Simple Strokes Therapy is proud to offer additional services outside of our traditional outpatient therapy services. Contact us for more information.
Simple Strokes Teletherapy
Our newest partner company, Simple Strokes Teletherapy, offers speech language services through the use of telepractice. We currently offer our services in school settings. Visit www.ssteletherapy.com for more information.
Assistive Technology Communication Evaluations
We now offer Assistive Technology Communication Evaluations in both school settings and our outpatient clinic. Contact us for more information.
Sensory Integration Praxis Testing (SIPT)
The Sensory Integration and Praxis Test (SIPT) is a comprehensive assessment tool developed in 1989 by A. Jean Ayres, PhD for children 4.0-8.11 years of age. The test was created to assist us to understand why some children struggle with learning and/or display negative behaviors which are not explained by other diagnoses.
To understand the test, it is important to understand the term sensory integration. Sensory integration is the neurological processing of sensations from the skin, eyes, joints, gravity and movement receptors and how this information is organized for use. When this information is used, we display praxis or the ability to “do” things with the information provided from the environment and understood by our body.
When children have sensory integration dysfunction, they have difficulty or disordered processing of the information or inefficient interpretation of the sensations from the body.
The SIPT has 17 subtests summarized in the chart below, which fall into six categories of sensory processing and motor function: form and space, visual motor, tactile discrimination, vestibular-proprioceptive processing, bilateral integration and sequencing and praxis.
Simply Swimming Aquatic Therapy
Our Simply Swimming Aquatic Therapy Program is designed to introduce children to swimming with an emphasis on sensory integration and motor coordination. We offer fun and challenging 1:1 individual aquatic therapy sessions lead by a Licensed Physical Therapist which can help improve motor skills and enhance learning potential. For health insurance purposes, we are considered an in-network provider with most insurance companies and will bill the services as outpatient Physical Therapy. Please contact us for more information and for insurance verification.
We now offer a monthly Equipment Clinic to meet the equipment needs of our patients and community. Our Equipment Clinic can provide evaluations for custom wheelchairs, adaptive strollers, standing frames, gait trainers, and carseats as well as many other types of durable medical equipment for the pediatric population. Please contact us for more information and to schedule an appointment for our Equipment Clinic.
CranioSacral Therapy (CST) is a gentle, non-invasive, manual therapy technique used to evaluate and treat body function. It utilizes a very light touch (seldom exceeding more than 5 grams of pressure over the bodies natural resistance) allowing the body to process treatments slowly and effectively. It has been found to facilitate overall health and function including improvement in motor coordination, developmental progress, autonomic function, sensory perception and neuromuscular function. Typical individual treatment sessions last from 30 minutes to 1 1/2 hours. Please contact us for more information.
Amtryke Therapeutic Bikes
Simple Strokes Therapy is proud to be an evaluation site for Amtryke Therapeutic Bikes through the Pediatric Amtrykes of North Mississippi Chapter of AMBUCs. The Pediatric Amtrykes of North Mississippi Chapter of AMBUCs is a non-profit organization that provides Amtrykes free of charge to children who are unable to ride a traditional bicycle. Please visit the chapter’s website for more information or contact us if you would like more information about this organization.
As with any therapy, optimal treatment outcomes are more easily attained when there are appropriate accommodations for age, developmental level, group dynamics and environmental factors. IM’s individualized treatment approaches are engaging and motivating to the pediatric client. IM’s entertaining, game-like interface and easy-to-understand feedback will have your child checking their scores after each exercise and reaching for new levels and rewards. The IM allows you to increase the challenge and difficulty of the patient’s task while their focus is on interacting with the IM.