Our Therapy Programs
Most of our therapy programs consist of 60-minute individual therapy sessions which follow an individualized treatment plan based on the strengths and needs of your child, adolescent or adult. Treatment plans are updated frequently to ensure that we are always targeting the appropriate objectives.
Group therapy may be available but depends on family interest. We always ensure that all group members complement each other in order to have a functional, successful group outcome. Please call to see if any groups are currently running. Group therapy may be available in our reading programs and/or therapy treatment programs.
Reading therapies are Orton-Gillingham based programs: Lindamood Bell LiPs, Seeing Stars, and Visualizing/Verbalizing programs; and Wilson programs. These progams are recommended as multiple sessions per week. Depending on your child's specific needs, once a week sessions may be an option. Intensive reading therapy is offered during summer vacations (typically as one- to two-hour sessions for a minimum of two to three times per week) and may require additional sessions to complete a program. For those with dyslexia, we provide the Wilson programs.
Social Skills Groups
This group therapy is for children 4-12 years old. The Speech Pathologists at The Coleman Therapy Center will provide social skills instruction using the Michelle Garcia Winner curriculum to target adapting to others, how to engage and play with peers, perspective-taking, social language and interaction. Please call to see if any groups are currently running.
In this therapy program, the Speech-Language Pathologist uses horseback riding movement to facilitate the physiologic systems that support speech and language. When combined with other standard speech-language intervention strategies, the Speech-Language Pathologist is able generate effective remediation of communication disorders and promote functional communication outcomes.
Specially trained therapy professionals evaluate each potential patient on an individual basis to determine the appropriateness of including hippotherapy as a treatment strategy. The therapy professional works closely with the horse professional to manipulate various aspects of the horse's movement, position, management style, equipment and types of activities to generate effective remediation protocols and to promote functional outcomes.
This therapy program has been offered on Fridays in the fall, spring and summer at the Full Cry Farm in Clifton, VA. Catherine Coleman is not currently providing hippotherapy at Full Cry Farm, however, to inqire about other programs please contact the Northern Virginia Therapeutic Riding Program (NVTRP).
The Listening Program
The Listening Program (Advanced Brain Technologies) is a music-based listening program that can help with executive function, communication, auditory processing, and more.