What is Developmental Therapy?

Developmental Therapy is a form of therapy that focuses on integration of conceptual skills, motor skills, language skills, and social-emotional skills. It includes a global evaluation and assessment, Individualized Family Service Plan development and individual or group therapy services. To achieve a comprehensive therapy treatment program Developmental Therapists have to have a close relationship with a child's family, therapists, and school to create an appropriate treatment plan and to support parents in the developmental process. 

Typical Developmental Therapy Services 

    * Language and Communication Disorders 
    * Daily Functional Limitations      
    * Sensory Processing Disorders    
    * Balance and Coordination Disorders
    * Gross Motor and Fine Motor Delays

Our Pediatric Developmental Therapy Services

Typically, Pediatric Developmental Therapy focuses on children ages birth to five years. Pediatric Developmental Therapists look at the child as a whole. It is a discipline that specifically looks at how a child is developing during the most significant period of the child’s development. Our Therapists assess a child's global development and identify specific areas of strengths and weaknesses. Thereafter, they develop play activities designed to help a child overcome their challenges and improve the quality their interactions. These activities help the child to gain confidence in their own ability to learn and to acquire typical day to day skills. Our Developmental Therapist focus on your child’s fine and gross motor skills. This include: Cognitive skills; Social and Emotional Behavior, and Skills Communication and Language. They provide specific, individualized and focused intervention designed to help a child's motor, cognitive, language, social and emotional development as well as self-help skills. They provide an umbrella that supports a child in all areas of development. This support is in form of training as part of the child’s everyday routines and activities. Our therapists will also assist a family in anticipating next steps in development. They guide and support parents in learning to observe and interpret your child’s behavior and follow your child’s lead in play. A child learns through the experience of play. They explore, interact, and copy what they see around them. A developmental therapist designs play activities to help a child improve in some of the global areas they may be struggling with. Parents, Teachers, Caregivers and Guardians are strongly encouraged to participate in out therapy treatment process. Our Developmental Therapists provide the child with many opportunities for experience and growth in numerous developmental areas sych as; Symbolic play, Peer Interaction: Ideas, Problem Solving and Engagement.

  

Children that might benefit from our Pediatric Developmental Therapy Services

Children that might benefit from our Pediatric Developmental Therapy Services include and are not limited to children with, in need, or having challenges with:

    * Speech delay or communication disorder         
    * Autistic Spectrum Disorder (ASD) Genetic Disorders
    * Impulsive: Lack of self-control
    * Pervasive Developmental Delay (PDD)
    * Neurological Disorders
    * Sensory Integration Physically Aggressive Behavior in Groups
    * Over sensitivity to sound, sights, touch, movement, or smell
    * Decreased Attention Span: ADD / ADHD
    * Transition Difficulties: From one activity to another
    * Behavioral Problems: Inability to Calm Self
    * Adoption: Local and Foreign
    * Poor Social Skills
    * Prematurity
    * Sensory Processing Differences
    * Motor Deficits
    * Hearing Impairment
    * Cognitive Development Delays
    * Clumsy, Trips and Falls easily
    * Delayed Sitting, Crawling, or Walking
    * Poor Balance
    * Walks on Toes with Slightly Unusual Posture
    * Under Reaction to Touch, Sights, Movement, Sound, or Smell
    * Unusually Low or High Activity level