Empowering your child
Our certified speech, occupational and physical therapists incorporate play wherever possible to make your child’s learning experience fun, reduce their anxiety and increase their motivation. We specialize in working with children with the following:
- Apraxia of speech (AOS)
- Dyspraxia/Developmental Coordination Disorder
- Articulation disorders
- Neurological Disorders
- AAC (Augmentative and Alternative Communication)
- Oral Motor Disorders (e.g. tongue thrust, hypergag reflex, tongue tie, infant latch issues)
- Feeding Disorders
- Genetic syndromes (e.g. Down Syndrome, Pierre Robin Sequence, SMA, or SLO.)
- Cerebral Palsy
- Seizure disorder
- Social Pragmatic Communication
- Failure To Thrive (FTT)
- Cleft lip or palate
- Sensory Processing Disorders
- Balance and Coordination Disorders
- Movement Disorders
How We Can Help
Our speech therapists will help your child communicate with the world, empowering them to authentically and confidently express themselves through language and finally feel understood.
The types of speech therapy we offer include:
- Apraxia of speech (AOS) is a motor planning disorder that prevents your child from planning and producing the correct sequence of movements for connected speech.
- Articulation and phonological disorders cause difficulty with pronunciation and to lead to omissions, deletions, or word substitutions.
- Oral Motor Therapy deals with the movement of the jaw, tongue, lips, teeth and cheeks and addresses the placement of these structures as they relate to speech and/or feeding.
- Language Therapy addresses both expressive language (the ability to use language) and receptive language (the ability to understand language).
- Social Communication Skills and Pragmatic Therapy: social communication skills allow children to communicate and bond with others.
Take a look at these questions and see how many apply to your child:
- Are family mealtimes stressful?
- Does your child eat less than 20 different foods?
- Will your child only eat brand-specific foods?
- Does your child gag at the sight, smell, or taste of new or non-preferred foods?
- Does your child only eat carbohydrates, like bread or crackers?
- Is your child not gaining any weight and there’s no other medical explanation?
- Has your child been diagnosed with Failure to Thrive (FTT)?
- Does your child require supplemental feedings such as Pediasure (orally or through an NG-tube or g-tube)?
The stress and strain feeding disorders can cause for your whole family is immeasurable. Instead of greeting mealtimes with fear, feeding therapy helps your child find joy in eating. This makes it possible for all of you to finally enjoy pleasures in life like family vacations and celebratory family meals.
We work with children a wide variety of needs and diagnoses, including:
- Genetic conditions
- Birth defects
- Developmental delays
- Mental health, behavioral, or learning concerns
Occupational therapy helps your child:
- Develop fine motor skills
- Increase strength and endurance
- Improve hand-eye coordination
- Increase self-regulation and attention
- Enhance visual motor skills
- Regulate their emotions
- Develop essential life skills, such as bathing, dressing themselves, brushing their teeth, and self-feeding.
Our physical therapists can assist your child in reaching their maximum potential to function independently by encouraging active participation in their home, school, and community. They will engage your child in movement, motor development, strength and endurance activities. When working with infants, our physical therapists will teach them how to move within their environment by learning how to roll over, sit up, crawl, stand and walk. As children get older, our physical therapists continue to address all issues associated with mobility to help them run, jump and play. In addition, our physical therapists will also treat children after an injury or surgery, addressing their specific needs to help them through their rehabilitation journey.
Physical therapy helps your child:
- Reach developmental milestones
- Work on balance issues
- Develop core strength
- Improve head and neck control
- Reduce and eliminate torticollis
- Improve gross motor skills (running, jumping, walking upstairs)
- Keep up with their peers on the playground or at school
Infant Aquatics Program &
Pediatric aquatic therapy is a great addition to land therapy to help children meet strength, range of motion and flexibility, balance, coordination, endurance, walking and speech goals. The buoyancy of the water helps reduce human body weight and allows children to move in ways they simply can’t on land. While being supported in water at body temperature, your child is consistently comfortable and the challenge of gravity is eliminated.
Aqua therapy can help improve muscle tone, postural awareness, endurance, cardiovascular function, circulation, flexibility, range of motion, balance, coordination, vocalizations and quality of life.
Group activities are important to every child’s development. By experiencing different types of play children practice different skills in a variety of ways. Group therapy goes beyond supporting your child’s individual sensory, motor and emotional needs to address moment-to-moment social interactions between children that occur in daily life. Through groups, we can promote self-regulation, shared engagement, reciprocity and emotional thinking – all of which are integral for your child’s success in the family, at school and in the community.
Small groups deepen learning and have enormous benefits for children. In a group setting your child will:
- Learn social boundaries and how to read cues from peers
- Take turns
- Improve attention and concentration
- Develop listening skills
- Enhance motor planning skills
- Learn to develop relationships
- Be flexible and adapt in response to experiences
- Engage in functional and intentional communication