Pediatric therapists help infants, children and families reach maximum function while at home, school and in the community. A variety of therapy options are available to ensure your child receives exactly the care they need.
Physical therapy evaluates a child's balance, mobility, motion, posture, strength and transitions.
What physical therapy can help with:
Delayed milestones with crawling, sitting or walking
Imbalance of muscle tone and strength
Poor coordination compared to same-age peers with ball skills, hopping, jumping, playing, running or stairs
Occupational therapy examines a child’s attention, coordination, feeding, fine motor skills, school and learning skills, self-cares and sensory processing.
What occupational therapy can help with:
Decreased visual perceptual skills
Difficulty coloring, writing or manipulating objects
Difficulty playing or interacting with peers
Hyperactivity or under arousal
Picky eating or poor oral motor skills for eating
Sensitivity to touch, texture or noise
How occupational therapy can help:
Enhance fine motor skills
Improve feeding skills
Learning through age-appropriate play
Practice social-skill building
Provide adaptive equipment recommendations
Provide strengthening programs
Teach behavioral modification
Teach graded sensory activities
Speech therapy examines a child’s listening and speaking communication skills, including fluency, language, social skills and speech sound errors. Speech therapy can also address pediatric swallowing and voice issues.
Speech therapy includes treatment and services in the following areas: