Sandbox Therapy Group distinguishes itself from area clinics with our many disciplines under one roof, allowing our therapists to treat individuals of all ages with a variety of diagnoses. The strong emphasis we place on collaboration is the glue that holds everything together.
Our interdisciplinary approach includes:
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.
Eight areas of Communication:
- Speech Intelligibility – 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
- Speech Fluency – the coordination and flow of speech to reduce stuttering moments
- Language – the proper use and comprehension of words and grammatical structures
- Pragmatics – the use of language in social contexts
- Cognition – attention, memory, problem solving, executive functioning
- Feeding and Swallowing – food motility and mastication, food aversion
- Voice and Resonance – quality of phonation, loudness level, pitch, nasality
- Alternative and Augmentative Communication (AAC) – visual and/or voice output systems used to communicate.
Focusing on these areas, SLPs support speech intelligibility, as well as language processing and use, so that our clients may be successful in communicating with others.
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.
STG Services Offered
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.
In addition to our standard evaluations within each discipline, we offer an interdisciplinary intake process, also known as T.A.P.P.
T.A.P.P. (Team Assessment and Program Planning) allows for overlapping theoretical models of treatment. A Psychotherapist meets with parents, without the child, to discuss concerns, goals, and potential outcomes. Recommendations for separate evaluations are then made (if applicable) and scheduled with one or more of our occupational therapists, speech-language pathologists, Board Certified Behavior Analysts (BCBA) and/or psychologists, typically with-in two weeks of the initial meeting.
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 week for two age cohorts; young children & older adolescents.
Social Group(s) -
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 game play, 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 child’s behavior and/or development, or your own emotional regulation, please call us at (425) 558-0558 or email firstname.lastname@example.org