Services We Offer 

  • Sensory processing
  • Assistive Technology
  • Fine Motor Skill Development
  • Oral Motor/Feeding Skill Development
  • Integrating NDT and Sensory processing technique
  • Visual motor/Visual perceptual skill development

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The Alert Program (How Does Your Engine Run)®: The Alert Program describes an innovative program that supports children, teachers, parents, and therapists in choosing appropriate strategies to change or maintain states of alertness. The alert Program has been adapted for preschool through adult and for a wide variety of abilities.

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Interactive Metronome
Therapists, Laurel Thornton and Colleen Rose were recently certified in providing Interactive Metronome. Interactive Metronome is a patented and unique training tool that challenges thinking and movement simultaneously to help synchronize the body’s internal clock. Research shows that combining movement and cognitive tasks leads to better overall outcomes allowing the child to reach his full potential academically , socially, and athletically. IM addresses sensory processing, working memory, attention/concentration, processing speed, motor planning/sequencing, and balance/coordination. For more information check out

Coastal Kids Therapy offers ChildLight Yoga classes. We believe Yoga provides vital therapeutic benefits to children. ChildLight Yoga classes provide an opportunity for children to explore movement in a fun and supportive environment. The primary objective is to provide children with strategies that build the resilience they need to adapt to the busy, outcome-based world in which they live.

About Fees & Insurance

We accept most forms of insurance including Medicaid, Tri-Care, Blue Cross/Blue Shield and United Healthcare.

The Sequential Oral Sensory (S.O.S): Approach to Feeding is a comprehensive, research-based assessment and treatment of feeding difficulties for infants, toddlers, grade school children, and adolescents. It is a systematic desensitization program that is respected and used worldwide to treat feeding issues. The SOS feeding program is a family-centered approach that integrates postural, sensory, motor, behavioral/learning, medical, and nutritional factors to comprehensively evaluate and manage children with feeding/growth problems.

Brain Gym®: Is a series of simple and enjoyable movements that promote whole brain movement. Brain gym activities help children access those parts of the brain previously inaccessible to them.

Programs We Offer 

We incorporate the following specialized training in our therapy model.

Handwriting Without Tears®: Handwriting Without Tears® is a dynamic, multi sensory program that teaches handwriting in a  developmentally appropriate manner. Beginning with the preschool Get Set For School curriculum, Handwriting Without Tears® uses music, movement, and hands-on activities to address prewriting skills. The program advances through printing and cursive with a continued focus on handwriting foundations such as posture, pencil grip, paper placement, and hand dominance.

Therapeutic Listening®: Therapeutic Listening is research based tool for treating people of all ages who have difficulty processing sensory information, listening, attention, and communication.


DIR® FLOORTIME™: The DIR®Floortime Model provides a framework to understand the functional emotional development and unique profile of every child, and a guide to create emotionally meaningful learning interactions that promote critical functional emotional developmental capacities. The objectives of the DIR®Floortime™ Model are to build healthy foundations for social, emotional, and intellectual capacities rather than focusing on skills and isolated behaviors.