"She turned her can’ts into cans and her dreams
– Kobi Yamada
The "I CAN...!" clinic includes any direct service that is not therapy but is therapeutic and/or that is offered in partnership with other providers. The "I CAN...!" Clinic is about possibility; creating opportunities for people to succeed and accomplish what they thought might not be possible. It is also about enhancing the service that people may already be getting by offering a unique way to "do" what they need to do or want to do every day. Finally, the "I CAN...!" clinic brings together multiple providers under one roof, so that even if a client receives traditional therapy from one provider, they can access that service with a specific goal in mind; therapy becomes more about what a person "can" do or "wants" to do and not about their disability or what they "can't" do because of it.
We offer "I CAN...!" classes which are small therapeutic groups (3-5 participants), designed to give participants an opportunity to practice an identified skill in a fun and engaging way. All classes include structured multi-sensory activities and strategies that can be used at home to promote ongoing practice. It's not therapy but it is fun! Class topics include:
- Bike Riding
- Relaxation and Kids' Yoga
- Daily activities such as brushing teeth, using utensils, and tying shoelaces
- Social skills like making friends, taking turns, starting conversations, and asking for help
We partner with other providers to offer:
- Nutrition & Feeding Therapy - "I CAN…eat!"
- Speech therapy - "I CAN…speak!"
- Music Therapy - "I CAN…make music!"
- Programs such as iLs® and Interactive Metronome
Our services offered at the "I CAN...!" clinic are always evolving because the people using our services are constantly changing. We welcome you to explore what is available at the "I CAN…!" clinic today and if you don't see what fits with your activity needs, then let us know…"We CAN…add it to our list!