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What is our therapeutic process?

Evaluation

After a referral, we will schedule an appointment to perform an Evaluation

Plan

Develop a customized treatment plan based on realistic, evidence based goals

Treatment

We offer clinical based, telehealth*, or community * based treatments in order to achieve the tailored goals

Growth

Monitor Progress and Update goals, Perform Reevaluation, or discharge when it is possible to graduate from services

* Restrictions may apply

Occupational Therapy

An OT's primary focus is to maximize a person(s) independence with their  "occupations" or their activities of daily living while helping with their daily routine to ensure that the child is optimizing throughout their day.

Physical Therapy

As a pediatric physical therapist, our job is not only to maintain, habilitate, and restore physical ability, but to also assess and detect early issues in a child's physical development. Following the evaluation, a goals will be created to further your child's mobility.

Speech Therapy

Pediatric Speech Language Pathologists, or Speech Therapists, assist children with speaking and non-speaking skills. In this field, they also aid in chewing, swallowing, pronunciation, increasing spoken words and sounds, and MORE!

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When should I reach out to an Occupational Therapist?

You should likely involve an Occupational Therapist if your child has concerns in any of the following areas:

 

Gross motor: Poor balance, weak core, poor upper and lower body coordination, difficulty with maintaining posture, fatigues easily, has a difficult time with navigating the environment if obstacles are around.

Balance Test

Sensory Processing/Behaviors: Has poor regulation, difficulty with transitions, aggressive behaviors, appears clumsy, poor attention, sleep disturbances, poor body awareness, difficulty with making friends, tantrums and meltdowns. 

Kids Blowing Bubbles

Oral Motor/Feeding: Prolonged eating, loses liquid when drinking, fussy during meal times, refuses to eat, eats fast, coughing, choking or appears stressed during meal times, difficulty with nursing and or bottle feeding, limited acceptance of different textures.

Feeding

Fine Motor/Visual Motor: Difficulty with grasping, unable to tie shoes, unable to manipulate blocks or puzzles, poor hand writing skills, unable to pinch small items, difficulty with copying simple shapes or other sentences, unable to hold scissors or other utensils. 

Fine Motor and Visual Motor Skills

 

Activities of Daily Living (ADLs/IADLs): Teeth Brushing, Hair Brushing, Hand Washing, Dressing, General Hygiene, Toileting, Washing Face, Meal Preparation, Safety in Community, Appropriate Social Interaction, Social Participation, Sweeping/Cleaning, Bathing

Brushing Teeth

(This is a general list. Always reach out to a professional if you have any concerns even if it is not listed) 

Washing Hands

When should I reach out to a Physical Therapist?

You should likely involve a Physical Therapist if your child has concerns in any of the following areas:

 

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If your infant: Is slow to move or lacks movement, avoids tummy time, is not rolling by 7 months, is developing a flat spot on their head, or experiences poor head control

If your toddler: walks on their tiptoes, has poor standing balance, is not walking by 18 months old, is not navigating stairs independently by 2.5 years old, or has a strong preference for "W" sitting. 

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If your preschooler: appears weak, often trips or falls, tires easily, avoids playground activities, or walks on their tiptoes

Kid Playing Outdoor

If your school-aged child: has difficulty with multi-step directions, struggles to learn new skills, avoids gym class or sports, constantly moves/has challenges settling down, or has poor confidence 

Dance Class

(This is a general list. Always reach out to a professional if you have any concerns even if it is not listed) 

Physical Therapy Session

When should I reach out to a Speech Therapist?

You should likely involve a Speech Therapist if your child has concerns in any of the following areas:

 

Speech Therapy

Difficulty with words: not showing interest in communicating, not babbling by 9 months, no first words by 15 months, demontrates any "loss" of language or words.

Missing Verbal Milestones: Does not/cannot imitate sounds by 12 months, slowed or stagnant speech development, problems understanding your child's speech at 24 months. 

Learning the ABCs

Delayed responses: not able to follow directions by 24 months, decreased or absent response to sounds and voices

Speech Therapist

Lack of physical reactions to communication: decreased eye contact during interactions, does not imitate simple gestures or actions by 12 months of age, continues to use more gestures than they use words by 18 months

Speech Therapist

(This is a general list. Always reach out to a professional if you have any concerns even if it is not listed) 

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Does My Child Qualify
for services?

Many children can qualify for disciplinary services. In fact, our therapists are able to offer services to any child that either has a diagnosis or disorder that is causing some sort of impairment in their daily life or is simply struggling with certain aspects of their daily life.

 

We are able to provide therapy services for the below concerns and more:

  • Autism Spectrum Disorder

  • Chromosomal Conditions

  • Cerebral Palsy

  • Downs Syndrome

  • Sensory Processing Disorder

  • Genetic Conditions

  • ADD/ADHD

  • Picky Eating/Oral Motor Delays

  • Poor Handwriting

  • Weak Grasp

  • Poor Coordination

  • Poor Endurance

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