The Lighthouse Project is an Occupational Therapy provider. We specialize in clients with sensory integration dysfunction (SID) and processing delays, non-verbal learning disorders (NVLD), Asperger's (AS), high-functioning autism (HF), attention deficits (ADHD and ADD), and developmental delays with motor coordination challenges.
The extensive training and rich experience of the staff at The Lighthouse Project has prepared us to offer a range of services. If you don't see what you are looking for below, please don't hesitate to contact us to explore new possibilities.
Help parents to better understand the IEP process or 504 options at schools. Teacher and parent training: a small group of parents or teachers (3-8) that need strategies to help their children on the spectrum have a happy and content life.
children with challenges are observed by our therapists to provide strategies and tools to the teachers at schools.
This program addresses sensory processing skills by building foundational skills for handwriting that includes shoulder and arm strength, upper extremity endurance, hand skills, visual memory and attention as well as letter formation and pencil use. Using the highly successful "Handwriting Without Tears" Program, children move from hating handwriting to new levels of confidence and competence. A multi-sensory based handwriting program is designed to develop age appropriate fine motor skills and improve handwriting skills. This program will address the foundation skills for handwriting using "Handwriting Without Tears" program. We make it easy to teach the foundation skills students need to succeed with today's classroom work and online testing.
Easy to teach the foundation skills students need to succeed with today's classroom work and online testing. Our hands-on, developmental approach to Pre-K has provided hundreds of thousands of students the foundations needed for academic success. Our K–5 handwriting curriculum makes it easy for teachers to teach, and fun for students to learn.
The Listening program involves specialized exposure to music and sound for auditory training.
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The Lighthouse Project is a pediatric occupational therapy clinic specializing in the use of sensory integration modalities to treat children's sensory motor development difficulties. Sensory integration treatment has been used for over 30 years throughout the country and is growing in many other parts of the world. During the past 10-15 years this knowledge base has grown tremendously and S.I. treatment is accepted as part of the mainstream practice by pediatric OT practitioners. This approach utilizes tactile, proprioceptive, vestibular, oral motor and visual senses.
The one sense which has not been addressed is the auditory sense. Some occupational therapists have been including the auditory channels via a therapeutic listening program called 'The Listening Program' with specialized headphones and specially modulated music on compact discs. Many therapists have been using this program for over 10 years and have had some very promising and often remarkable results in a relatively short period of time. All of the current information from their work involves individual case studies and anecdotal written and verbal reports from parents. This program is a new treatment approach and is cutting edge rather than mainstream.
Statistical research on this program is starting to emerge, however at this time no statistical validation of its effectiveness is confirmed. Our program director Kohar Enemark, is a certified provider of The Listening Program through Advance Brain Technology. The program has tremendous potential and therefore she has decided to begin offering this treatment to our clients.
The historical development of the listening techniques is extensive and incorporates the work of Alfred Tomatis and Dr. Guy Berard. Many researchers consider the listening to be a form of sensory integration therapy that uses sound vibration to stimulate the brain processing. There are many theories as to why the Listening program works including the close connection between the ear and voice, language, and emotional and psychological development. It is felt the movement that occurs in the structures of the ear in response to the vibration of sound has a tremendous effect on the total brain functioning. Information about time and space is conveyed and internal rhythms are influenced.
TA dynamic home program is offered which involves listening to specifically modulated music through head phones. The sounds are modulated and filtered by electronic means. A specifically tailored listening program is developed for each child and may incorporate several CDs. The program often involves listening 1 or 2 times per day for up to 30 minutes. The program may last for a minimum of 5 weeks and up to several months. It requires a strong commitment of the parents to carry out the program. As the child progresses in response to the Listening Program, changes in music selection and protocol are often recommended.Parts of this information was modified and adapted from OT4Kids, Belmont, CA, 2000.
Lighthouse Project provides comprehensive evaluation tests to assess a child's abilities and challenges, and write up a report and recommendations for home and school.
Evaluation: The assessment may include in depth evaluation using various standardized tests such as Visual Perceptual tests, Visual Integration, Gross motor, Fine motor, and Sensory processing Evaluations. This also includes comprehensive reports and interpretation of the tests results using medical terminology and or IEP (school) related language.
Comprehensive Handwriting evaluation and report is also available to assess the child's challenges and areas that needs improvements.
Lighthouse Project was founded in 1998 by Rondalyn Varney Whitney, the author of two well-known books dealing with Non-verbal Learning Disability (NVLD). Since January 2005, Lighthouse Project has been under the management and the ownership of Kohar Enemark.
Lighthouse Project clinic's, social and sensory center and highly acclaimed social summer camps closed its doors on August 15th 2016 to focus on school base interventions, consultative services and evaluations in gross and fine motor, sensory integration and handwriting.
Lighthouse Project has been providing school based services to various Bay Area school districts since 1997. Our staff are extremely knowledgeable about school related programs and experts in Individualized Education Programs (IEPs).
We provide direct occupational therapy services for public and private school for all ages. Other services include consultation to parents, school and professionals that are working with your child. We believe in the importance of accepting the children for their strengths, and supporting them in using those strengths to address their frustrations and challenges. The therapists employed by Lighthouse Project are dedicated, licensed occupational therapists that are ready to serve you and your child.
Seeking Occupational Therapists! New graduates are most welcomed. Supervision and training is provided.
The Lighthouse Project Team is looking for dynamic, energetic, full time or part time Pediatric Occupational Therapists, to work in Bay area within local schools.
If you are interested in joining our great staff, please call us and email your resume!
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