challenged children. Far less expensive than one-on-one therapy, Foundations classes have a great emphasis on social integration. As progress is made, our goal is to include each child in regular Kids First programming.

Occupational Therapy and Physical Therapy services will be offered in a group setting, with a focus on sensory integration and motor learning. Our unique small group approach, within a recreational setting, will offer one-of-a-kind services utilizing evidence-based treatment interventions. 

This program will benefit children of all needs and ability levels, helping each one of them to maximize his/her potential by giving them the right challenges to assist them in learning and growing into the best they can be. By working to ensure a strong foundation for learning and development, therapy services can enhance children’s abilities to master skills.

CHARTER MEMBERS GET 20% TUITION DISCOUNT FOR LIFE!

A LIMITED number of Foundations Charter Memberships are Available for early adopters! Charter Members get a 20% discount from Small Ratio Therapy Class tuition for LIFE!

KF is proud to offer a limited number of Charter memberships for early adopters of any Foundations offerings. It’s simple and works like this:
Enroll as a Charter student and you will receive a 20% discount off the Foundations Small Ratio Classes for as long as you are continuously enrolled.
There are a limited number of Charter memberships available. When they are gone, they are gone.

If you un-enroll from classes for any reason Charter status is revoked.
A 20% discount will also apply to Evaluations and One-On-One Therapy for as long as Charter Memberships remain available. After all Charter Memberships are gone, these discounts evaporate.

Due to the depth of the discount, the Charter Membership discount cannot be
combined with the regular Kids First Sibling/Multiple Class Discount or other
promotional offer!


OUR MISSION

Foundations therapy was created with the goal of helping each child grow and learn to the best of their abilities. By looking at what underlying skills are causing deficits and working to build those foundational pieces from the bottom up, a child is much more likely to be successful with all tasks instead of just having single splintered skills. By addressing needs in a natural recreational environment, children can begin to generalize the information more quickly, giving them the ability to maximize their potential.


WHY ARE WE DIFFERENT?

Foundations is the first pediatric therapy program to be offered in a recreational setting. By providing therapy in a natural environment, it encourages greater carryover of skills for everyday life. In addition, by receiving therapy at Foundations, you will build up a team of people who understand the needs of your child and can continue to facilitate his/her growth beyond therapy into recreational classes.

WHO WILL BENEFIT?

Foundations small group therapy sessions are designed for children with developmental delays, learning disabilities, ADHD, Autism, Asperger Syndrome, Sensory Processing Disorder/ Sensory Integration Dysfunction, Dyslexia, Cerebral Palsy,  Anxiety and other mental health problems, Down Syndrome and a variety of other chromosomal abnormalities


SENSORY MOTOR EVALUATION 1.5 hours

In order to best meet a child’s needs and to ensure proper group placement,
an evaluation must be first completed by a licensed therapist. This will allow that professional to get a true picture of the strengths and needs of your child and how best to help him/her reach his/her goals. Evaluations lasting 1 to 1.5 hours will consist of working with the child in a playbased setting, consulting with the parent to gain critical information, and using standardized fine motor, gross motor, visual perceptual, and sensory tools to maximize goal setting and ultimate success.
Fee: $245 (deduct 20% as long as Charter Memberships remain available).
$50 Cancellation Policy: Cancellations with less than 24 hour notice will incur
a $50 charge from your account card.
Insurance billing: Not available at this time

 
EVALUATION UPDATE 30 minutes

This evaluation is for children who already have a current sensorimotor evaluation which is three months old or less from another organization. Parents are required
to submit prior evaluations for review ahead of scheduled session. Once reviewed
and accepted, a child and parent can then attend a 30 minute mini evaluation with
a licensed therapist for class placement.
Fee: $120 (deduct 20% as long as Charter Memberships remain available).
$50 Cancellation Policy: Cancellations with less than 24 hour notice will incur
a $50 charge from your account card.


