Pediatric Physical Therapy

Physical Therapy focuses on improving the overall physical health and development of children. It includes activities that are designed to help improve gross motor skills and mobility, such as posture, balance, flexibility, strength, sensory-motor integration, and endurance. There are many reasons that a child may require or benefit from physical therapy intervention. Some of these may be orthopedic in nature, involving bony abnormalities, weak muscles, asymmetries, or injury. Other concerns may be developmental, sensory, or neurological. Some diagnoses often seen by a pediatric Physical Therapist include but not limited to:

  • Developmental Delays
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Down Syndrome
  • Amputation: Congenital and acquired
  • Spina Bifida
  • Prune Belly Syndrome
  • Pediatric Strokes (CVA)
  • Hip Dysplasia
  • Muscular Dystrophy
  • Autism
  • Decreased strength, balance, and endurance
  • Gravitational insecurities
  • Anxiety and fear participating in age-appropriate motor activities
  • Coordination disorders

Pediatric Occupational Therapy

Occupational Therapy helps children and individuals participate in their daily activities through skillful experiences, individualized learning opportunities, developmentally appropriate activities, and sensory strategies. For children, these activities include playing, learning, self-regulation, fine motor skills, and participating in self-care routines. 

  • OT certifications
    • Therapeutic Listening
    • DIR Floor Time
    • SOS Feeding Therapy
    • Zones of Regulation
    • Alert Program
    • Handwriting Without Tears
    • Astronaut Training

Pediatric SLP

Our SLPs work with children and caregivers on age-appropriate articulation, fluency, social communication, language, and/or feeding skills in children. These skills are worked on during playful interactions in the clinic while challenging skill development. Common diagnoses include:

  • Language delayed/ “Late Talkers”
  • Expressive or mixed expressive-receptive language disorder
  • Autism
  • Social Communication Differences
  • ADHD
  • Speech Sound Disorders
  • Childhood Apraxia of Speech
  • Motor Speech Disorders
  • Phonological Disorders
  • Fluency Disorders including stuttering and cluttering
  • Reading Impairment such as Dyslexia

Our Speech and Language pathologists are certified and trained in the following methods:

  • DIR FloorTime
  • Hanen, It Takes Two to Talk
  • Hanen, More Than Words
  • Hanen, Talkability
  • Dynamic Temporal and Tactile Cueing (DTTC)

Specialty Groups that work

Social Skill Groups:  Our Social Skill Groups provide opportunities for children to develop their social skills through a variety of mediums that they are interested in.  When sharing a space with others and working together, we are naturally working on social skills, and helping each individual grow.

Feeding Groups: Feeding does not come naturally to all individuals or children. This is a skill that does have to be learned. Our feeding groups provide the children with a safe space to be with peers who are going through similar experiences while exploring food. In this process we work with the families to develop their understanding of what the feeding difficulties are and strategies for family mealtime. We follow the Sequential-Oral Sensory (SOS) feeding approach. These groups are organized and run by OT’s who are SOS certified.