Bayside Children’s Therapy Network is excited to offer multidisciplinary therapy services to the middle peninsula.   Presently we are offering:

Occupational Therapy - Aimed at improving a child’s ability to function effectively within the family, community and school setting. Treatment emphasizes the use of sensory integrative, neuromuscular, and cognitive-behavioral, assistive technology supports which offer the child the just right challenge to achieve their goals.

In therapy we engage the whole child through goal-directed daily activities that involve gross and fine motor skills, play, and self care activities to improve upon their function, mastery, self esteem and overall independence level.

Occupational Therapy Assessments include but are not limited to:

  • Sensory Processing
  • Feeding & Swallowing
  • Developmental Assessments
  • Perceptual Processing
  • Fine & Gross Motor Development
  • Play Based Assessments
  • Handwriting Performance
  • Vocational Assessment
  • Assistive Technology

Physical Therapy - Improves children’s mobility, functional motor skills, posture, and prevent or slow orthopedic issues. Physical Therapy Evaluations include but are not limited to the following areas:

  • Orthopedic
  • Motor Development
  • Posture/Strength
  • Gait
  • Mobility
  • Balance
  • Pain Management
  • Seating & Equipment

Speech/Language Therapy - Increases children’s functional communication skills, swallowing difficulties, and improves fluency of speech. These services also include comprehensive:

  • Articulation/phonology assessments
  • Language assessments
  • Fluency Assessments
  • Voice Assessments

Our services are provided at home, in the community and/or at our regional clinic based on developmental, educational or medical needs through: 

  • Evaluation/Consultation/Screenings/Collaboration
  • Program & Environmental Design
  • Individual & small group therapy
  • Referral & Resources
  • Community Partnerships

Our Services
Our services are well respected on the Middle Peninsula and surrounding areas. We are contracted to serve local school districts needs including; on site therapy, program development, school based clinic staffing and management.  

Our experience and knowledge enables us to provide both educational and medical models of therapy. It can be confusing trying to determine what is educationally based versus medically based therapy.  See chart below for differences between educational and medical models of therapy?
  Educational vs. Medical Models of Therapy
Bayside Children’s Therapy Network, Inc.
We're located in the 'old Coke building' on Main Street - Gloucester Court House!
6688 Main Street - P.O. Box 130 - Gloucester, Virginia 23061
Call: 804-210-1555  Fax: 804-210-1556
Educational Model

  • Educational team includes parents, student (when appropriate) educators, administrators, and therapist (s). Using therapist(s) evaluation, the team collaborates and determines eligibility, frequency, and duration.

  • Educational therapy services addresses areas of weakness, which impacts educational performance in the schools.

  • Therapy focuses on intervention to improve the student’s ability to learn and function in the school environment.

  • Services are provided primarily on school grounds and through school-sponsored community integration and vocational programs.

  • Services are provided at no cost.

  • Documentation of intervention is related to IEP, IFSP, or 504 plan requirements.  Emphasis is placed on educational terminology.

  • Therapy is often provided in a group setting.
Medical Model

  • Medical team including physician,, therapists, and parents determine eligibility of therapy.  Third party (insurance) will also determine eligibility by agreeing to cover therapy services.

  • Medical therapy services address areas of weakness no matter how severe, which affect performance of daily living. 

  • Therapy focuses on treatment to alleviate or cure specific underlying medical pathologies

  • Treatment settings usually include clinic, hospital, home, and community.

  • Payment is on a fee-for-service basis, covered by private insurance, governmental assistance or the family.

  • Therapy documentation is dictated by guidelines of the setting and insurance requirements.  Emphasis is placed on medical terminology.

  • Therapy is often provided in a 1:1 setting.
Chart adapted from Handbook for Occupational and Physical Therapy Services in the Public Schools of Virginia published by the Virginia Department of Education, 1997.

Both models can coexist and compliment each other to meet all of the needs of the child. Bayside Children’s Therapy Network, works closely with all involved with the child to facilitate their progress, no matter what model we are providing.
Our therapists provide educational and medical models of therapy at your home, in our clinic or within local school systems. The following is a list of some of the conditions we treat.

  • Apraxia
  • Articulation Disorders
  • Auditory Processing Disorders
  • Augmentative/Alternative Communication
  • Autism Spectrum Disorders
  • Craniofaacial Anomalies
  • Genetic Disorders and Syndromes
  • Language Based Literacy Disorders
  • Language Delays
  • Phonological Processing Disorders
  • Pragmatic and Social Skills
  • Stuttering/Cluttering Disorders
  • Swallowing/Feeding Disorders
  • Motor Incoordination
  • Dyspraxia
  • Sensory Processing Deficits
  • Weakness
  • Brain Injury
  • Social-Emotional
  • Posture
Conditions related to our services
All therapists at Bayside Children's Therapy Network (BCTN) are certified in their areas of expertise and standing members of one or more of the following organizations:

SHAV
The Speech-Language-Hearing Association of Virginia.

ASHA
The American Speech-Language-Hearing Association

VOTA
The Virginia Occupational Therapy Association