FOUNDATIONS THERAPY CLASSES--one time, weekly

EXPLORERS

1 hour (therapy is 45 minutes and consultation with parents is 5 minutes
leaving 10 minutes for documentation for progress monitoring)

A one-of-a-kind, small group, occupational therapy session designed for 2-6 year olds (split into individual groups based on ability and closer age range) to explore their environment. Using sensory integration principals, this will be a child-driven class where they get to explore a variety of sensory movements and where they are encouraged to enhance their current skills by exploring new sensations, movements, games, and activities. The core focus of the group will be integrating the sensory information he/she receives from the environment and producing appropriate responses to this information. Other objectives of the group include:  improving gross motor skills of balance, coordination, strength, and control; building fine and visual motor skills of strength, control, and coordination; and improving social skills for interacting with peers and adults (including but not limited to increased attention to task and interaction with others).

Tuition: $299/month (deduct 20% for Charter Membership).

BUILDERS

1 hour (therapy is 45 minutes and consultation with parents is 5 minutes
leaving 10 minutes for documentation for progress monitoring)

A unique small group occupational therapy session designed for 3-8 year olds (split into individual groups based on ability and closer age range)  to begin to work on their motor development within a structured and controlled environment. Using fun games and activities such as a motor song, core poses, fine motor work, game time, and a cool down, children will get to practice a large variety of fine motor, gross motor and social skills.  These pieces of development are all interrelated, and when they work in harmony, they improve a child’s ability to learn essential information for school such as reading and math, as well as improve functioning in all environments.
The core focus of the group will be on integrating the sensory information a child receives from the environment and producing appropriate responses to this information. Other objectives of the group include:  integrating primitive reflex patterns; improving gross motor skills of balance, coordination, strength, and control; building fine and visual motor development of strength, control, and coordination; building self-help skills; and improving behavior and the ability to interact with peers and adults (including but not limited to turn-taking, direction following, increased attention to task, and interaction with others).
Tuition: $299/month (deduct 20% for Charter Membership).

Children appropriate for these groups include children who:
-seek excessive movement
-are hesitant to move, climb and explore
-seem inflexible and have difficulty with change 
-prefer to play alone versus with others
-have difficulty with transitions, changes in routine, and following adult directed tasks
-demonstrate sensory sensitivities (to clothing, foods, etc)
-demonstrate high pain tolerance
-have limited safety awareness
-have delays in fine motor, visual motor skills
-display weak core strength, balance and coordination
-demonstrate delayed ball skills

ONE-ON-ONE

1 hour (therapy is 45 minutes and consultation with parents is 5 minutes
leaving 10 minutes for documentation for progress monitoring)

Description: One on one occupational and/or physical therapy services (one service per session) provided based on your child's individual needs and goals determined by the evaluation process. A great option for parents seeking intensive services within a unique setting with access to amazing equipment while maximizing your child's growth by individualizing each session to his/her needs.  
Fee: $120 (deduct 20% as long as Charter Memberships remain available).

CANCELLATION POLICY FOR ONE-ON-ONE THERAPY SESSIONS

In order to make progress, consistent attendance within therapy sessions is needed. With that being said, we understand that there will be times that you are unable to keep an appointment. All cancelled appointment must be done at least 24 hours in advance. IF you fail to follow this policy, the following fees will be assessed:
Missed therapy session: $50.00. If you fail to cancel an appointment, and do not show up for that appointment, you will be charged for the FULL amount of the therapy session. All missed appointment charges must be paid at the next visit. 

CALL NOW TO SCHEDULE AN EVALUATION!

Spots fill quickly, so call today to schedule an evaluation for Foundations, the program that’s all about helping your child be the best he/she can be!

A variety of other classes will be coming soon, as well as Speech Therapy, so keep checking back for new offerings!


Foundations Pediatric Therapy
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Department Leader

Rachel Lott

Rachel Lott is a seasoned licensed Occupational Therapist with over 15 years experience. She is certified in Sensory Integration and has dedicated her career to working with children of all abilities and helping them maximize their potential.
She began her career while still in college by working both one on one with children in their homes, and at a special needs and inclusions day camp program in Cincinnati. These experiences gave her unique perspective on the needs of a child through the family’s eyes, to include the definite benefit and need for inclusion for children.

While she has spent the majority of her career working in area school districts, she has also worked extensively with the birth to three population. In addition, she has also worked for Cincinnati Children’s at the Pearlman Center –for assistive technology and has done aquatic therapy.

Rachel is thrilled to be offering programming at Kid’s First.
She feels it is the perfect place to help all children grow and learn.

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