As so often happens with learning differences, there isn’t a clear cut pathway to navigating how to best support a child. From ADHD to anxiety to dyslexia to dysgraphia, learning differences often intersect, impacting a child’s overall learning profile. For these children, the care and attention from specialists is often needed to help them not only flourish in and out of the classroom but to also rebuild confidence in themselves as learners. Whether it is our speech-language pathologists, occupational therapists, or our psychologists and social workers, our team of Lab clinicians at The Reservoir Group at The Lab School of Washington have the knowledge and specialized training to help students build skills and strategies that are essential for their academic success.
Our clinicians have specialized school-based expertise, which means:
- we know strategies that work for classrooms, playgrounds, sports fields, and theaters.
- we work collaboratively with school administrators, teachers, and other members of your school-based team.
- we help families prioritize and schedule services that will have maximum functional impact at school and home.
The Reservoir Group at The Lab School of Washington offers families the resources to support their child. Sessions are tailored specifically to the individual child’s learning profile and age while targeting areas of need.
Services available are:
- 1:1 or small group sessions with certified and licensed speech-language pathologists, occupational therapists, and psychologists and social workers.
- In-person or virtual sessions
- Sessions may be eligible for insurance reimbursement
Reservoir Occupational Therapists use meaningful activities to help children and youth participate in what they need and/or want to do in order to promote health and well-being. We address the physical, cognitive, psychosocial and sensory components of performance. We provide expertise in activity and environmental analysis and modification with the goal of reducing barriers to participation at home, school or during play.
Occupational Therapists Help With:
- Gross Motor Skills: postural and core strength, balance, and bilateral motor skills
- Sensory Processing: Organization of the 8 senses (vestibular, proprioceptive, visual, hearing, tactile, olfactory, taste, interoception) from one’s body and environment to efficiently participate in one’s environment.
- Fine Motor Skills: hand strength, dexterity, finger isolation, hand development and bilateral integration
- Visual perception: visual discrimination, visual memory, visual closure, form constancy, and figure ground
- Visual Motor Integration: handwriting, tool use, keyboarding
- Executive Function: planning, organization, initiation of tasks, time management, shifting attention, termination of tasks, self-monitoring and/or self-regulation.
- Ocular motor skills: scanning, tracking, convergence, saccades, and eye focus
Additional Occupational Therapy Services
Reservoir Psychology & Wellness specializes in providing comprehensive psychoeducational evaluations to individuals across the lifespan, and psychotherapy to children, adolescents, and young adults. With extensive experience working with students with learning and attention difficulties, we are committed to providing high quality services to children, adolescents, and their families, regardless of the learning, emotional, or behavioral challenges they face.
The Reservoir Speech, Language & Literacy Team specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of spoken and written language disorders. Our clients struggle with aspects of listening, speaking, reading, writing, social language, and/or executive functioning. We provide multi-sensory, systematic, and explicit instruction, guiding students to develop skills, strategies, and self-advocacy for communicative success in the classroom and social settings.
Reading & Writing
Speech-Language Pathologists are uniquely positioned to teach reading and writing skills because we understand how language works. With a vast toolbox of knowledge and expertise, our clinicians explicitly work on all levels of reading and writing, from foundational through high-level skills.
- Experts trained in Orton-Gillingham approach to literacy, with proficiency and experience in other programs supported by the Science of Reading.
- Areas of intervention include:
- Phonological Awareness
- Reading (Decoding)
- Spelling (Encoding)
- Reading Fluency
- Reading Comprehension
- Written Expression (e.g., grammar concepts; note-taking skills; sentence-level to multi-paragraph-level writing; working through the writing process)
Listening, Speaking, Executive Functioning
A student’s ability to be successful in school and social settings is based on their ability to communicate - to listen with understanding, to communicate their needs, thoughts, and feelings, to take the perspective of others, infer and draw conclusions, and to share experiences and information. Clinicians at The Reservoir Group work to address speech and language skills with the goal of improving and enhancing communication and language processing.
- Evidence-based treatments and the latest technology facilitate progress and keep students motivated.
- Individual therapeutic sessions work on students’ unique speech and language needs in areas including:
- Language Formulation & Organization
- Listening Comprehension
- Problem Solving
- Social Pragmatics
- Speech Fluency
- Executive Functioning
Additional Speech, Language & Literacy Services