Pediatric physical therapists (PTs) work with children (birth to 18 years old) to assist each child in reaching their maximum potential to function independently and to promote active participation in home, school, and community environments. Physical therapists have expertise in movement, motor development, and body function (eg, strength and endurance). They are specialized in using medical equipment such as gait trainers and standers to increase mobility and facilitate upright posture.
There are several reasons why your child may be referred for speech therapy, including but not limited to:
The primary goal of pediatric occupational therapy is to help your child interact with his or her environment and peers, and achieve independence in things like play, learning and self-care. There are a number of reasons your child may be referred for occupational therapy, including but not limited to:
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The primary goal of Speech-Language Pathology, or Speech Therapy, is to improve your child’s communication. There are several reasons why your child may be referred for speech therapy, including but not limited to:
There are a number of common goals targeted in Occupational Therapy: