Therapy for Kids
Physical Therapy staff work with individuals who have childhood onset conditions across their life span. They may experience illness, injury, or conditions that limit their ability to move or function in their daily life
Our experts provide services aimed to:
- Improve mobility
- Develop or restore function
- Alleviate pain
- Prevent or decrease permanent physical disabilities
- Promote overall health and wellness
Physical Therapy staff work in collaboration with children and their families to provide services aimed at promoting a child’s ability to function independently and participate actively in home, school and community environments.
Speech-language pathologists, or speech therapists, assess, diagnose, treat and help to prevent disorders related to speech, language, cognitive communication, voice, swallowing and fluency. Our therapists are certified by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association.
Speech therapists work with children who cannot produce speech sounds or cannot produce them clearly, those who have swallowing difficulties and those with voice disorders. They also work with children who have problems understanding and producing language and who have cognitive communication impairments such as attention, memory, and problem-solving disorders. Speech therapists develop an individualized plan of care, tailored to each child’s needs and disorder.
Occupational Therapy staff can help kids with various needs improve their cognitive, physical, sensory, and motor skills and enhance their self-esteem and sense of accomplishment. Some people may think that occupational therapy is only for adults; kids, after all, do not have occupations. But a child's main job is playing and learning, and occupational therapists can evaluate skills for playing, school performance, and daily activities and compare with what is developmentally appropriate for that age group.