Early Beginnings Academy has a variety of services to better serve our families. We are a community based program designed to ensure that our students have multiple opportunities to experience a high quality experience. Please click below to see the variety of services provided.
Here at Early Beginnings Academy, music therapy group sessions are provided in each class 2-3 times a week. Our board certified music therapist creates evidence-based interventions specifically designed for each classroom environment in order to provide our students with an appropriate music-centered learning experience. Music is a fun and engaging way to facilitate learning while promoting the development of social skills, academic concepts, communication, motor skills, emotional awareness, and self-expression. Music therapy sessions also provide opportunities for sensory integration and exploration, utilizing a variety of instruments, visual aids, and multisensory materials. Our music therapy program is built on the belief that all children are musical and deserve an opportunity to express their own musicality in a way that is enriching and meaningful.
In addition to providing weekly group music therapy sessions, EBA also offers a Little Hands music and art family class once a month to provide families with a chance to play, sing, and create together. Please check the events calendar page for the dates.
The speech therapist works with our children and the interdisciplinary team members to provide individualized instruction for improving communication skills. Many children require support to develop integrated oral motor skills and require specialized nutritional management services, including mealtime feeding techniques, adapted mealtime equipment, and appropriate diet textures.
The speech therapist develops a plan to support oral motor challenges and communication needs, work collaboratively with the staff to support our children’s ability to communicate independently, and supports during program for a fully integrative approach. Therapists work closely to determine the best tools to ensure that students are able develop their receptive and expressive vocabularies and maximize their communicative potential.
Occupational Therapists and Occupational Therapy Assistants use meaningful activities (occupations) to help children maximize and exceed their potential. Through skillful assessment, observation, and consultation, the Occupational Therapy professionals devise a program of therapeutic and customized activities to promote each child’s physical, social, emotional, and mental health.
In an educational setting Occupational Therapy practitioners focus on academic, play and leisure, social participation, self-care, transition/work, and sensory tolerance and integration. Adaptive equipment and learning modifications are customized when determined necessary. The Occupational Therapists work closely with the teaching team, Physical Therapy staff, and Speech and Language Pathologists to assure the most cohesive and unified educational programing possible.
Physical therapy services are offered to promote maximum well-being of our children and ensure they can fully participate in instructional activities, play, field experiences, and social. The individual develops an individualized positioning schedule and gross motor program with the physical therapist.
Specially trained personnel and instructors provide gross motor programs and range of motion exercises to loosen contracted extremities, increase muscle strength, and improve vestibular capabilities as well as prevent progression of deformities.
Transportation services are provided for students based on distance from the school sites. The transportation department works diligently to identify pick-up points selections that are safe and are most beneficial to all families on transportation.