The services we provide are evidence based and our therapists continually search for the best treatment options and technologies that have demonstrated effectiveness in caring for children. While not comprehensive (we have more than 90 services), the list of services below are some of the most common services we provide and conditions we treat.

Our Medical Services

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Occupational Therapy

Occupational therapy services are focused on helping children improve their function in their daily life. Occupational therapists look at a child holistically looking at all daily tasks in which a child engages including: eating, dressing and self-care, sleeping, socializing with others, playing, and engaging in school/academic tasks including handwriting. We help assist children with all different types of challenges and delays to more fully engage in these daily life skills. Some of the children we work with may have motor, sensory, cognitive, or other delays that affect their ability to function. 

Services: 
  • Sensory Processing Disorder
  • Autism
  • Cerebral Palsy/Brain Injury/Stroke
  • Various Genetic Disorders
  • Down Syndrome
  • Injuries of hand or arm
  • Delays in Self-Care Skills
  • Delays in Visual Perception
  • Delays in Fine Motor Coordination
  • Delays in Handwriting Skills
 
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Physical Therapy

Physical therapy services focus on your child’s gross motor skills and what is limiting their development. This could include but is not limited to their ability to reach their developmental milestones like crawling, walking and participating in normal activities expected of their age. These motor delays will sometimes be associated with a diagnosis of cerebral palsy, genetic mutation or a deformity.

Physical therapy also addresses normal childhood injuries, coordination, and overuse injuries. In pediatric physical therapy, sports injuries are treated in a more fun and interactive way then in traditional orthopedic physical therapy. In the end, almost anything that is limiting your child from progressing or participating in life would be appropriate for physical therapy.

Services:

  • Newborn plagiocephaly (flat head) and hip dysplasia
  • Musculoskeletal dysfunction (tight muscles, broken bones, walking problems, joint injuries, scoliosis)
  • Developmental delay (delayed walking or crawling, bottom scooting, slow reactions, delayed running or jumping)
  • Neurologic diagnosis (cerebral palsy, Muscular dystrophy, spasticity, intrauterine stroke, low tone, vestibular dysfunction,)
  • Genetic diseases (William’s, Downs Syndrome, Rhett’s, Cru-du-Chat, Angelman’s, etc.)
  • Pediatric Orthopedic (flat feet, sports injuries, growth plate dysfunction, Sever’s, Osgood-Slaughter’s, hip dysplasia, etc.)
  • Serial casting for management of spasticity or toe walking
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Speech

The major goal of a speech therapist is to improve the communication skills of a child. This can be done in a variety of ways such as improving clarity of speech with articulation therapy, or the way a child communicates ideas and understands what is said to them through language therapy. Along with this, Speech-Language Pathologists have specialized training to target voice disorders, use of computerized communication devices, oral motor disorders, teaching speech and language to Deaf and Hard of Hearing children, fluency or stuttering disorders, and adverse behaviors that have developed due to decreased communication skills. Speech is not just about learning to talk, but learning how to communicate with a variety of listeners in social, family and academic environments.

Services:

  • Voice (vocal nodules, paradoxical vocal fold dysfunction, resonance disorders with cleft palate and cleft palate repair, singers voice, vocal fold dysfunction, quality issues)
  • Oral motor disorders (tongue thrust, dysarthria, apraxia)
  • Alternative Communication (low tech- PECS; High tech-AAC devices)
  • Articulation (sound substitutions, phonological disorders, articulation delay, Childhood Apraxia of Speech)
  • Expressive Language Receptive Language (delays, disorders, auditory processing disorder)
  • Dysfluency (stuttering, cluttering) Hearing Loss (cochlear implants, BAHA, BTE hearing aids, sign language, Aural Habilitation/rehabilitation)
  • Cognition (TBI, Stroke, Executive function, behavior)
  • Social Skills
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Feeding

Any parent of a child with difficulties with eating knows how stressful mealtimes can be. If you or your child is feeling this way, your child would most likely benefit from some feeding therapy. Feeding is a very complex skill that requires all your sensory systems (vision, taste, touch, smell, hearing), many of your organs to function properly (gastrointestinal tract, respiratory and cardiac systems, etc.), and proper coordination of your trunk and mouth muscles. When any of these are not functioning properly or a child is showing some delays, then many babies and children start to develop aversions towards food because they lack the skills and/or it doesn’t feel good to eat anymore. We have both an occupational and speech therapist who have been specifically trained to work with infants and children with eating/feeding difficulties.

Our occupational therapist has been specifically trained to use the SOS feeding approach and will use this approach in combination with other therapy approaches when needed. We see a large continuum of children with feeding difficulties including those who are being fed through feeding tubes to those who just seem to be really picky eaters and everything in-between. We see children of any age including birth to 12 years old. Teenagers (about 13 years or older) can also benefit from therapy if they are self-motivated to do so.

Infants (typically under 12 months)

  • Bottle skills: difficulty with latch, difficulty managing milk
  • Swallowing: coughing, gagging or “choking” with feeds
  • Difficulty coordinating breathing and eating
  • Failure to thrive
  • Issues of the digestive tract: frequent vomiting, constipation or diarrhea
  • Fatigue with feeding: can only eat for a short amount of time or a small amount of milk
  • Prolonged feeding time
  • Feeding tubes
  • Not transitioning to solids (baby food) from milk
  • Not transitioning from purees to more textured foods

Toddlers (typically over 12 months)

  • Feeding tubes
  • Not transitioning to solids (baby food) from milk
  • Not transitioning from purees to more textured foods Issues of the digestive tract: frequent vomiting, constipation or diarrhea
  • Mealtimes are a struggle
  • Aversion or avoidance of all foods in a specific texture or nutrition group
  • Food range less than 30 foods
  • Many developmental, genetic, or other diagnosis may also affect eating including: autism, down syndrome, brain injury, etc.
  • History of medical issues related to eating including: Eosinophilic Esophagitis (EoE), Acid reflux, food allergies/intolerances, cleft palate, etc.
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