All of our therapists have experience in the schools and in the clinic. They can differentiate the possible extra benefits of private therapy, so your therapist will make recommendations once your child is evaluated.
The major difference between school and clinic therapy is that the school focuses on helping the child learn in that specific environment. They attempt to find a nice balance between therapy at school, which is educationally directed, and time and education in the classroom. The clinic is more medically based, it focuses on the skills that are impacted in any environment especially home and the community. School as well uses a variety of specialized techniques that therapists receive extensive training for. These may include: Auditory integration, sensory integration, MNRI, NIS, NDT, massage, theratogs, cranial sacral therapy, oral motor techniques, casting and splinting, aquatic therapy.
In the clinic, we focus more on getting to the underling issues by making permanent neurological changes so the child can be successful in adapting to a variety of environments.