Our pediatric therapists help children with developmental
disabilities improve their functioning, well-being and independence and
provide a foundation for future development. Children may benefit from a
combination of several therapies to address their individual needs.
Physical therapy can help develop a child’s gross motor skills,
improving their ability to use large groups of muscles to sit, stand,
walk, run, keep balance and change positions. Other issues that may be
addressed are a loss of range of motion, flexibility, movement and
coordination. Our physical therapists motivate and challenge your child
to improve his or her functional abilities.
Speech/language therapy assists children with speech, language
and swallowing disorders. Services focus on enhancing communication and
feeding skills to the best of every child's ability. Speech and language
therapists work on a variety of skills to assist each child in becoming
a successful and confident communicator. Our experienced therapists
focus on articulation and phonology, memory and organization, language,
social communication and functional communication. Therapists also
assist children with oral motor skills to enhance swallowing, chewing
and eating skills.
Occupational therapy addresses fine motor skills, visual motor
skills and self-help skills. This therapy helps children learn to
process information from the five senses (i.e. sight, hearing, touch, smell
and taste) in more manageable ways. Our therapists provide intervention
and adaptations necessary to achieve independence within the activities
that are part of their daily routine with families, members and others
in their lives.