Our Therapy Services

Feeding, Swallowing and Lactation

Feeding and Swallowing

Birth to adolescence

One of the fundamental responsibilities of a parent is to ensure children receive daily nutrition that is required for growth and development. When a child simply refuses to eat and there doesn’t seem to be a logical reason, parents may become frustrated and confused.

We provide parents with information and solutions that help families move ahead in a non-intrusive natural way. Whether a child has significant medical challenges or simply a picky eater we encourage parents to call and have a discussion about their child in order to reduce the chance of future feeding issues.

The licensed feeding team includes pediatric dietitian, sensory and occupational therapist, chewing and swallowing therapist, lactation and psychologist.


 

 

Swallowing and Lacation

Birth to 4

An infant or toddlers ability to manage breast feeding, bottle or food includes sucking, breathing, chewing and swallowing safely.

Any impairment in that ability may be treated by licensed therapists. Pediatricians and medical specialists may refer your child for swallowing therapy if the following medical challenges are present:

  • Sucking and swallowing difficulties with breast or bottle — NICU discharge
  • Reflux, vomiting or other gastrointestinal disorders that cause swallowing disorders or aspiration of liquids
  • Neuromotor involvement with respiration
  • Delayed self-feeding with hands or utensils
  • Alternative means of nutrition; naso or gastro-intestinal tube, Oral motor dysfunction
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Cleft and Lip Palate

Nutrition

Nutrition and Pediatric Dietary Counseling

birth to adolescence

Children who are receiving feeding or swallowing therapy may be referred to a Registered Dietitian for procedures and counseling related to nutrient daily needs of your child.

Your pediatrician may refer your child for specialized diets that are consistent with allergies or gastro intestinal diagnoses.

Children who are receiving alternate means of nutrition or are medically fragile may need an evaluation.

Functional Vision and Sensory Integration

 

Functional Vision

toddler to adolescence

A child who has a clean bill of health from the eye doctor but is still having difficulty with motor skills, reading, copying and/or writing may be in need of functional vision intervention. The child may seem inattentive during class, “lazy” or sloppy. The tiny muscles of your child’s eyes may not be working together in order to keep up with these demands.

A functional vision issue may be detected and with the direction of a medical developmental optometrist therapy can be initiated.

 

 

Sensory Integration

birth to adolescence

Children may qualify for SI treatment if coordination, fine motor, attention, and/or processing are measured to be non functional for neuro-development.

Certified sensory integration therapists apply techniques that stimulate independent regulation of sensory information in their world. A child’s ability to receive sensory information and process it for communication and interaction with the environment is essential to development.

Speech and Language

SPEECH AND LANGUAGE THERAPY

birth to adolescence

Children who are rarely understood or easily frustrated when trying to communicate may need a speech and language evaluation.

Treatment encourages children to learn sounds and move their mouths for articulation of sounds so that they can put messages together.

Communicating with parents and friends is extremely important for a child and develops self esteem and the foundation for future learning.

Professionals are Prompt Technique® trained. Professionals are certified in The Listening Program®.

Auditory Processing Habilitation

Ages 4 to 12

Pediatricians may refer your child for evaluation if reading or functional memory challenges are reported during school and home.

Children who are working hard at school but frustrated with reading comprehension and spelling may need an evaluation.

Auditory Integration Protocols are provided by certified therapists and target a child’s ability to hear, discriminate and rapidly identify symbols and sounds for reading fluency and comprehension.

Occupational Therapy

Pediatric Occupational Therapy

birth to adolescence
  • Utensil and cup skills
  • Sensory Integration concerns or disorders
  • Self help and attention concerns
  • Coordination, balance and strength delays with in daily routines
  • Self feeding and oral motor delays

Psychology and Applied Attention-Behavior

PSYCHOLOGY

Ages birth to adolescence

COMMUNICATION, PLAY AND SOCIAL PROCESSING THERAPY

Ages 1 to adolescence

Applied Behavior Evaluations and Therapy

Birth to adolescence

Children who exhibit behaviors that inhibit safety and self help development may qualify for parent training from ABA certified therapists.

Cognitive and Language Processing disorders may be treated with functional plans that support family routines like meals, play, bath time, and transitioning to car for travel.

Audiology

Full audiological evaluations are conducted for suspected hearing loss or for children who receive speech and language therapy. Children with a history of ear infections may also be referred. Children diagnosed with conductive or sensioneural hearing loss may qualify for aural habilitation.

Audiology-Hearing

birth to adolescence

Evaluations offered:

  • Middle Ear Function Test
  • Otoacoustic Emissions Test
  • Central Auditory Processing Evaluations

 

 

Auditory Processing Habilitation

birth to adolescence

Pediatricians may refer your child for evaluation if reading or functional memory challenges are reported during school and home.

Children who are working hard at school but frustrated with reading comprehension and spelling may need an evaluation.

Auditory Integration Protocols are provided by certified therapists and target a child’s ability to hear, discriminate and rapidly identify symbols and sounds for reading fluency and comprehension.

AUDIOLOGY AND HEARING IMPAIRED TREATMENT

birth to adolescence

Full audiological evaluations are conducted for suspected hearing loss or for children who receive speech and language therapy. Children with a history of ear infections may also be referred. Children diagnosed with conductive or sensioneural hearing loss may qualify for aural habilitation.

Physical Therapy

 

Physical Therapy

birth to adolescence

Strength, balance and coordination are treated through licensed pediatric physical therapists. Pediatricians may refer your child if he/she is not sitting or crawling at age appropriate times.Other challenges treated are:

  • Feeding Disorders
  • Torticollis
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Muscular Disorders

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