Summary of Services
Speech - Language Therapy
Speech and Language Therapy covers all aspects of communication, from birth throughout adulthood. Pediatric therapy focuses on supporting infants through young adulthood. As soon as a baby is born, they’re communicating with their environment through methods such as eye-contact and crying. As that baby grows the communication demands become more complex. Communication is the essence of human interaction, the process by which we express ourselves and engage in the world around us.
What is Speech-Language Therapy?
Occupational Therapy helps children succeed and function in the most important areas of their lives; self-care, school, and play. These are considered a child’s occupations. Occupational Therapists (OTs) look at a child holistically and try to determine where delays or limitations exist and how to overcome them. If a child is displaying physical, social, emotional, or cognitive delays, they may benefit from the support of an OT. Our method is to examine all systems, sensory, cognitive and emotional, in order to obtain a holistic picture of the child and how to best support them.
What is Occupational Therapy?
Physical Therapy aims to support children from infancy through the teenage years in the areas effecting mobility. Some examples are: gross motor development, muscle tone and strength, posture and postural control, gait training, neuromuscular function, endurance, environmental adaptations, seating and positioning, and athletic prep Physical therapists aim to enhancement mobility and wellness through the process of evaluation, treatment, and consultation.
What is Physical Therapy?
What is Aquatic Therapy?
Aquatic therapy is an excellent option to support land-based therapy goals in both speech and occupational therapy. The principles of water allow for a fun and safe environment while creating a challenge while working towards mastery of new functional skills.
Aquatic occupational therapy can help improve a child’s motor coordination, balance, body awareness, endurance, sensory integration, head and trunk control, focus and attention, and social development among other skills. Occupational therapy in the water provides significant sensory input to the child to assist in development of attention and regulation, improving outcomes in academic and home settings. Water-based speech therapy sessions provide a natural setting for oral-motor treatment, improvement in breath control and respiration, better focus for optimized learning, and the strengthening/relaxation of muscles used in speech production. Studies show a clear and consistent trend that skills learned in aquatic therapy translate well to land-based goals, increasing a child’s overall success in therapy.