Residential

At Walter Lawson Children's Home, daily programs emphasize four areas of skill development:

  • Sensory Motor Integration
  • Self Help
  • Language and Communication
  • Positioning and passive range of motion

Sensory Motor Integration
Designed to promote the child's purposeful interaction with his/her environment, stimulation involving the sense of touch, sight, motion, hearing, smell and taste promotes the child's awareness of self and surroundings.

Self Help
Through these carefully designed programs we foster and enhance each child's awareness of, and involvement in, dressing, eating, bathing, and other necessary personal functions.

Language and Communication
Through daily living activities, we provide many varied opportunities for acquiring expressive and receptive language skills to develop usable communications systems and interact with their peers and staff.

Positioning
Therapeutic positioning and passive ROM helps promote use of normal patterns and functional experiences. We choose the best position for the individual to provide pressure relief and comfort, limited fatigue, improved breathing posture and digestion. Various positioning techniques promote better use of their hands and eyes. Various positioning techniques promote better use of their hands and eyes.