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Pediatric Therapy

If your child has a developmental condition or delay that is impacting their daily lives, you may need to see a specialist.  Our pediatric therapists are here to help your child learn and grow in a way that best fits their needs and abilities.  

The pediatric therapists at Providence understand your concerns, and we’re here to help. We take a team approach to your child’s care that includes specialized assessment and treatment with physical, occupational and speech therapy.

We use tests to see if your child is developing on schedule with language and movement. We customize these evaluations to meet your child’s individual needs and goals. These tests help us develop a treatment plan that will work best for your child. 

In physical therapy we try and help your child reach developmental milestones that they’ve missed due to congenital, developmental, neuromuscular, skeletal or other disorders.

We can assess your child’s:

  • Developmental gross motor delays
  • Genetic disorders 
  • Gross motor development
  • Motor development
  • Musculoskeletal disorders like muscular dystrophy and juvenile rheumatoid arthritis
  • Neurological disorders like cerebral palsy and spina bifida
  • Torticollis/plagiocephaly
  • Wheelchair/equipment assessment 

Treatments we offer include:

  • Aquatic therapy
  • Infant wedge modifications for gastroesophageal reflux
  • Orthotics 

Occupational therapy teaches children how to manage their day-to-day activities without assistance. We focus on self-help like eating and getting dressed. We also work on your child’s focus and attention, social interaction, hand-eye coordination, calming techniques and other behaviors.

We can assess your child’s: 

  • Developmental fine motor delays
  • Equipment needs 
  • Feeding skills 
  • Motor skill development 
  • Neurological disorders 
  • Self-care skills 
  • Sensory processing/sensory feeding disorders
  • Visual motor/visual processing disorders 

Treatments can include: 

  • Aquatic therapy for sensory processing 
  • Early intervention for developmental delays 
  • Infant wedge modifications for gastroesophageal reflux 
  • Yoga group 

Speech therapy treats speech issues caused by medical conditions like articulation and fluency disorders. We treat a wide variety of disorders and delays, from speech intelligibility to teaching children to use their environment to communicate.

Assessment and treatment for speech and language skills include: 

  • Alternative augmentative communication
  • Articulation and phonology 
  • Craniofacial anomalies 
  • Oral motor/feeding therapy 
  • Receptive and expressive language 
  • Videofluoroscopic swallowing studies 
  • Voice/motor speech