Pediatric physical therapists specialize in the diagnosis, treatment, and management of infants, children, and adolescents with a variety of congenital, developmental, neuromuscular, skeletal, or acquired disorders/diseases. Treatments focus on improving gross and fine motor skills, balance, coordination, strength, and endurance.
How do I know if my child needs physical therapy? Signs of possible difficulties include:
Pediatric occupational therapists and occupational therapy assistants help children participate in the things they want and need to do each day (their "occupations"). Treatments may target a variety of living skills including daily self care, school functioning, play skills, and social participation through the use of cognitive, sensory, motor, and neurodevelopemental principles.
How do I know if my child needs occupational therapy? Signs of possible difficulties include:
A speech therapist has training in the diagnosis and treatment of a variety of speech, voice, and language disorders. Pediatric speech therapists work with children to help them communicate effectively with family and friends. Additionally, speech therapists can help improve oral-motor functioning and eating/swallowing skills.
How do I know if my child needs speech therapy? Signs of possible difficulties include: