Intensive Therapy at the Special Learning Center
The SLC has 2 physical therapists certified in providing Therasuit® and Intensive Therapy treatment. Once an evaluation and approval of treatment is completed, the therapists will design a plan tailored to fit the specific needs of the child. A full session generally lasts 2-3 hours a day, three-five days a week, for three-six weeks. This program incorporates a variety of therapy approaches, equipment and techniques that are specifically tailored to each individual to help maximize their potential. Some of the therapy approaches include:
Universal Exercise Unit
Neuromuscular Electrostimulation (NMES)
Lite Gait / Treadmill Training
Neuro-Developmental Treatment (NDT)
After completion of an IT session, the therapists will provide follow-up consultation, continued treatment plans for home and/or other school environments and recommendations for further sessions. Through a grant from the Missouri Foundation for Health, we have specialized equipment lending program for families that will aid in a child’s improved functional mobility and success at home, school or in the community. Items such as adaptive trikes or gait trainers are part of the grant lending program.
For more information about SLC’s Intensive Therapy program, please contact Mary Owens or Lisa Borgmeyer at 573-634-3070.