The Healing Center has been providing mental health services in the Orland Park area since 2007.
We are the only clinic that specializes in mental health care specifically for children and adolescents in the southwest suburbs and we are now expanding to New Lenox to help service your patients with their specific needs.
Our therapists are dedicated to providing treatment plans that are individualized, age-appropriate and compassionate.
We provide evidence-based programs for the following:
- Impulse contro
- Social Skills
We also offer Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) and Group Skills Therapy.
1. What is occupational therapy?
Occupational therapists help people be as independent and successful in their daily lives as possible. OT's work by conducting "evaluations" to figure out what the barriers (sensory, visual, cognitive, social, emotional, etc.) are to the client’s participation in their daily activities (called "occupations"). They also work to identify any characteristics in the persons' environment/context that may have an impact on their daily functioning. Once this evaluation has been completed, the OT will development a plan of care to support the clients increased successful participation in any of the identified areas of dysfunction in their daily lives (self-care, school, play, work, chores, etc.) and improve the clients overall quality of life and well-being!
What diagnosis or treatments we offer.
Foundational skills we provide services for (include, but not limited to): self-regulation, information processing skills, fine and gross motor skills, visual motor and visual perceptual skills, sensory processing dysfunction, self-care skills, social skills, attention, etc.
Our staff has experience with the following techniques or modalities: Sensory integration/Sensory Modulation, DIR Floortime, assistive technology, ALERT program, Zones of Regulation, yoga, Astronaut Training Program (sound-activated visual-vestibular protocol), etc.
What standardized assessment tools do we utilize? Sensory Profile, Sensory Modulation Checklist, Bruininks-Oseretsky Test of Motor Proficiency (2nd Ed.), Beery-Buktenica Developmental Test of Visual-Motor Integration (6th Ed.), Functional Emotional Assessment, Canadian Occupational Performance Measure, Short Child Occupational Profile, etc.
What to expect first time visit?
Before the client attends the first session, the parent or guardian must have a physician referral. Once this is received, the client can be seen for a first session, or “evaluation.” Before attending this session, the parent or caregiver is required to fill out the necessary paperwork, which includes a very thorough look at the client’s daily functioning. This provides the OT with the necessary details to complete their evaluation and prepare their report. On the first visit, the OT will complete an evaluation with the client. After this session has concluded, the OT will work to prepare a report and develop a plan of care with the youth and their family to target the goals of the client.
More to come...