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Rehabilitation Therapies

The children served by Foundation ThinkAgain are treated with a variety of therapies through highly qualified providers chosen for each child’s individual needs. Therapeutic treatment plans designed by these therapists, utilize information from a variety of sources including the client’s social, emotional, psycho-educational, and neuropsychological context. Therapists contracted with Foundation ThinkAgain, work with the patients one-on-one after school or on weekends, which supports and supplements their regular education.

Cognitive Remediation is designed to improve neurocognitive abilities such as attention, working memory, cognitive flexibility, planning, and executive functioning which leads to improved social and academic functioning.

Educational Therapy offers children with learning disabilities a wide range of intensive, individualized tailor made interventions designed to remediate individual learning problems. Further, educational therapy stimulates the patient’s awareness of their strengths so they can use those strengths to overcome or compensate for areas of weakness.

Vision therapy, also known as visual training, vision training, or visual therapy, is a broad group of techniques aimed at correcting and improving binocular, oculomotor, visual processing, and perceptual disorders.

Clinic-Based Speech and Language Therapy includes the treatment of speech and communication disorders. The approach used depends on the disorder and may include physical exercises to strengthen the muscles used in speech (oral-motor work), aphasia therapy, or speech drills to improve clarity.

Clinic-Based Occupational therapy involves the analysis of activities in a child’s life, and the affected sensory processes required for such activities. Occupational therapy involves:

  • Teaching new ways of approaching tasks
  • Breaking down activities into achievable components e.g. sequencing a complex task like cooking a complex meal
  • Performance skills/sensory integration assessments and treatment.
  • Adaptive equipment recommendations and usage training.
  • Environmental adaptation including provision of equipment or designing adaptations to remove obstacles or make them manageable

Physical Therapy: In special circumstances following a brain tumor, some pediatric patients require a significant amount of physical therapy with limited coverage by medical insurance. For those requiring more clinic based PT, we work closely with service providers in the child's community to get them what they need in order to function successfully. “Mounting evidence shows that movement is crucial to every other brain function, including memory, emotion, language and learning. Our "higher" brain functions have evolved from movement and still depend on it.” John Ratey, M.D., Harvard Medical School Professor and Author of A User's Guide to the Brain.