Our Speech Language Pathologists provide support to children in the areas of language acquisition, articulation, oral motor stimulation, feeding issues and communication skills. These areas may include improving and working with production of sounds, communication skill development (including sign language and PECS), increase the range of sounds, quality of language use, increase in feeding skills, improve oral motor functioning, and development of oral motor muscles to improve language use.
Our Pediatric Occupational Therapists work with families to assist children to learn functional skills. These include the ability to pay attention; remain calm; self-care skills, such as feeding independence, brushing hair, brushing teeth, dressing, and bathing. Occupational therapists also work on development of eye-hand skills, oral skills for eating; coordination of the whole body during movement of their body during all daily activities and in all environments.
Our Pediatric Physical Therapists work with families to provide support in the areas of gross motor development, motor planning and visual motor skills. These may include improving and working with muscle tone, strength and development, range of movement, quality of movement, eye-hand coordination, attention to task and sensory integration. We see children from birth through adolescence with health problems related to injury, disease, or congenital conditions.
Early Intervention focuses on helping infants and toddlers learn the basic and brand-new skills that typically develop during the first three years of life. Pediatric Therapists work with families who’s babies or toddlers are showing signs of a developmental delay. The goal is to prevent delays in early childhood, so they don’t become a serious problem as the child gets older. Click on the video below to learn more about the importance of reaching developmental milestones.