Our pediatric speech therapists use a child’s work or “play” to obtain desired communication. They treat children with a broad spectrum of disorders. Our speech therapists maximize opportunities to obtain natural speech and language from our developmentally appropriate equipment. They apply techniques that are highly integrated with physical and occupational therapists. A child’s speech or communication is the foundation for all peer and adult interaction. Speech is not only what a child says, but how they play and gesture, what language they understand and what information they can convey.
Movement is the foundation for higher learning. Pediatric physical therapists work to enhance overall strength and mobility. The efficiency of a child’s strength and mobility allows a child to maximize their independence. Gross motor skills such as rolling, sitting, crawling, standing, walking, running, jumping, climbing, skipping, bike riding and ball skills are the foundation of gross motor development.