Therapy West Infant Specialized Play Program (TWISPP) is a center-based early intervention group program with support from specialists in the fields of occupational therapy, physical therapy, speech and language therapy, and mental health. It is a program for children who are at risk for developmental delays, children with identified disorders (such as Down syndrome, cerebral palsy, autism spectrum disorder, etc.), and also children who are typically developing. The emphasis of TWISPP is on prevention, early intervention, and enrichment in a playful and supportive environment. During TWISPP, our staff focuses on enhancing skills in the area of speech and language, social/cognitive development, motor development, self-help, feeding, and play. We also focus on on working with the family through formal, parent training/support groups and parent participation during the child’s program. Parents are encouraged to participate in monthly field trips and community visits.
TWISPP accepts children between 18 months and 36 months and maintains at least a 3:1 child to staff ratio. TWISPP is held Monday through Saturday from 9AM until 11:45AM. A typical TWISPP day includes the following activities
|9:00 – 9:30 AM||Exploratory Play
Emphasis on cognition, play, language, social interactions, and transitioning into the group setting.
|9:30 – 9:50 AM||Circle Time
Emphasis on speech and language, social interactions, cognition, body gestures/imitation, and posture. Children learn to identify themselves and others.
|9:40 – 10:20 AM
11:05 – 11:35 AM
|Climb & Tumble / Sensory Organization
Emphasis on strengthening, endurance, coordination, balance, motor planning, body/space awareness, and sensory processing.
|10:20 – 10:40 AM||Toileting & Handwashing
Emphasis on self-help skills.
|10:40 – 11:05 AM||Snack
Emphasis on feeding skills, self-help skills, speech and language, tool use/manipulation, posture, and social interactions.
|11:05 – 11:45 AM||Movement Music Time/ Sensory Organization
Emphasis on speech and language, body gestures/imitation, and sensory processing.
|11:15 – 11:35 AM
10:00 – 10:20 AM
Emphasis on group activities, receptive language, expressive language, articulation, fine motor, cognition, social interaction, and oral motor skills.
|11:35 – 11:45 AM||Closing Circle Time
Emphasis on speech and language, social interactions, cognition, self-help skills, body gestures/imitation, and posture.
|11:45 AM – 12:00 PM||Parent feedback|
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