Leaps and Bounds is a center-based early intervention program that combines educational and therapeutic approaches to nurture the overall growth and development of children in preparation for preschool and community-based programs. This sensory and language-enriched therapy program is designed for children ages 18 months to three years who have been identified with developmental delays. The Leaps and Bounds' program design includes a social language-cognition group led by an early intervention teacher, as well as group occupational, physical and speech therapies. In addition, Leaps and Bounds' offers four developmental centers: sensory-motor, cognition, gross motor, and language/oral motor to provide opportunities for children to practice what they are learning in their group therapies. the developmental outcome for the children. In an inclusive setting similar to most preschool classrooms, children participate in exploratory play based on the philosophy of Floortime, as well as opportunities for circle, snack, and share times.
Occupational Therapy (OT)
During OT Focused Therapy Hour, the following areas of development are addressed: Sensory Processing and Integration, Fine Motor Development, Self-Care Development, Play Skills, Oral Motor Skills, and Organization of Behavior
Physical Therapy (PT)
During the PT Focused Therapy Hour, the following areas of development are addressed: Mobility Skills, Balance Development, Gross Motor Play, and Strengthening.
Speech and Language Therapy
During the Speech and Language Focused Therapy Hour, the following areas of development are addressed: Expressive Language, Receptive Language, Speech Production and Articulation, and Oral Motor and Feeding Skills.
Social Language Play
During the Social Language Play Group, the following areas of development are addressed: Speech and Language Skills, Social Interaction, Sharing and Turn-Taking, Imaginative Play, and Reinforcement of Concepts, Colors, and Numbers.
Morning Session in Torrance: 8:30 to 11:30 am Monday – Friday
Afternoon Session in Torrance: Noon to 3:00 pm Monday – Friday
Morning Sessions in Long Beach: 9:00 am to 12:00 pm and 9:30 am to 12:30 pm Monday – Friday
Pediatric Therapy Network also offers to our Leaps and Bounds families:
- Home and community visits by our therapists and teachers to collaborate with families in order to ensure a developmentally enriched natural environment.
- Stepping Out services which allow children to be supported by staff to community activities such as a neighborhood park, storytime, or toddler gymnastics classes.
- Respite Rendezvous events are offered one Saturday or Sunday a month and help provide parents and guardians with time for themselves while their children are in a safe and fun environment. Siblings up to age 12 are welcome.
What our parents have to say about Respite Rendezvous:
“The kids really enjoyed their time with all of you. They’ve been talking about it ever since!"
“Thank you so much for allowing siblings to join in the fun and give us a break. This was my first break in 5 ½ years."
“It was a very fun evening for my kids and a very nice night out for Mom & Dad."
Respite Rendezvous also has benefited from the many volunteers from various organizations and schools that have contributed their time so generously to play and enjoy an evening with some of PTN’s youngest clients.