Occupational Therapy for children is fun! During sensory-based OT sessions, the therapist and your child interact in a sensory-rich environment. With lots of swinging, spinning, tactile, visual, and auditory opportunities that seem to a child more like a giant playground than a therapy center. Sessions are structured so your child is challenged but always successful in completing each activity.
When Occupational Therapy is effective, Children improve their ability to accurately detect, regulate, interpret, and execute appropriate motor and behavioral responses to sensations so they are able to perform everyday “occupations” in a functional manner.
Pediatric physical therapists (PTs) work with children and their families to assist each child in reaching their maximum potential to function independently and to promote active participation in home, school, and community environments. Physical therapists use their expertise in movement and apply clinical reasoning through the process of examination, evaluation, diagnosis, and intervention.
As primary health care providers, PTs also promote health and wellness as they implement a wide variety of supports for children from infancy through adolescence in collaboration with their families and other medical, educational, developmental, and rehabilitation specialists. Pediatric physical therapy promotes independence, increases participation, facilitates motor development and function, improves strength and endurance, enhances learning opportunities, and eases challenges with daily caregiving. -- APTA
Here, our professionals know that communication is the key to connecting with others!
Whether it's building an early foundation for infants and toddlers, facilitating communication for those who are nonverbal or refining articulatory precision in school-age children to meet social and educational demands we pride ourselves on staying up to date with evidence based practices.
Our mission is to help our patients and their families accomplish these goals in a compassionate, and efficient way.
A multidiscplinary program is an effective way to address problematic feeding behaviors in a variety of settings and populations. Parents and caregivers of children who will not eat are faced with a difficult and often puzzling challenge. Because the interplay between weight gain and a child’s experience of food can be complicated, there is rarely an easy solution when a feeding problem arises.
We work to expand a child’s comfort level by exploring and learning about the different properties of food and allows a child to interact with food in a playful, non-stressful way, beginning with the ability to tolerate the food in the room and in front of him/her; then moving on to touching, kissing, and eventually tasting and eating foods. (STAR Center) Our therapist are able to provide VitalStim Therapy when appropriate using neuromuscular electrical stimulation in the treatment of dysphagia.