ABC Therapeutics

Address: 11390 Transit Road
East Amherst, NY 14051
Phone: (716) 580-3040 Fax: (716) 5803042 Email: info@abctherapeutics.com Website: http://www.abctherapeutics.com

ABC Therapeutics provides occupational therapy and physical therapy services for children. Our experienced staff provides therapy in our private clinic, schools, preschools, community settings, and family homes.

ABC Therapeutics staff are highly educated and trained; they are experts in child development. ABC Therapeutics is an approved early intervention provider by the New York State Department of Health and all staff are licensed and certified in their practice specialties. We have developed our reputation on a long history of excellent service. Families and agencies trust our family-centered and evidence-based approach to care.

Pediatric Services:
Private occupational therapy and physical therapy – ABC Therapeutics offers private occupational therapy and physical therapy at the Transit Road location. Therapy is provided in individual or group sessions depending on the child's need and family request. Private therapy is often chosen by families who seek expert therapy services including:
comprehensive developmental evaluations
second opinion evaluations and consultation
therapy over extended holiday periods or summer
short term medical rehabilitation
splinting, casting, and adaptive equipment
home and environmental evaluation and modification
short term developmental intervention or consultation
parent education, training, and advocacy
extended case management and developmental consultation

Handwriting classes – All Write! is a handwriting program designed to help children develop skill and proficiency in handwriting. Writing is a complex task that incorporates components of coordination, organization, speed, posture, strength and endurance. For many children, integrating these components is challenging. We developed All Write! because handwriting and self-esteem are closely linked. Children who are able to write well do better in school and enjoy it more. Those who have difficulty with handwriting are frequently at a disadvantage in school.

Facts on the All Write! program:
Meets twice weekly
Both Printing and Cursive Groups offered
Eight week developmentally-based curriculum
Includes initial assessment
Small group interaction
Parental involvement
Home carryover provided
Summary provided for your school therapist

Social skills groups – Focus on Friendships! is a social skills group that is facilitated by an occupational therapist. Children who have learning disabilities invite friends to engage in activities less often, go places with friends less frequently, go to sports events less often, and engage in fewer extracurricular activities than their peers. This difference persists into young adulthood. Although children who have learning disabilities interact with peers frequently on an informal basis, they have few opportunities to engage in and learn from more complex activities with their peers.

The Focus on Friendships! program provides an environment for children who have learning disabilities to practice friendship skills, social problem solving, and prosocial behaviors. Children are instructed in a curriculum of cooperative teamwork and mutual respect that they can generalize to home and school settings.

Facts on the Focus on Friendships! program:
Separate groups for different age groups
Small group interaction
Parental involvement and education
Home carryover provided
Summary provided for your school therapist

Infant massage classes – There are many benefits of infant massage. The primary goals of infant massage are to teach parents to interpret a child’s non-verbal communication, to promote parent-child bonding, and to alleviate stress that interferes with healthy family relationships. ABC Therapeutics staff are trained and certified as infant massage instructors. They will work with you and your baby in private or small group classes.

Child advocacy and parent education – ABC Therapeutics recognizes the unique and irreplaceable role that parents play in the lives of their own children. We provide education, training, and support to parents so that they are best able to advocate for the needs of their children.
We help parents learn about:
special education laws
rights under special education laws
participating as a team member on the CSE/CPSE
developing meaningful goals on their child's IEP
communicating with professionals regarding their child
developing balance between educational programming, healthy recreation, and rest for their children

Parents experience many conflicting feelings when confronted with the possibility that their child may be having learning or developmental difficulties. Confusion. Anger. Frustration. Sadness. Depression. Many parents feel totally alone and unable to mobilize themselves on behalf of their children. ABC Therapeutics staff understands what you are going through. We have helped thousands of parents learn how to navigate the special education system in their children's schools. We provide you with the information you need to be an effective advocate for your own child.

The Early Intervention Program (EIP) (ages 0-3) – ABC Therapeutics helps to link parents to the Early Intervention Program and provides initial referral and interim therapy services to families waiting for their EIP eligibility to be determined. Once approved, families may also choose ABC Therapeutics as their service provider. Private therapy services are available to families who are not approved or who wish to opt out the County program.

Pre-School Services (Ages 3-5) – ABC Therapeutics is a leader in providing integrated preschool therapy services. Our staff of experienced therapists develop and refine curriculum based interventions that align with district learning standards and program philosophies. Our staff are experts in educational teaming and are trained in a transdisciplinary educational model that promotes optimal student participation and success.

We provide our services to districts and private preschool programs in a specialized 'Move to Learn' program that helps preschoolers develop foundational motor, sensory, perceptual, cognitive, and social skills. We use evidence-based practice in all of our evaluation decisions, use RTI models to develop and integrate goals into the overall curriculum and the child's IEP, and participate in outcomes based assessment and quality assurance programs to determine program effectiveness. All of our programs are developed and supervised by Masters and Doctoral trained professionals.

School Based Services – ABC Therapeutics provides contractual school-based services to educational programs. Our staff of experienced therapists develop and refine curriculum based interventions that align with district learning standards and program philosophies. Our staff are experts in educational teaming and are trained in a transdisciplinary educational model that promotes optimal student participation and success.

In school-based programs, enhanced parent communication and home carryover drives our program philosophy. We use evidence-based practice in all of our evaluation decisions, use RTI models to develop and integrate goals into the overall curriculum and the child's IEP, and participate in outcomes based assessment and quality assurance programs to determine program effectiveness. All of our programs are developed and supervised by Masters and Doctoral trained professionals.

Occupational Therapy & Hand Rehabilitation Services: – Occupational therapy is skilled treatment that helps people "do" what they want to do, which improves their sense of satisfaction and fulfillment and contributes to their subsequent health and well-being. Occupational therapy helps clients gain greater independence in daily occupations. Services typically include:

Personal evaluations that help you and your doctor measure progress
Fabrication and fitting of splints or other orthotics that your doctor orders
Comprehensive home and job site evaluations with adaptation recommendations so you can return to your activities
Individualized rehabilitation programs to improve ability to perform daily activities
Education in post-injury or post-operative wound care
Adaptive equipment recommendations and training
Guidance to family members and caregivers

ABC Therapeutics is recognized for its years of clinical specialty in hand and upper extremity rehabilitation. You may be referred to ABC Therapeutics if you have had a hand injury such as fractures of the wrist or hand, a crush injury, snow blower or table saw accident or any type of hand trauma, burns or injury from overuse.

We use a client-centered approach to your care. Client-centered practice is a complex process that involves you and your therapist working in partnership to achieve your occupational goals. You can trust that we will take the time needed so that you consider your rehabilitation successful.

 

Please visit our website or Contact us for more information:

Pediatrics’ Page

Occupational Therapy/Hand Rehabilitation Page

 

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