Pediatric occupational therapy helps children and teens develop the skills they need to grow into functional, independent adults. Physical impairment, injuries and many other issues can hinder the ability to perform common tasks and progress through the normal stages of social or cognitive development.
Speech therapy focuses on improving a child’s speech and abilities to understand and express language, including nonverbal language. These services could include the evaluation and treatment of delays and disorders in the areas of articulation and language, as well as oral motor disorders that affect feeding and swallowing.
Pediatric physical therapy addresses a variety of orthopedic impairments, disabilities, and changes in physical function and health status in children and teens. A physical therapist provides exercises that help increase a child’s or teen’s stamina and strength.
Educational services include comprehensive educational testing and consultation to determine the student’s academic level of functioning. Planned interventions are used to develop the student’s areas of learning strengths and limitations.