Kickstart provides professional sensory integration training services. Each occupational therapist is responsible for inspiring the living functionality of each child. With the leadership of the professional and respectable occupational therapy supervisor Wu Tuan-wen, the Kickstart staff uses academic professionalism and clinical experience to precisely diagnose each child’s sensory integration dysfunction problem and provides professional and trust-worthy services.
Kickstart respects each child’s uniqueness thus each session is mainly one-on-one, although some are conducted in a small group setting depending on the child’s needs. We believe every child is different and our teachers are helping each child wholeheartedly and individually. We weigh heavily in parental participation and hope parents will be involved in the child’s training so we can all learn together to help kids grow. We actively listen to each parent’s thoughts and concerns, and each teacher offers careful explanation of the child’s condition to help the family “kick start” a beautiful life.
In order to provide contemporary, innovative and professional sensory integration lessons and services, Kickstart continues to equip and further each therapist’s professional knowledge and skills. CEO Ms. Wu Tuan-wen has long-term partnerships with world-renowned international sensory integration organizations (such as the STAR center, a Pediatric Therapy Network) and is certified with the most updated trainings. Kickstart’s advisor, Chen Yun-ru, is currently studying abroad and receiving the most updated training. Miss Chen returns periodically to Taiwan to train our occupational therapists. In our classroom setting, we have designed a two-floor open and spacious learning environment, along with more than 100 pieces of state-of-the-art equipment and teaching materials, to provide an optimal space for children’s sensory activities.
Kickstart actively and effectively designs advanced proposals in lesson planning and services, including Integrated Listening Systems, quantum reflex integration, Bal-A-Vis-X, “How Does Your Engine Run?” A Leader’s Guide to The Alert Program for Self-Regulation, Brain Gym, yoga for kids, Yoga for the Special Child®, Qigong Sensory Training, Masgutova Tactile Integration and many more. Many parents have reported to us that once their children begin their advanced training, their conditions improve distinctly and the parents are highly satisfied.
The training sessions provided by Kickstart are based on sensory-motor training to each child. In order to increase the effectiveness of each session, Kickstart provides full explanations to parents, one-on-one or in small groups, to help them understand and work on assignments with their children. All home program activities will be provided with written materials.
All teachers at Kickstart are board-certified occupational therapists. In addition, they have trained and interned with Ms. Wu, who is a well-renowned clinical occupational therapy supervisor. They are all skilled in cognition, body development, life adjustment and social training, including fine motor and hand function training, visual perception training, attentional skill training, life independence training, emotional regulation training, oral motor training, and interpersonal and social skills training. Every teacher serves wholeheartedly to design each lesson according to the individual needs of each child. With their creative and inspiring teaching style, every child is given an interesting learning environment whether it is in a one-on-one or small group setting.
Kickstart strongly emphasizes the participation of each parent. The main caregiver of the child will be advised to sit in during each session, and they will be briefed on sensory integration and application skills. In collaboration with us, we hope parents can be a part of each child’s learning and growing experience. After seeing the practical steps that each child takes towards progress and improvement, parents are highly satisfied with the services Kickstart provides.