Gracie’s Place Services

Developmental services for children with special needs ages birth to 18

Your child’s development is our primary goal. We partner with parents and caregivers, to celebrate where their child is today and work along side each child to help them reach their full potential. We encourage family members to join us in therapy sessions, play alongside their child, and discover how to include therapeutic strategies into their child’s daily routine at home, in school or at daycare. We will partner with the school systems and share information with special education teachers to help provide the best possible support for your child.

In addition, we offer parents and caregivers practical suggestions, training and support on how to address the issues that are most impacting their child’s quality of life, as well as their own. We will strive to offer encouragement and training for families as well as for their special kiddos.

Speech/Language Therapy

Our licensed speech-language pathologists work with children to develop and enhance communication skills.

Our Speech-Language Pathologists (SLPs) specialize in pediatrics and work with children to develop and enhance communication skills. SLPs are accredited by the American Speech and Hearing Association (ASHA). Treatment plans for each child varies depending on age and nature of the communication issues but may include increasing expressive, receptive, speech and oral motor skills.

In addition, speech-language therapy may focus on play, attention and problem solving skills to lay a strong foundation for communication development.

Occupational Therapy

Our licensed occupational therapists help children gain independence and develop functional skills.

Our OTs specialize in pediatrics and work with families to help their children gain independence and promote development of skills that children need for their many “jobs” – including play, self-care (dressing, feeding, grooming), and interacting with others.  They work with families to develop individualized goals that help children to be more functional in their home, school, play, and community environments.

Occupational therapists often use a sensory-based approach to identify challenges related to the way a child processes and responds to sensory information. They work with families to develop strategies to help the child cope with their sensory differences so that they can interact in their world with more ease and enjoyment.

Family Education, Resources and Support

We partner with and support parents every step of the way.

We believe that your child’s success is closely linked to your own success and the success of your family. To that end will will support you with the tools and resources necessary for your family’s positive growth and development.

We will support parents and caregiver’s role as advocate and teacher for their child, but in addition we will support them as individuals in need of care themselves.

To support this philosophy, we provide:

  • Parent training, education, and support in every therapy session
  • Specialized parenting classes
  • Respite care for parents
  • Mentoring classes and community support groups