- Early Intervention
- Day Habilitation
- Weekend Retreat
- Parents Day Out
- Waiver/Case Management
- Health Services
- ABC Program
- Sliding Scale Preschool Enrichment Program
BCSS provides Speech-Language Pathology, Occupational, and Physical therapeutic services prescribed by physicians to children, infants to 5 years of age. Our therapists are highly skilled, board certified, and state licensed. Annual continuing education requirements maintain our high standards for service delivery and quality.
BCSS therapy services may include (but are not limited to):
• Evaluations utilizing standardized tests, criterion referenced measures, clinical observations, and/or parent-caregiver interviews.
• Development of intervention plans based upon evaluation results and the needs of the child and the child’s family/caregivers.
• Provision of intervention services to achieve the desired outcomes of intervention plans.
• Ongoing evaluation of the progress of intervention services and modification of intervention service plans as may be necessary to affect desired intervention outcomes.
• Ongoing communication with medical professionals such as primary care physicians, specialists (orthopedists, neurologists, ENT), nurse practitioners, nutritionists to coordinate and enhance intervention services.
• Assist families/caregivers in acquiring specialized equipment such as wheelchairs, braces, and augmentative communication devices.
• Provision of services to consult and educate family/caregivers, educational staff, and/or community in the areas of communication, gross motor skills, and fine motor skills.
BCSS Physical Therapists use specialized and developmentally appropriate exercises and equipment to help children develop, regain, and/or improve their gross motor skills. Some of the physical therapy services provided include evaluation/treatment of muscle tone problems such as spasticity, evaluation/treatment of Torticolis conditions, gait training, orthotics, and equipment acquisition.
BCSS Occupational Therapists use specialized and developmentally appropriate exercises and equipment to evaluate and treat children who have difficulty participating in meaningful activities (“occupations”) relevant to their daily lives. Evaluation and treatment often focuses on improving a child’s development in the areas of fine motor skills, play skills, social skills, and self-care skills. Common problems that our therapists have addressed in their intervention programs have included:
• Decreased range of motion.
• Decreased strength.
• Self-care delays in such as skills as dressing, grooming, and independent feeding
• Bilateral coordination delays in such skills as tying shoes and throwing/catching ball.
• Visual-perceptual disorders.
• Sensory processing disorders.
Other disorders included within their scope of practice are sensory feeding disorders and low vision problems.
BCSS Speech-Language Pathologists evaluate and treat children who have difficulty communicating due to speech and/or language disorders using specialized and developmentally appropriate activities, exercises, and/or equipment. They also evaluate and treat children with oral motor based feeding disorders and swallowing disorders (pediatric dysphagia). Common problems that our therapists have addressed in their intervention programs have included:
• Speech disorders such as articulation deficits, phonological processing disorders, and childhood apraxia of speech.
• Language disorders such as delayed acquisition of receptive and/or expressive language skills, and delayed acquisition of social communication skills (pragmatic language).
• Fluency disorders such as stuttering or cluttering.
• Voice disorders such as resonance problems (nasality), quality (hoarseness), and voice problems related to medical diagnoses (vocal fold nodules, vocal fold paralysis).
• Communication disorders related to Hearing Impairment.
• Communication disorders related to Oral Facial Anomalies such as Cleft Palate.
• Communication disorders requiring use of Augmentative and/or Alternative Communication Systems.
• Oral Motor Feeding Disorders.
• Pediatric Swallowing Disorders (Pediatric Dysphagia)
For more information concerning BCSS Therapy Services, please contact:
Benton County Sunshine School-Therapy Services
3400 Woods Lane
Rogers, Arkansas 72756
(479) 636-3190, ext. 117