The goal of speech therapy is to improve overall communication abilities. Speech-Language therapy addresses reticulation (the child’s ability to produce individual sounds), receptive language (the child’s ability to understand spoken and written language), expressive language (the child’s ability to express their thoughts, needs, wants), fluency (the ability to speak with a flowing, smooth, normally rhythmic voice, and pragmatics (the ability to appropriately use language in social situations).
Communication skills give children the ability to express their basic needs and wants. However, there are several common disorders that may affect these skills. Our therapists are trained to help you understand what causes communication obstacles and how best to overcome them.
The goal of occupational therapy is to improve self-help skills and adaptive behavior for individuals with developmental delays. Occupational therapy addresses cognitive and perceptual skills (i.e. memory, attention, visual processing, sensory integration skills), self-care skills (i.e. feeding, dressing), social skills (i.e. interaction skills, appropriate play), fine motor skills (i.e. pre-writing skills, using scissors, manipulative skills), and some gross motor skills (i.e. eye-hand coordination, spatial awareness).
Occupational Therapy helps children with their main job; having the quality childhood they deserve. Many children with special needs have problems with basic functions associated with the lack of fine motor skills. Our activities promote self-care by giving children the tools they need to grow into independence.
Increased muscle strength, balance, and coordination are the basic building blocks that children need to grow into independent young adults. We design individual therapy plans using the latest techniques that will help your child improve their gross motor skills and overcome the challenges ahead.
Feeding & Swallowing
The goal of feeding and swallowing therapy is to help your child become a functional eater and learn to love food. Feeding therapy may focus on behavior, physiological or structural barriers that prevent a child from eating appropriately. swallowing disorders or dysphagia, may occur anywhere in the swallowing process starting with sucking/chewing and ending when the food enters the stomach.
Children with feeding and swallowing disorders are at risk for dehydration, malnutrition, upper respiratory infections including pneumonia, and social isolation. Therapy may include strengthening the muscles of the mouth, increasing the range of motion of the tongue, coordinating suck-swallow-breathe pattern in infants, increasing the acceptance of new flavors and textures and/or altering diet to ensure the safety of swallowing.
Private Duty & Skilled Nursing
Private Duty & Skilled Nursing provides continuous skilled nursing care for children with complex medical needs in the safety and familiarity of their home. Our nurses are experienced in pediatric care and maintain the skills necessary to provide excellent care. We can provide up to 24/7, 365 day nursing depending on the medical needs of your child.