Pediatric Occupational Therapy addresses multiple areas of a child’s development from birth to twenty-one. Pediatric Occupational Therapy evaluate sensory-processing difficulties from “fussy babies” and those born prematurely, to those late to reach developmental milestones. Pediatric OTs look at all areas of development in the baby’s first year of life, including: visual tracking, facial imitation, motor planning to reach, grasp, and their ability to play with toys. We look at motor planning for babies to roll, crawl, and sit to gain functional skills for self-care and play.
Play is a child’s “occupation,” and it is an area we are passionate about. We look at underlying neurological deficits, sensory processing, motor function, motor planning, and coordination for everyday life skills. As a baby grows into a toddler, pediatric OT’s look at their development for higher-level play skills, reciprocity in engaging with others in play, their use of their hands to manipulate objects and toys, as well as their bodies and their ability to move in space and explore their environment.
We address self-regulation, attention, and behaviors as they affect a child’s engagement in play and the world around them. For school-age children, we look at motor planning and coordination, self-regulation, attention, fine motor, and visual-motor skills necessary for learning at school and engaging in the classroom with their peers. We believe in a growth mindset and that nothing is “impossible.” We desire to focus on each evaluation, basing our assessments on your child’s strengths, unique interests, and areas of growth.
Pediatric Occupational Therapists treat developmental delays, ADHD, ADD, children on the autism spectrum, those who are “neurodiverse,” have undergone physical trauma such as a head injury or stroke. We also treat children with spina bifida, cerebral palsy, genetic diagnosis, and emotional, physical trauma, and developmental delay due to environment and exposure to drugs and alcohol.
We also evaluate young kids and infants whose parents, need reassuring words that everything is moving along developmentally where it needs to be. Everything we do is based on evidence-based medical knowledge to assist your child in overcoming any challenges they may face.
We are two pediatric speech language pathologists that are passionate about helping kids 0-21 develop functional communication skills. We work with kids that have speech disorders (“wascally wabbits,” childhood apraxia of speech, voice, stuttering), language disorders (expressing themselves and comprehending what others are saying, including prelinguistic skills), social skill impairments (interacting with others appropriately), and feeding disorders (food aversion, manipulating foods in the mouth, swallowing).
We have experience working with kids of all ages, including augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) and neurodiverse diagnoses. One of our skilled SLPs has knowledge of Spanish as well as sign language. We strive to provide evidence-based interventions that are effective in helping children achieve functional, independent ways to communicate their wants, needs, and amazing ideas to the world.
We specialize in treating and caring for patients who are toddlers, babies, children, teenagers and young adults. We treat conditions related to genetic, neurological and orthopedic disorders. Techniques like functional training and exercise are used alongside medication and diet changes. Additionally, we use specialized medical equipment that is designed to help treat and alleviate pain from conditions that hinder mobility.