Age Newborn - 3 years
Little Steps in Childhood, Large Leaps for Life
ATC’s licensed staff provides evaluations and therapy services for children aged 0 - 36 months. The recommendations of the evaluators with the input of the parents are incorporated into an Individual Family Service Plan (IFSP). The IFSP addresses the individual needs of the child, and may include any of the following forms of therapy:
Therapeutic services take place in the natural environment of the child, at home or at a day care center. Parents are then encouraged to follow through with supporting activities between therapy visits. Parents find it a pleasure to work with ATC professionals who are sensitive to parents’ needs and respect their confidentiality at all times.
When to Request an Evaluation
When in doubt, check it out. Delays that are addressed at the earliest age possible have the greatest chance of being successfully overcome. If you, as a parent, have any concerns about your child’s development, do not hesitate to apply for an evaluation.APPLY NOW
Evaluations are provided at no cost to families.
Speech and Feeding Therapy
ATC’s dedicated speech and feeding pathologists work with babies and toddlers with oral motor impairments. By treating disorders such as a weak suck, drooling, understanding or expressing language, children learn healthy feeding motions and the ability to interact with the people around them in a basic way.
Feeding therapy ensures that every child receives the proper nourishment to develop, so he does not experience developmental delays. Feeding therapy also saves children from childhood obesity, by teaching them healthy feeding habits.
Proper nutrition through proper feeding is something every child needs. The ability to interact with the people around her is the first step in the ladder of development that your child needs grow.
ATC’s physical therapist help babies and toddlers develop and maintain maximum movement and functional ability with the most updated techniques. By treating children with gross motor delays, helping them build strength, and mobility, our therapists give children the gift of physical wellbeing. Every child needs mobility to be able to discover the world.
Every child needs mobility to be able to discover the world!
ATC’s occupational therapists help children with delays in sensory integration and fine motor skills to participate fully in everyday activities (occupations) in school and in social situation. Our therapists utilize the most advanced sensory techniques and equipment to improve sensory motor development, visual motor development, and grasping skills. They also train children in self care and body positioning.
Every child deserves to be capable and productive in the fullest sense possible!
Play Therapy Special Instruction
Children with learning delays many require specially designed instruction so they can learn. Providing infants and toddlers their unique educational needs assures that they meet their peers up to par at school age. ATC is the Action behind the Federal NO CHILD LEFT BEHIND act of 2007.
Every child deserves the chance to begin his journey in education on equal footing with his peers!
Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) Services
ABA addresses babies and toddlers social delays as basic as focusing, listening and imitating, by breaking down skills into their smaller components. ABA has been effective with children in the autistic spectrum, improving their communication and interaction skills and limiting problematic behaviors like tantrums.
Individualized programs are created for each child, based on their developmental level and unique needs. When a child has difficulty interacting with his environment, and communicating appropriately, a behavior analytic perspective has proven to be helpful.
Every child needs connection with his family and the people around him to be an integral part of our world.
Your Child's Milestones
- Turn their heads toward bright colors and lights
- Move both eyes in the same direction together
- Recognize bottle or breast
- Respond to their mother’s voice
- Make cooing sounds
- Bring their hands together
- Wiggle and kick with arms and legs
- Lift head when on stomach
- Become quiet in response to sound, especially speech
- Follow moving objects with their eyes
- Turn toward the source of normal sound
- Reach for objects and pick them up
- Switch toys from one hand to the other
- Play with their toes
- Help hold the bottle during feeding
- Recognize familiar faces
- Imitate speech sounds
- Respond to soft sounds, especially talking
- Roll over
- Get to a sitting position
- Pull to a standing position
- Stand briefly without support
- Imitate adults using a cup or telephone
- Play peek-a-boo
- Wave bye-bye
- Put objects in a container
- Say at least one word
- Make Ma-ma or Da-da sounds
1 ½ Years
- Like to push and pull objects
- Say at least six words
- Follow simple directions
- Pull off shoes and socks
- Can point to a picture that you point in a book
- Feed themselves
- Make marks on paper with crayons
- Walk without help
- Walk backwards
- Point, make sounds or try to use words to ask for things
- Say NO shake their head or push away things they don’t want
- Use two-to three word sentences
- Say about 50 words
- Recognize familiar pictures
- Kick a ball forward
- Feed themselves with a spoon
- Demand a lot of attention
- Turn pages in book
- Like to imitate people around them
- Identify body parts by pointing
- Build a tower of four blocks
- Show affection