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Therapy

Occupational, physical, speech and language therapies, behavioral and developmental services, and mental health.

Individual and group therapies at Abilities United specialize in providing high quality therapy services and support to children and their families.

The Abilities United staff is a transdisciplinary team of experienced therapists and early intervention developmental specialists who provide services based in best practice for language, cognition, social development, motor, sensory, and feeding.

All staff members have extensive experience and knowledge regarding resources and interventions for children in our communities. Therapists create individualized services to nurture the relationships vital to your child’s lifelong development and to meet the needs of your child and family.

Our licensed therapists and specialists, who are English and Spanish speaking, offer:

  • Individual sessions in:
    • Occupational therapy
    • Physical therapy
    • Speech and language therapy
    • Child behavioral consultations
  • Social skills group
  • Assessments and evaluations
  • Mental health referrals
  • Consultations
  • Observations
  • Family-centered and collaborative approach


Who
Children up to 16 years old who need support in:

  • Sensory processing/integration
  • Autism spectrum discorder (ASD)
  • Attention and focus
  • Building positive social interactions
  • Speech and language
  • Gross motor skills
  • Fine motor skills
  • Behavior

When
By appointment

Where
In your home, school setting, or at Abilities United

Abilities United
3864 Middlefield Road
Palo Alto, CA 94306

Occupational Therapy

Occupational therapy (OT) addresses fine motor, sensory integration, and feeding/oral motor difficulties.

Areas of expertise:

  • Sensory processing disorders
  • Sensory integration
  • Fine motor development
  • Feeding and/or oral motor development
  • Attention and regulation
Physical Therapy

Physical therapy (PT) addresses gross motor delays, orthopedic and postural alignment, problems with balance and coordination, and sensory integration.

Areas of expertise:

  • Pediatric neurodevelopment treatment (NDT)
  • Foot/ankle issues
  • Orthotic evaluations
  • Developmental, neurologic, and orthopedic issues
  • Sensory integration
Speech and Language Therapy

Speech and Language therapy involves activities to facilitate and promote speech and language development.

Areas of expertise:

  • Articulation
  • Apraxia
  • Language and communication disorders
  • Social pragmatic language disorders
  • Augmentative and alternative communication (AAC)
  • Stuttering
  • Feeding and swallowing development
Behavioral and Developmental Services

Behavioral and developmental services address challenges a child and/or family face as the child grows.

Areas of expertise:

    • Behavioral support
    • Parent coaching
    • Sleep consultations
    • Potty training
    • Preschool and site observations
    • Infant massage
Social Skills Groups

Social Skills Groups consist of small group settings for children who exhibit challenges in social situations, have a challenging time communicating with peers and expressing emotions, and experience social and/or developmental delays.

Your child will develop confidence in:

      • Turn taking
      • Initiating and joining play
      • Building confidence with peers
      • Emotional regulation
      • Problem-solving and negotiation

For more information contact (650)494-0550 or submit a request.