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Welcome!

Growing Minds Therapy Practice is a small and locally owned pediatric speech & occupational therapy practice based out of Williamsburg, Virginia. We have 20 years combined experience as pediatric therapists with a desire to serve children, teens, and young adults. We offer individual speech therapy and occupational therapy services as well as group therapy options.

 

Our areas of specialty include: literacy, speech sound disorders, feeding, Safe and Sound Protocol, social emotional regulation, social skills, fine motor skills, executive functioning, and more. We are passionate about what we do and would welcome the opportunity to work with you and your child/teen.

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Reading Together

Growing Minds Therapy Practice is excited to offer our first reading and writing summer program!

*This program is geared towards kids who have completed kindergarten or first grade and would benefit from an extra support with their reading/writing skills in preparation for next school year.

 

This program will be offered every Monday and Thursday from 10:00AM-12:00PM for the weeks of June 24th - August 16th.

What To Expect:

  •  individualized bag with therapy materials and sensory items.

  • fun weekly summer themes

  • weekly take-home video messages with activities to work on at home

  • option to purchase therapy programs used in camp

  • snack time included 

Contact us at lindsey@growingmindstherapypractice.com to let us know which weeks you want to sign up for!

White Structure

This program will be led by Lindsey Fox, CCC-SLP and Stephanie Torres, OTR/L. 

We will be utilizing the following evidence based practice approaches to guarantee your child's confidence and skill levels improve. This also provides opportunities to work on their school year IEP goals during the summer months so they can keep up with the progress they made during the year. 

  • Neuro Net Learning

  • Interactive Metronome

  • Handwriting Without Tears

  • Orton Gillingham Approach

Cost of this program is $150 per child per week (equal to 4 hours of therapeutic intervention).

It is required that your child attend a minimum of 4 weeks to make the most progress possible. 

For more information or to find out if this program is a good fit for your child, please contact us at the bottom of our webpage. First 5 kids to register will receive $25 off their first week. Spots are limited! 

   READING AND WRITING SUMMER PROGRAM 2024

Occupational Therapy

Occupational therapy can address a wide range of challenges whether or not your child/teen has an official diagnosis. If your child/teen is struggling, then I’m happy to talk with you to help you determine if OT services will be beneficial. 

Areas that I specialize in:

OT  Services

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Evaluations

A formal evaluation with standardized testing is not typically necessary for me to evaluate your child and determine what type of treatment would be beneficial. An evaluation will involve a virtual and/or in office visit for 60 minutes with you and your child/teen to discuss the challenges you’re seeing and how OT can help. We will come up with a treatment plan and goals together at this visit. 

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In Office Individual Therapy

Session duration will be decided at the evaluation based on family needs and your child/teen’s tolerance to therapy sessions. Individual therapy sessions will include time with your child as well as collaboration on suggestions to try at home. We can also consider co-treatment sessions with speech therapy if this best meets your child’s needs.

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Virtual Therapy

Typically, occupational therapy is most effective in person. However, I will be offering consultative services virtually or intermittently as needed for general treatment sessions.

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Safe and Sound Protocol

I am a certified provider of the Safe and Sound Protocol which is an acoustic vagus nerve stimulator developed by Dr. Stephen Porges based on his Polyvagal Theory. The purpose of this auditory intervention is to help your clients access a physiological state conducive to well-being, positive engagement with others, and growth in learning and therapy. By helping to access this calm and grounded state, the SSP promotes a neural platform for health, growth and restoration in patients experiencing the following challenges:

  • Anxiety

  • Inattention and Focus

  • Auditory sensitivities

  • Behavioral Regulation and Resilience 

  • Physical Coordination and Balance

  • Reading and Auditory Processing

  • Sleep

  • Speech and Language 

  • Social and emotional difficulties

  • Trauma and PTSD

  • Stressors that impact social engagement

  • And many more

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Speech Therapy

The field of speech therapy is so much more than a child not being able to say their R’s correctly! Our scope of practice includes diagnosing and treating expressive language (what we say), receptive language (what we understand), articulation (speech sounds), swallowing, fluency, cognition, and more.  

Areas that I specialize in:

Speech Therapy Services

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Evaluations

Depending on the needs of your child will determine what type of evaluation I need to conduct. For areas of speech sound disorders and literacy for example, I have standardized assessments that I will administer. For feeding concerns, it is more observation of skills, case history, etc. After the evaluation, I will either set up a treatment plan with you and your child or I will contact you after the standardized assessments have been scored. At that point we will be able to make a treatment plan moving forward.

