Pediatric physical therapists specialize in evaluation and treatment of children’s physical needs from birth to 18 years of age. We often work with children who have delays due to genetic disorders, prematurity, or injury. Additionally, we help children who have difficulty moving as a result of muscle tightness, increased flexibility, developmental delays or pain problems.
Speech therapists focus on improving communication skills, whether these skills are verbal or non-verbal (sign language, communication device, pictures, improving gestures). Many skills are addressed including receptive and expressive language skills, articulation, voice, pre-language skills, feeding and swallowing skills and much more!
We utilize a variety of sensory, motor, and developmental strategies to ensure your child is working towards achieving developmental goals. Pediatric occupational therapy helps children gain independence while also strengthening the development of fine motor skills, sensory motor skills, and visual motor skills that children need to function, socialize, and participate fully life.