Children with cerebral palsy and other physical conditions often require more than one therapy during their critical preschool years. The Perlman Center offers a one-of-a-kind holistic approach that recognizes the unique needs of kids during this age. The program offers a quality preschool environment with opportunities for your child to engage in activities and interact with peers. However, the primary focus of the program is to provide the occupational, physical and speech therapy that your child needs to improve function and maximize participation.
To get the best possible outcomes, therapies are integrated, coordinated and comprehensive. Our therapists work together and focus their attention on assessment and implementing a variety of individual and group treatment options aimed at improving active participation and overall health and development. The following are key components of every child’s plan of care:
- Emergent literacy
- Physical access
- 24-hour positioning
- Strength training
We infuse your child’s program with the most advanced assistive technology and therapy equipment and apply it in innovative ways to maximize participation.
Therapists work with small groups for extended 2½-hour sessions two or three times a week. Our therapists are better able to see how children apply new skills, identify target areas that need attention and stay connected with you as parents. Working closely with their team, therapists understand and support the treatment goals of each other’s discipline. Social workers provide the care and resource coordination that is so important to your family and child. As your child approaches kindergarten, the Perlman team works with your family and school to ensure a successful transition.