Occupational therapy is the therapeutic use of purposeful and meaningful activities to promote health and wellness. Occupational therapy at CKFTO focuses on the promotion of fine motor, perceptual, cognitive and developmental skills in children with various levels of special needs and learning differences. Through a family-centered approach, we address the specific needs of each child and the individuals in that child's world.
Occupational Therapy Services
Music therapy is a holistic form of therapy that involves the skilful use of music used as a therapeutic tool to restore, maintain and/or improve a person's physical, emotional, social, cognitive and psychological well-being. Music is a universal language; its unique qualities make it an effective and distinctive mode of therapy for both children and adults of varying needs, abilities and challenges. Music provides a positive and creative outlet for self-expression and personal growth. Music can stimulate many brain centres simultaneously such as auditory, sensory, visual, motor and emotional. It can stimulate right brain function while increasing bilateral activity between brain hemispheres. It can also assist in integrating/internalizing motor skills, increase reflexive, auditory, tactile and visual responses. Music can help bridge the gap between verbal and non-verbal expression with one's self and one's environment.
Uses the buoyancy of water to facilitate movements not achievable outside the aquatic environment. The hydrostatic pressure of the water provides a blanket of deep pressure to the child's largest organ: the skin. Unique properties of the water allow children to work on development skills such as crawling, walking, rolling and jumping.
Caribbean Kids and Families recognizes the importance of supporting the child's family and will play host to various support groups to help family members understand they are not alone, although it may feel like it at times. We plan to offer parent, grandparent, father and sibling support groups.
A variety of day-camps are held during holiday breaks, including:
We offer an extensive library of recommended therapeutic books, cds and dvds for families, teachers and professionals to access.
Available to family members, teachers of children with special needs and the children themselves. The resource room will provide information and assistance through a library, computer programs, assistive technology and the use of the internet.
Physiotherapy, also referred to as physical therapy, involves evaluating, diagnosing, and treating a range of diseases, disorders, and disabilities using physical means. Practiced by physiotherapists or physical therapists, physiotherapy is considered within the realm of conventional medicine.
A disability may be defined as a condition which may restrict a person's mental, sensory and/or mobility functions to undertake and/or perform a task in the same way as a person who does not have a disability.