Our licensed therapists may provide Physical Therapy, Occupational
Therapy, and Speech Therapy services to your child during their Little
Lukes preschool day, as outlined in the IEP.
Speech therapy assists preschool students who have difficulties with
communication skills. For example: oral motor strength and
coordination, sound production skills, building vocabulary,
communicating effectively and understanding language concepts.
Physical therapy for preschool students focuses on enhancing strength,
balance and coordination to improve movement skills. For example:
moving around home or school, playing at the park, safely going up and
down stairs, maintaining balance in crowded situations, motor skills
involved in playing games.
Occupational therapy assists preschoolers with sensory processing
(responding to the information from our environment in appropriate
ways), eye-hand coordination, visual perception (how we interpret what
we see), self care and play skills.
Special Education Teachers
There is one Special Education teacher assigned to each preschool classroom, directly teaching and supporting children throughout the day within each integrated program. Each Special Education teacher plans for every child with special needs, modifying the general education curriculum and all activities to meet the children's needs and ensuring participation, learning, and progress on the IEP goals. The Special Education teachers work closely with the therapists in planning for children, and carrying over skills addressed by the therapists.
Staff attends continuing education trainings that qualify under the ANSI/IACET Standard. Little Lukes has been accredited as an Authorized Provider by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET), 1760 Old Meadow Road, Suite 500, McLean, VA 22102; (703) 506-3275. As an IACET Authorized Provider, Little Lukes offers CEUs for its programs that qualify under the ANSI/IACET Standard.
Our in-house team of therapists may work with your child individually
or in small groups. The therapy sessions may occur within your
child’s classroom or in the Little Lukes therapy room.
Therapy co-treatments allow two therapists to work together across
disciplines with your child. Your child benefits when therapists
incorporate skills from one field into the session with another.
For example, alternating between a speech therapy skill and a physical
therapy skill in one activity can motivate your child and keep the
session interesting and fun. Occupational therapy can help your
child organize and focus on activities and goals from another
The therapists can work on carryover of skills and then coordinate
efforts to help your child reach goals.