Intensive Therapy Program

Patient with physical therapistThe application period for the 2024 Intensive Therapy Program has closed. If you are interested in your child being
placed on the waitlist, please contact our team at

We are so excited to offer the Intensive Therapy Program at the center. Here are more details about the program:

What is Intensive Therapy?
The J.D. McCarty Center utilizes the Intensive Model of Therapy (IMOT) when treating children with a variety of neurological and genetic conditions. The program focuses on a high level of repetition of specific movements to meet goals for improved strength, integration of unwanted reflexes, and facilitation of improved/appropriate motor patterns to encourage changes in the developing brain.
Fast fact: Ninety four percent of all children who undergo intensive physical therapy demonstrate an improvement of
gross and fine motor skills.

What does the Intensive Therapy Program and schedule look like?
The J.D. McCarty Center Intensive Therapy Program offers a combination of physical, occupational and speech or feeding therapy. Our team of therapists is certified in a variety of treatment interventions that are utilized during the Intensive Therapy Program, including but not limited to:

* Augmentative Communication
* Dynamic Movement Intervention
* Hypervibe
* Lite Gait
* Therasuit
* Theratogs
* Universal Exercise Unit
* VitalStim
Patients are scheduled for 3 hours of therapy per day, 5 days per week, for 3 full weeks. Each child is prescribed a combination of therapies that is tailored specifically to his or her needs and goals.
A skilled and knowledgeable team of therapists work together with input from the child and family to create an individualized treatment plan to help them achieve their goals. Families also will be provided with comprehensive training and home program following completion of the program.

What do I do if I think my child would benefit from the Intensive Therapy Program at the McCarty Center?
Please see the attached FAQ sheet for more information about our Intensive Therapy Program.
For more information, please call 405-307-2815 or email


Patient with physical therapists