UCP of Central Florida focuses on helping children ages birth to 21
achieve their optimal functionality according to their abilities. Many of the children who come to UCP begin therapy unable to ambulate, speak, dress or even feed themselves. After a lot of hard work, and with the guidance of their therapists, many children are able to master these tasks and more.
Our team of physical,occupational therapists, and speech language pathologists provide personalized activities that optimize each child’s potential according to their individual abilities. Services are provided at UCP’s seven campuses as part of our in-house education program or for out-patient clients, and summer therapy clients. UCP also provides therapy services at local child care facilities and other community centers.
THERAPY PROGRAM TRACKS
Designed to help children reach their full potential, UCP’s therapy program is geared toward children with varying disabilities and delays including Cerebral Palsy, Spina Bifida, Down’s syndrome, genetic conditions, speech and language delays and developmental delays among many others. UCP therapy providers closely collaborate with our education team, physicians and other professionals providing each child with a comprehensive interdisciplinary approach where families are an essential part of the team.
- Works under a prescription and plan of care
- Focuses on developmental milestones
- Works towards improving quality of movement and attempting to eliminate or minimize the child’s deficits
- Intervention is provided in a clinical setting or natural environment
- Therapists may assist families with acquiring medical equipment through insurance and/or other funding sources for home and community use
- Works under the student’s current IEP
- Focuses on the student’s readiness and function as it relates to curriculum, learning, school access and equity
- Requires the student to be in an exceptional student education program, frequently provided in a group setting
- Goals and objectives are a collabroative effort between the Education and Therapy Team for a holistic learning experience
- Therapists make recommendations for equipment to be used at school
*Medical and educational therapy services can be provided simultaneously to students and out-patient clients on campus*
TYPES OF THERAPY OFFERED
UCP’s Physical Therapy program focuses on preserving, developing and restoring physical function. Our physical therapy providers incorporate the use of diverse approaches, techniques, devices, physical agents and modalities to help each child reach their individual goals.
UCP’s occupational program focuses on developing fine motor, self-help, sensory motor and visual perceptual skills. Our providers incorporate the use of diverse treatment approaches, techniques and devices to reach each child’s goals.
Speech Language Therapy
UCP’s Speech Language Therapy Program focuses on developing verbal and non- verbal communication skills and on remediation of oral-motor and feeding challenges. Our providers incorporate a variety of treatment techniques, approaches and devices to facilitate the achievement of each child’s goals.
To apply for UCP Therapy Services please complete the Therapy Inquiry Form below.
Physical, Occupational, Speech Language Therapy program interventions and services include: Screenings and Evaluations/Re-evaluations, Therapeutic Handling /Positioning, Lower Extremity Serial Casting, Lower Extremity Splinting- Fabrication/ Adaptation, Lower Extremity Assistive Device Training, Ambulation/Gait Training, Balance /Equilibrium/Coordination Ex. Program, Strength/Endurance /Flexibility Ex. Program, Kinesiotaping, Motor Planning, Motor Coordination, Neurodevelopmental Treatment, Seating /Wheelchair Clinic, Postural Training, Range of Motion Maintenance / Restoration, Equipment Recommendation, Cranio-Sacral, Myofascial Release, Training in the use of LE Prosthetics, Home Assessment, Fine Motor Skills Therapy, Therapeutic Listening, Social Skills Training, Activities of Daily Living (ADL’s) Training, Upper Extremity Splinting Fabrication/ Adaptation, Assistive Technology: Upper Extremity Assistive Device Training, Sensory Integration/Processing Program, Community Integration: Functioning in Community Settings, Neurodevelopmental Treatment, Kinesiotaping, Cranio-Sacral, Myofascial Release, Psychosocial: Working on the Development of Self-Concept and Self-Expression, Pre-Writing and Writing Skills, Visual Perceptual/Visual Motor Therapy, Cognitive Attention Span/Problem Solving, Training in the use of UE Prosthetics, Proper Tool & Toy Use, Articulation Therapy, Voice Therapy, Language Disorder/Language Dominance Therapy, Oral-Motor Therapy, Fluency Therapy, Feeding /Swallowing Therapy, Auditory Processing Therapy, Cognitive Therapy, Apraxia of Speech Therapy, Assistive Technology/Augmentative Communication Therapy, Aphasia Therapy, Cleft Lip/Palate Therapy, Cochlear Implants Therapy, Kinesiotaping, Aural Rehab Therapy.