Physical therapy focuses on maximizing a child's ability to functionally move through and interact with his or her environment.
Balance, coordination, and strength are areas typically addressed. The use of specific treatment techniques such as joint mobilization, electrical stimulation, infant massage, respiratory support exercises all enhance the effectiveness of treatment.
Parental education and training are essential components in the child's overall therapy program.
Our highly trained therapists also offer post-operative rehabilitation and provide consultations for orthotics, adaptive equipment and home modifications.Speech Language Therapy
Speech therapy promotes the development of age-appropriate speech and language skills, functional communication skills as well as oral motor/swallowing control.
Areas addressed in speech therapy include: feeding skills, speech-language delay and disorders, articulation and phonological development, auditory/perceptual training respiratory control, cleft palate, voice and fluency (stuttering).
Assistance in selecting, obtaining and using augmentative communication systems such as sign language, picture communication, and/or electronic devices are alos provided by our Speech Language Pathologists.Occupational Therapy
Occupational therapy focuses on the development of functional life skills that enable the child to function purposefully within his or her environment. This can include but is not limited to, development in the area of fine motor skills/hand skills, daily living skills, visual perceptual skills and other areas of sensory processing.
Our occupational therapy team also treats sensory processing deficits that potentially cause learning, attention, coordination and behavioral problems and are experts in the area of sensory integration treatment.Sensory Integration Therapy
Sensory integration therapy is used to treat individuals with Sensory Processing Disorders (SPD) which occur when there is an inability of the brain to correctly process information brought in by the senses. It can affect coordination, learning, attending behavior, emothional tone, and self esteem. Children with SPD are often overly sensitive to sensory stimulor under-responsive to sensory stimuli. Successful treatment requires a specific approach and appropriate equipment.
Our experienced staff are experts in the asessment and treatment of children with sensory processing deficits. Our staff also incorporates therapy techniques, such as Therapeutic Listening™, the Alert Program and use of sensory diets to facilitate progress. Our suspended equipment, weighted garments and other specialized tools offer treatment options that have proven effectiveness for children with these disorders.