These services are designed to make therapy fun! Children receive physical, occupational and speech/language therapy in a “kid friendly” environment.
Children receiving physical therapy services get individual attention and group treatments focused on improving motor skills, range of motion, strength, balance and other skills. This program also treats sports injury, traumatic injury and developmental disability clients. Activities are tailored to diagnosis, developmental age and areas of concern. Our goal is to achieve more normal development and participation in learning and play.
Family participation is very important. Parents and other family members are included in planning, home programs and in determining equipment needs.
Occupational therapists and their assistants can help improve self-care areas while also helping to improve independence with school tasks including handwriting, fine motor coordination and areas of play that may include developing social skills or sensory integration. Sensory integration involves using play to help the brain register and process information including vision, hearing, touch, taste, smell and movement.
We provide quality, individual contact with each child and incorporate the parent’s needs and concerns along with the child’s unique interests in treatment to maximize the best outcomes.
This department of therapy is geared toward children who have difficulty communicating, speaking or swallowing.
Children are evaluated to determine what their communicative needs may be including the following:
- Articulation (difficulty being understood)
- Language (difficulty finding and using the appropriate words or understanding spoken instructions)
- Voice (harsh vocal quality)
- Stuttering (speech that is not produced fluently)
- Hearing or listening impairments (difficulty hearing or understanding all sounds and verbal iteraction)
- Swallowing problems (chewing, eating, choking, etc.)
Our Speech Therapy is “kid-friendly” and often involves games, songs, toys, individual and group activities and large playground equipment.
Through therapy, children can learn to improve all aspects of their speech and communication as well as swallowing.