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Individual Therapy

Session duration will be decided at the evaluation based on family needs and your child/teen’s tolerance to therapy sessions. Individual therapy sessions will include time with your child as well as collaboration on suggestions to try at home. Depending on your child’s needs will determine if an in office or virtual visit would be the best fit. We can also consider co-treatment sessions with occupational therapy if this best meets your child’s needs.

Social Skills Groups

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We are always educating ourselves and striving to be neurodiverse affirming therapists who desire for our groups to be based on the needs and interests of each child in the group and not push them to fit the mold of the neurotypical world. Therefore, it is important to us that your child/teen shows interest in and consents to participating in these groups to help them build skills and community with each other. We plan to facilitate a range of skills such as: social skills/pragmatics, executive functioning skills, emotional regulation, and building life/community skills, etc. as naturally as possible through activities planned. There is a baseline of skills that your child must have to be able to benefit from group therapy (consistent form of verbal communication, no aggressive/destructive behaviors, able to attend to peer directed activities, etc.) as we will have several children/teens in a group at once. We are happy to discuss this in more detail with you to help you determine if your child/teen is a good fit for group therapy and if not, what other options may be available to help support these skills. We do strongly recommend consistency with attendance month to month for as long as you feel group therapy is beneficial as we will be building skills each week and this will also help your child/teen to foster more meaningful relationships in the group setting.

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Meet   the Therapists

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Stephanie Torres, M.S. OTR/L

Occupational Therapist 

I graduated from Virginia Commonwealth University in 2011 with a masters degree in occupational therapy and have been working with the pediatric population ever since. I have experience working in early intervention, outpatient clinics, public schools, and specialty schools. Over the years, I have expanded my skill base through continuing education and certifications focused on sensory processing, emotional regulation, social skills, and executive functioning. In my free time, I enjoy interior design, tennis, biking, going to the beach, and hanging out at the pool. I have recently moved to Williamsburg and am excited to be a part of the community both as a resident and as a therapist.

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Lindsey Walker Fox, MS, CCC-SLP

Speech Therapist

I received my undergraduate and graduate degrees from Old Dominion University and began my career in speech language pathology in 2014. I am state licensed and nationally certified through the American Speech Language Hearing Association (ASHA). As a Hampton native, I have worked all across the Hampton Roads area in outpatient offices focused on pediatrics. I love learning! I have training in the Wilson Reading System which is a program based on the Orton-Gillingham approach. After taking this course, I found a love for literacy. Feeding therapy is another area that I have grown to love as I have found so much reward in working with clients and their families. I have training in AEIOU, SOS, GOMAP, CAN-EAT, and have taken multiple courses through Talk Tools including the sensory motor approach to feeding. I also have enhanced training in the areas of speech sound disorders, alternative and augmentative communication (AAC), and orofacial myofunctional therapy. 

When I am not working, you can find me spending time with my family which includes my miniature Australian labradoodle Daisy Grace!

PAYMENT

Payment

Our services are not covered by medical insurance and are cash pay only. Pricing will vary depending on services. Please contact either of us via text, email, or phone and we can discuss pricing with you in detail based on what your child/teen needs. 

"No Surprises Act" 

Under the “No Surprises Act” you have the right to receive a “Good Faith Estimate” explaining how much your medical care will cost. Under the law, health care providers need to give patients who don’t have insurance, or who are not using insurance, an estimate of the expected charges for medical services, including occupational and speech-language assessment/therapy services. You have the right to receive a Good Faith Estimate for the total expected cost of any non-emergency health care services, including occupational speech-language assessment/therapy services. For questions or more information about your right to a Good Faith Estimate, visit www.cms.gov/nosurprises.

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Contact

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SPEECH THERAPY

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Lindsey Walker Fox, MS, CCC-SLP

757-231-7021

OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY

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Stephanie Torres, M.S. OTR/L 

757-231-5530

LOCATION

Williamsburg Office Park

1323 Jamestown Road Suite 101

Williamsburg, VA 23185

 

We mainly treat patients out of our outpatient office; however, telehealth services are also available. We are happy to offer a 15 minute consultation to help you decide if virtual or in office visits will best meet 

your child/teen’s needs.

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