Millage Recipient Profile - Comprehensive Therapy Center

Comprehensive Therapy Center (CTC) meets the therapeutic and educational needs of people with disabilities through skill building, academic enhancement, and social-emotional support. The non-profit helps people walk, talk, learn, and play – so they can read, write, and work.

Through a interdisciplinary approach to the whole person, CTC offers speech-language pathology, occupational therapy, and sensory integration and motor therapies.

As a Ready by Five Provider, CTC plans to implement therapeutic playgroups for those with developmental disabilities and delays using the Kent County Success Basics.

Comprehensive Therapy Center was pleased to be able to offer two playgroups before all services were canceled due to the COVID-29 outbreak. Each playgroup was staffed and attended at full capacity, and feedback was positive. The children had a range of developmental differences, including Sensory Processing Disorder, Speech Delay, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, Developmental Delay, and Autism Spectrum Disorder.

“We really enjoyed it,” Alana, one of the moms, said. “All the kids had fun, but the dance [therapy session] was the most fun.” Alana’s family wasn’t the only one to think so; the children were so enamored of learning how to throw and catch scarves, and move their feet and hands at the same time, that the dance therapy portion of the workshop took twice as much time as planned.

For now, the playgroups have shifted to a virtual model. CTC is offering five weeks of online video sessions, consisting of a series of videos you can play at home, and a live Q + A with therapists via Zoom.

Videos are uploaded on Wednesdays at 6 p.m. and available throughout summer. Q + A’s will be hosted on Wednesdays from 10-11 a.m and from 6-7 p.m. via Zoom; check our social media, email notifications, and this page for links.

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