Pediatric rehabilitation services are family-focused interventions that aim to remediate or develop the necessary skills to help a child succeed in their daily activities. As a child grows, the demands of their environment including physical, social, cognitive, and communication skills, change. PT Solutions’ skilled team of therapists, together with your family’s pediatrician, can help ensure that your child is meeting the appropriate milestones.
The Benefits of Pediatric Therapy
Interventions in physical therapy, occupational therapy, or speech-language therapy may improve attention, learning, social interactions, and behavior. We serve a population that includes a variety of diagnoses and impairments. Our focus is to provide intervention as early as possible for your child’s deficits in gross motor, fine motor, and communication skills because each child is unique regardless of their diagnosis.
What to Expect at PT Solutions
PT Solutions offers highly trained therapists with extensive experience in pediatric interventions. Our team is dedicated to learning about the latest research to support the plan of care that will benefit your family.
- Services are family centered and culturally and linguistically responsive.
- Services are developmentally supportive and promote children’s participation in their natural environments.
- Services are comprehensive, coordinated, and team based.
- Services are based on the highest quality evidence that is available
When you arrive for your child’s evaluation, our therapists may use several methods to gain a clear understanding of your concerns. They may ask you to complete questionnaires about your child’s medical history and describe your daily routines. Most evaluations include a formal test depending on your child’s age. These tests provide scores that will be used to determine specific areas in which your child may benefit from intervention.
Our clinics provide the unique benefit of multidisciplinary intervention. This means that your child has a team of physical therapists, occupational therapists, and speech and language pathologists to consult and collaborate with your family on a plan of care to ensure the best possible outcome.
Pediatric Speech Therapy
Communication happens in many forms, both verbal and non-verbal. If a child has trouble communicating, they often demonstrate negative behavior, have limited social interactions with peers, and may have low interest or performance in academics. Speech-Language Pathologists are trained professionals who work with children and their families to foster clear and effective communication in a fun and supportive environment.
The field of speech-language pathology is broken down into several areas: Articulation, Language, Literacy, Voice, Fluency, Neurogenics, Swallowing, Alternative Communication, and Aural Rehabilitation.
Pediatric Occupational Therapy
A child’s life is made up of occupations, or daily activities. These occupations include playing, learning, and socializing. Occupational therapy practitioners work with children and their families to help them succeed in these activities throughout the day.
Pediatric Physical Therapy
Physical therapists work with children and their families to help each child achieve and maintain mobility and quality of life by maximizing the child’s potential to function independently.
As primary care providers, physical therapists work with each family to promote active participation at home, school, and in the community. This includes implementing a wide variety of support from infancy through adolescence in collaboration with families and other medical, educational, developmental, and rehabilitation specialists.
If you feel that your child may benefit from any of our therapy services, contact your local clinic to arrange a free screening with one of our skilled therapists or consult your pediatrician for a referral for a formal evaluation.