Pediatric occupational therapists (OTs) are healthcare professionals who evaluate and treat individuals who have physical injury or illness, psychosocial diagnosis, or developmental or learning disabilities which limit their abilities to move, play, and perform functional activities in their daily lives.
Pediatric Physical Therapy
Pediatric physical therapists (PTs) are healthcare professionals who evaluate and treat individuals who have medical- or health-related conditions that limit their ability to move and perform functional activities in their daily lives. Using their expertise in movement and play, pediatric PTs work with children and their families assisting each child in reaching their maximum potential to function independently.
Pediatric Speech Therapy
Pediatric speech therapists (STs) are master's degree level and nationally certified healthcare professionals who specialize in evaluation, diagnosis and treatment of individuals with speech, language, cognition and feeding/swallowing difficulties.
Occupational Therapy Screenings
Fine motor skills: Does your child have difficulty with writing, cutting or grasping? Does your child have trouble with eye-hand coordination, like throwing and catching a ball?
Self-help skills: Does your child dress, toilet and groom him or herself like other children of the same age? Is your child able to feed him or herself using utensils like other children the same age?
Visual perceptual/motor skills: Does your child have difficulty identifying colors, shapes or completing visual games like puzzles?
Sensory system: Is your child fearful of movements or heights? Does your child avoid certain smells, tastes or feel of clothing?
Physical Therapy Screenings
Gross motor skills: Does your child roll, sit, crawl, walk, run and climb like other children of the same age? Does your child often trip and fall?
Walking pattern: Does your child walk on his or her tiptoes? Do your child's feet turn inward or outward too much when walking?
Posture: Does your child have scoliosis or a curve of the spine? Do your child's knees knock together?
Foot position: Does your child have flat feet?
Speech Therapy Screenings
Speech and language: Is your child's speech understood by others? Does your child talk like other children of the same age?
Stuttering: Does your child have difficulty getting words out? Does your child repeat sounds when saying a word?
Swallowing: Does your child cough or choke when eating or drinking?
Voice: Does your child sound hoarse or stuffed up?