Specialties & Services
When a person experiences trauma, stress, a constellation of diagnoses (or a single diagnosis), or whatever else life chaotically or unpredictably throws at them, it is normal to become entangled, then unravel and remain in a holding pattern. Our passions include inspiring growth, providing hope, and encouraging mental healing during these times. We believe in helping our clients, who include children, adolescents, families, and adults, find the courage to tackle old, current, and upcoming challenges. We understand that no single approach works for everyone, and so we avoid a “one size fits all” approach to therapy. Clients and therapists work together to find a customizable therapeutic program that best suits their needs and bridge the gap between where they are today and where they want to be in the future.
Occupation is a general term used to describe the ways in which individuals occupy their time. Occupational therapy, with children, incorporates the therapeutic use of everyday life activities for enhancing or enabling participation in the home, school, community, and other settings.
Therapy targets areas such as coordination and balance, fine and gross motor skills, executive function, and sensory processing. OT teaches a variety of techniques to succeed while participating in activities in all settings.
Speech and language therapy with children addresses communication challenges, both expressive and receptive.
Check the 8 Areas Of Communication below.
8 Areas Of Communication
The formation of clear and distinct sounds in the child’s language, whether the issues arise from articulation delay, phonological disorder, or motor planning issues such as developmental apraxia of speech
The coordination and flow of speech to reduce stuttering moments
The proper use and comprehension of words and grammatical structures
The use of language in social contexts
Attention, memory, problem solving, executive functioning
Feeding & Swallowing
Food motility and mastication, food aversion
Voice & Resonance
Quality of phonation, loudness level, pitch, nasality
Alternative and Augmentative Communication (AAC)
Visual and/or voice output systems used to communicate.
We provide assessments for Autism, Sensory Processing Disorder, Speech Delays, ADHD, mood disorders, among many others.
The Psychology Department offers assessments for ruling-out an Autism/ADHD diagnosis (among many other mental health diagnoses). We customize assessments and therapy to meet you and your family’s needs.
Sandbox Therapy Group practices traditional one-on-one therapeutic sessions for occupational therapy and speech therapy, but also individual, and family/couples therapy for children, adolescents, and adults, as well as ABA, family, and behavioral therapy and parent coaching.
We facilitate social groups each summer for two age cohorts; young children & older adolescents.
Social Group is a curriculum-based program that integrates peer social communication with exploration and development of life and leisure skills. This includes activities such as cooperative gameplay, creating a group art project, or working together to prepare a healthy snack.
Social Group aims to help kids who are ready to begin generalizing the pragmatic skills they have acquired in individual therapy in a therapeutic group setting with their peers. Within the group, they are supported by a range of professionals, including SLPs, OTs, and ABA therapists.
Therapy At School
Sandbox therapists have started going into area private schools and working with clients within their school environment. (Inquire for details)
Typically, when we see a child in school, it is to work on generalization of skills that have been mastered in individual therapy – something we use as a complement to our traditional clinic-based sessions. Often, school teachers are thrilled we are there, as we can provide them with tips, given parent permission, on how to help their children succeed in school.
Areas Of Development
Our Sandbox team is currently developing a program working with 18 to 30-year-old young adults on transitioning into independence, providing a supportive framework behind the activities of daily living.
The maturation of any individual involves a complex interplay of occupation, independence, and a sense of self; our collaborative effort ensures each of these is supported when necessary.
Eastside, including (but not limited to) Redmond, Bellevue, Kirkland, Woodinville, Duvall, Carnation
To summarize, our team, who can be seen here, takes great pride in the work that they do on behalf of their clients individually and as part of a family unit.
If you have any concerns regarding your child’s behavior and/or development, or your own emotional regulation, please call us at (425) 558-0558 or email email@example.com