Why an Initial Assessment?
Prior to any treatment, as assessment is needed. This allows us to determine whether our program is a good match and to develop an individual plan for the client.
In the case of children particular care is taken that the assessment takes place in a warm and sympathetic environment designed to put young people at ease. Our evaluators use a gentle, playful approach to get to know each child. We obtain detailed information from the child’s family and this information is taken into account when designing the tests.
Naturally, scheduling an initial assessment does not commit you to the full program.
First Loop: 15-Day Intensive
We begin with fifteen days of two-hour listening sessions, including auditory stimulation, and sensory integration activities. In the case of children, parent-staff conferences take place at the middle and end of this loop.
Second Loop: 8-Day Intensive
After a month we continue with eight days of two-hour listening sessions. Clients may begin audio-vocal (microphone) work. In the case of children, parent-staff conferences take place at the beginning and end of this loop.
Third Loop: 8-Day Intensive
After a month or two we schedule the final eight days of two-hour sessions. Clients continue their individualized programs. Again, for children there is a parent-staff conference at the beginning and end of this loop. A final conference includes recommendations for follow-up and further treatment if appropriate.