The Interactive Metronome (IM) is a brain-based rehabilitation assessment and training program developed to directly improve the processing abilities that affect attention, motor planning, and sequencing. This, in turn, strengthens motor skills, including mobility and gross motor functions and many fundamental cognitive capacities such as planning, organizing, and language. Motor planning and sequencing problems have been linked to a variety of developmental, behavioral, and learning challenges. More than a decade of clinical studies show gains in these areas for those who are diagnosed with Sensory Integration Disorder, Asperger Syndrome, Autism Spectrum Disorder, ADD/ ADHD and Cerebral Palsy, among others.
The SOS Approach to feeding assesses and treats children with feeding and weight/growth difficulties. This program integrates many factors, including sensory, oral, motor, behavioral, medical, and nutritional factors. This comprehensive perspective allows us to approach the evaluation and treatment of each child individually. The SOS Approach to feeding evolved from the developmental steps, stages and skills of feeding found in typically developing children. The approach utilizes information about "normal" development to help children progress through typical feeding milestones towards the eventual goals of eating a variety of age-appropriate textures and growing at an appropriate rate. Family education and participation is a critical component of The SOS Approach to feeding. Parents and other caregivers foster progress and generalization of feeding from the clinic setting to other natural environments. Therapy sessions are done individually and/or in groups in our treatment kitchen.
Unified Therapy Services strives to be pediatric focused therefore we utilize several standardized tests specific to the pediatric population. Some examples include Peabody Developmental Motor Scales-2, BOT2, SIPT, Sensory Profile, VMI, Developmental Test of Visual Motor Integration, TELD, TOLD, One Word Expressive, One Word Receptive, Goldman Fristoe, Rosetti, and many more.
Unified Therapy Services has partnered with NICC to help expand their reading program. Northeast Iowa Community College is offering the Barton Reading and Spelling System tutoring program for children, teenagers and adults with dyslexia. The Barton Reading and Spelling System is a systematic and intensive method of instruction in phonemic awareness, phonics, reading fluency, vocabulary and reading comprehension strategies designed for one-on-one dyslexia tutoring.