Types of Therapy

Occupational Therapy

When children demonstrate challenges in completing tasks at home, school, or during play, they may benefit from seeing a pediatric occupational therapist. Occupational therapists help children with delays in fine motor skills, sensory processing, visual motor skills, and much more to become as independent as possible. Whether they have trouble zipping their jacket, brushing their teeth, writing their name, or just sitting still, your OT will help determine which areas they are delayed in and create a plan to develop those skills.

Speech Therapy

A pediatric speech-language pathologist evaluates and treats children with speech, language, fluency, and swallowing deficits. An SLP works with children with speech delays such as producing age-appropriate speech sounds, stuttering, and voice differences. Language therapy can target a variety of skills including using words or alternative communication to communicate, following directions, grammar, and much more. An SLP also works on improving social skills with pragmatic language therapy. Dysphagia therapy works on increasing safety and swallow function during various feeding tasks which can include bottle feeding, chewing, cup drinking, eating solids, and drinking liquids.

Music Therapy

Music therapy is the clinical and evidence based use of music interventions to accomplish an individualized therapeutic goal. In other words, music therapy is the use of music to reach non-musical goals! Music therapy can benefit your child by providing a multi sensory and holistic approach to therapy. Music has the ability to activate the entire brain, making it a unique and effective form of treatment that can address a wide range of goals. Music therapy may be a good fit for your child if they are easily motivated by music, require a multi sensory learning approach, has difficulty interacting with others, retains information conveyed in songs more easily than in spoken dialogue, or has areas of need that are not currently being addressed in traditional therapies.

Physical Therapy

Physical therapists work with children of any age to improve their range of motion, strength, coordination, and balance. They will look at your child as a whole and identify any developmental milestones that have not been met or are still emerging and determine if that is age appropriate for them. If any areas of improvement are identified, they will work with the child to improve gross motor strength through play that will improve your child’s ability to walk, run, jump, climb and keep up with other children their age. They are also skilled clinicians when working with neurological dysfunctions that may affect your child’s mobility in diagnoses such as cerebral palsy and down’s syndrome ion addition to many others.