Our dedicated caring therapists specialize in physical therapy,

occupational therapy and speech therapy for children and adolescents.

Pediatric Physical Therapy

 

The pediatric physical therapists at the Therapy Center assist children in developing and improving mobility for greater independence in activities at school, on the playground and at home. During your child’s visit, we will assess your child’s ability in activities such as crawling, walking, running, playing games, sporting activities and other physical interactions. We will develop a treatment plan specific to your child’s needs and each visit will be geared toward the next step in physical improvement and progression with development.

Children often receive care because they have suffered an injury, disability, developmental delays as well as those who have congenital and non-congenital conditions. Therapists will provide evaluation, intervention, consultation and treatment in the following areas:

  • Body alignment- head control, sitting

  • Gross motor development- rolling, crawling, walking

  • Endurance Training

  • Environmental adaptations

  • Muscle tone and strength abnormalities

  • Posture control

  • Pre-gait and gait training

  • Neuromuscular function

  • Wheelchair positioning and mobility

  • Splinting/bracing/orthotics assessment and training

  • Toe walking/ abnormal gait

Pediatric and Adolescent Speech Therapy

 

The Therapy Center offers a broad spectrum of speech therapy services designed to meet the needs of both children and adolescents. Among the various difficulties in speech and language she evaluates and treats are: 

 

  • Feeding disorders (including oral motor and oral sensory issues) 

  • Articulation (sound production)

  • Receptive language skills (understanding and following directions)

  • Expressive language skills (putting words together, naming objects and talking about events)

  • Pragmatics (eye contact and rules of conversation)

  • Voice disorders (quality, volume and pitch)

  • Fluency (speed of speech and stuttering)

Pediatric and Adolescent Occupational Therapy

 

Pediatric occupational therapy focuses on the "occupations" of childhood such as play, socialization, school performance, and self-care tasks such as grasping a pencil and tying shoes. 

Our therapists also evaluate and treat sensory processing and sensory integration issues which can interfere with a child’s ability to complete daily tasks. These issues could be difficulty completing structured tasks, changing routine, playing at age appropriate levels and tolerating “messy hands.” Behavioral issues often arise from these sensory processing deficits and can be addressed by our therapists.

Children are accessed individually and intervention is provided through meaningful and motivating activity. Specific intervention skills include:

  • Upper extremity and fine motor development (reach, grasp, release, manipulation)

  • Visual motor integration (scissor skills, prewriting, and handwriting)

  • Visual skills (visual attention, tracking)

  • Visual perceptual skills (puzzles, letter identification, etc.)

  • Motor planning (learning new motor movements)

  • Sensory integration and processing (ability to take in sensory input from the surrounding environment, process it, and respond appropriately)

 
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