Services Offered

Our therapy department provides comprehensive services including Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, and Speech and Language Therapy. Life Skills Academy offers two distinct models of care tailored to meet the diverse needs of our students and their families: The Medical Model and The Academic Model. Whether focusing on addressing medical conditions and developmental delays or supporting academic achievement and cognitive skills, our dedicated team is committed to fostering growth, independence, and overall well-being in every child we serve.

At Life Skills Academy, we are dedicated to providing comprehensive therapy services seamlessly integrated into the school day, whether in the classroom or within our therapy department. Our approach ensures that students receive the support they need to thrive academically, socially, and emotionally. By delivering therapy within the school environment, we aim to minimize disruptions to learning while maximizing accessibility and effectiveness of interventions. Our interdisciplinary team collaborates closely with educators to create tailored plans that address each student's unique needs, fostering their success and well-being throughout their educational journey.

Offering therapy services during the day, also provides a valuable convenience for parents, eliminating the need to seek outside therapy services during school hours or after-school hours. By integrating therapy sessions seamlessly into the school day, parents can save time and resources typically spent on transportation and coordinating schedules for additional therapy appointments. This approach ensures that children receive the support they need without disrupting their school day and also fosters a collaborative environment between therapists and teachers, allowing for better communication and coordination of care. Ultimately, having therapy services available during the day not only benefits children by providing consistent support but also eases the burden on parents, enabling them to focus on other responsibilities knowing their child's therapy needs are being addressed effectively.

Communication

Communication is paramount in our therapy program, and we strive to make it as convenient as possible for parents and caregivers to connect with us. For immediate assistance or inquiries, we encourage you to reach out to us via text message at (863) 774-7714.

Additionally, please refer back to this page regularly for updates regarding other ways to contact the therapists working with your child. We are continuously exploring new communication channels and will provide you with the latest information to ensure seamless and efficient communication between our team and your family.

Therapies Offered

Occupational Therapy

Occupational Therapy is a specialized branch of therapy that focuses on helping children develop the skills they need to participate fully in daily activities and routines. Occupational therapists work with children of all ages, from infants to adolescents, addressing a wide range of challenges including developmental delays, sensory processing difficulties, physical disabilities, and cognitive impairments. Through a holistic approach, therapists assess a child's strengths and areas for improvement, then design individualized treatment plans to enhance their ability to engage in activities such as play, self-care, school tasks, and social interactions. Using a variety of therapeutic techniques, including sensory integration therapy, fine motor exercises, and environmental modifications, pediatric occupational therapists empower children to build independence, confidence, and resilience, enabling them to reach their fullest potential and participate meaningfully in their daily lives.

Physical Therapy

Physical Therapy is a specialized field dedicated to improving the physical abilities and functional independence of children from infancy through adolescence. Pediatric physical therapists work with children who have a variety of conditions, including congenital disorders, developmental delays, neurological impairments, orthopedic injuries, and genetic syndromes. Through personalized evaluation and treatment plans, therapists address challenges related to mobility, strength, balance, coordination, and overall physical function. They utilize a range of therapeutic techniques such as exercise programs, gait training, and assistive device prescription to optimize each child's movement potential and enhance their quality of life. By fostering motor development and improving physical abilities, pediatric physical therapists empower children to participate fully in daily activities, sports, and recreational pursuits, promoting their overall health, well-being, and lifelong independence.

Speech and Language Therapy

Speech and Language Therapy is a specialized discipline aimed at supporting children in developing effective communication skills and overcoming difficulties related to speech and language. Speech-language pathologists work with children of all ages, from infants to adolescents, who may face challenges such as articulation disorders, language delays, stuttering, voice disorders, or social communication difficulties. Through comprehensive assessment and individualized intervention plans, SLPs address each child's unique needs, considering factors such as cognitive abilities, sensory processing, and social communication. Therapy sessions may involve activities to improve speech clarity, expand vocabulary, enhance grammar and syntax, or develop pragmatic language skills for effective social interactions. By equipping children with the tools to express themselves confidently and connect with others, pediatric speech and language therapy empowers them to reach their full potential and thrive in all aspects of life.

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Primary School (K-8)

515 East Haines Boulevard
Lake Alfred, FL 33850

Phone: (863) 800-0755
Fax: (407) 412-7514

High School (9-12+)

130 South Pennsylvania Avenue
Lake Alfred, FL 33850

Phone: (863) 875-5147
Fax: (407) 412-7514

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