SERVICES

We offer comprehensive speech-language evaluations and treatment, as well as occupational therapy services.

Getting Started

Most of our visits fall into one of these categories.

Consultation

Our first meeting! We can learn more about your unique needs, determine the need for a formal assessment, and answer questions about treatment, local resources, etc.

Assessment

Comprehensive assessment to determine current levels and to establish a functional and appropriate treatment plan.

Treatment

Engaging and effective therapy to target goal areas and work toward generalization of new skills.

Coaching

We empower family and caregivers to implement the home program through live guidance and feedback.

Professional Training

Helping Speech-Language professionals level up to help those in their care.

Speech-Language Services

PEDIATRIC


Autism Spectrum (ASD)


Speech Delay and Language Delay


Early Intervention


Augmentative & Alternative Communication (AAC) & Assistive Technology (AT)


Language Disorder


Phonological Disorder


Articulation


Childhood Apraxia of Speech


Stuttering / Fluency Disorder ​

ADULT


Stroke Rehabilitation


Stuttering / Fluency Disorder​


Articulation / Speech Clarity (Ex: lisps, producing "r", etc).


Dysarthria (Muscle weakness or paralysis)


Aphasia (Language loss)


Traumatic Brain Injury Rehabilitation


Neurological Disorders (e.g., Parkinson's, MS, Dementia, etc)


Accent Reduction / Modification​ ​​​​​


​​​​Autism Spectrum (ASD) ​

Bilingual Speech-Language Services

We proudly specialize in serving bilingual and multicultural populations, and offer therapy in English and Spanish.

Augmentative & Alternative Communication (AAC) / Assistive Technology Services

Our specialists determine the most appropriate communication system based on individual profiles, and provide programming and training for client and caregivers.

Community-Based Therapy

Based on the client's individual treatment plan and needs, sessions can take place in the clinic or in the local Old Town Clovis community, where communication skills can be practiced in functional, real-life settings.

Occupational Therapy Services

We offer pediatric occupational therapy assessment and treatment for a variety of sensory, motor, developmental, and self-help needs.  Play is the work of young children, so we strive to employ a play-based approach. For older children and teens, we use a client-directed approach to increase functional skills in a fun and meaningful way.

Empowering in every area of daily life…

SKILL AREAS


Gross motor


Fine motor


Visual motor integration


Oral motor and feeding


Sensory integration and modulation


Self-regulation


Coordination


Balance


Strength


Dressing


Self-care


Adaptive Equipment Use


Ergonomics

POPULATIONS


Autism Spectrum (ASD)


Sensory Processing Disorders (SPD)


Developmental Delay


Dyspraxia/Apraxia


Learning Disabilities


ADHD/ADD


Pervasive Developmental Disorder (PDD)


Cerebral Palsy (CP)


Down Syndrome


Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)


Oral Phase Dysphagia


...And more

Frequently Asked Questions about Occupational Therapy (OT)

Is occupational therapy (OT) the same as physical therapy (OT)?

OT and PT are complementary, yet different fields of practice.  Although there are often areas of overlap in treatment, typically the way OTs and PTs approach their practice is entirely different. PTs tend to approach client care from the perspective of physical dysfunction and work to directly resolve or mediate those limitations through physical means (coordination, strengthening, neuromuscular reeducation, adaptive equipment, etc.).  OTs tend to approach client care from the perspective of overall functionality and work to enable the client to fill his or her desired occupational roles (i.e. whatever they need or want to do). This is accomplished through many different modalities including but not limited to physical rehabilitation, modification of the task, and adaptation of the environment.

Does my child need to have a diagnosis to benefit from OT?

Your child does not need to have a formal medical diagnosis to benefit from occupational therapy services.  Although a doctor’s referral or additional documentation may be required for acquiring insurance coverage or approval for OT treatments, a formal diagnosis is not required in order to benefit from services. Childhood development is a complex and multifaceted experience that can be influenced by any number of factors.  Occupational therapists specialize in human sensory-motor development and can be a helpful resource when navigating your child’s developmental milestones and growth.

How is clinic-based therapy different from school-based therapy?

Occupational therapists’ scope of practice varies and will look different depending on the setting.  School-based OTs are trained in all areas of practice, but are limited to addressing areas of need that directly pertain to academic participation.  Clinic-based OTs are also trained in all areas of practice, but often have a broader scope for allowed interventions due to the absence of the academic requirements. Clinic-based therapies that qualify for reimbursement may be dictated by contracted agencies. But in general there are fewer limitations on what areas clinic-based therapists may address.  If your child is currently receiving school-based OT services, please let your Empower therapist know so that we can be complementary with existing goals and treatments.

DUE TO COVID-19: All services are provided via teletherapy until further notice.

We offer options to make sure our sessions are convenient and comfortable

Clinic-Based

Services can take place at our Clovis or Fresno locations.

In-Home

Services can take place in your home. Particularly helpful for Early Intervention.

Teletherapy

We use a secure, accessible system to meet remotely.

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Empower Speech Therapy
& Life Skills Center - Clovis

420 Bullard Ave #104,
Clovis, CA 93612
(559) 801-2626

Empower Speech Therapy
& Life Skills Center - Fresno

745 E Locust #110,
Fresno, CA 93720
(559) 770-4408