Therapy Program

Developing Individuals To Their Fullest Potential

Program Description

DCO's Therapy Program is nationally accredited and approved by the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education. DCO has provided therapy services to individuals with developmental disabilities since 1954.

Evaluations and therapy services are provided by licensed and/or certified, Physical Therapists, Speech/Language Pathologists, Occupational Therapists and Special Instructors.

Therapy or evaluation appointments will be scheduled based on the recommendation from your physician and/or team. An Individual Plan will be developed which will include type of therapy, frequency of the sessions, goals, objectives, strategies, and duration of the treatment program.

Our Therapists provide First Steps intervention services to children while assisting the classroom teachers, parents, or other interested individuals to develop strategies and activities which can be integrated into the natural routines and schedules of the individual and/or family. These First Steps services are provided through home visits and include family/caregiver training and coaching.

For those who are not part of First Steps, our Therapists evaluate and develop plans based on the assessed strengths and needs of the individuals. This service is a more traditional therapy approach.

Who Can Attend?

  • Any individual who has a need for and is recommended through a physician and/or multidisciplinary team referral may receive therapy services at DCO.
  • Referrals for physical, occupational or speech therapy, and/or special instruction will be referred to the Therapy Department.

Admission to any DCO program, service or staff position will not be denied due to race, religion, color, sex, age, national origin, ancestry, creed, sexual orientation, military status or disability.