Your child’s life is made up of occupations, or everyday activities. These occupations include playing, learning, sleeping and resting, interacting with friends, getting dressed, and other daily activities. Many of us generally don’t think about a child’s daily occupations until he or she has challenges doing them. Everyone has occupations—from the toddler whose occupations are playing and learning, to the older child whose occupations are being a student and developing the skills to become more independent. Occupational therapy supports children of all ages—newborns to teenagers—by incorporating the occupations that are important to you and your child into the intervention process.
Physical therapy assist's children who are struggling with movement or mobility because of an illness, injury, or developmental delay. Pediatric physical therapy is aimed at improving your child’s ability to function independently and be active in daily life. Our physical therapists work with you and your child to create an individualized program to improve strength, coordination, and balance through exercises as well as gait, developmental, and endurance activities.
Speech Therapy addresses a variety of areas including the use and understanding of language, use of appropriate speech sound production when speaking, control of stuttering when speaking, use of appropriate voice when speaking, use of augmentative/alternative communication means and sensory feeding issues or Swallowing problems/Dysphagia. Speech-Language Pathologists provide skilled intervention that may focus on receptive-expressive communication, articulation, social pragmatics, fluency, voice, augmentative/alternative communication methods, feeding/Dysphagia, and oral-motor skill development.