EMPOWER PEDIATRIC THERAPY


  • Muscle Tone and Strength
  • Endurance
  • Balance
  • Functional Mobility
  • Self-care Skills (feeding, dressing, grooming, bathing, toileting)
  • Play Skills
  • Fine Motor Coordination (grasp, manipulation)
  • Perceptual Motor Skills (Puzzles, Scissor skills)
  • Self-Regulation
  • Attention/Focus
  • Cognitive re-training
  • Emotional challenges

Occupational Therapy

Occupational Therapy supports motor, sensory, cognitive, emotional and social development through meaningful therapeutic activities. Occupational Therapy can enhance functional performance within the following areas:


  • Gross Motor Coordination
  • Self-regulation
  • Body Awareness
  • Sensitivities to Stimuli (Visual, Auditory, Oral, Touch, Movement)
  • Social Skills
  • Engagement and Attention
  • Functional Communication and Social Interaction
  • Problem-Solving Skills
  • Motor Planning and Sequencing
  • Functional Toy Play
  • Pretend Play and Symbolic Thinking
  • Behavioral Challenges
  • Self-Coping Skills
  • Range of Motion




Diagnoses: ADHD/ADD, SENSORY PROCESSING DISORDER, DDVELOPMENTAL DELAYS, AUTISIM SPECTRUM DISORDER, PHYSICAL DISABILITIES, ATAXIA, DYSPRAXIA, CEREBELLAR DISORDERS, CONCUSSION, SEIZURE DISORDER, MENTAL AND EMOTIONAL DISORDERS, ANXIETY DISORDER, OPPOSITIONAL DEFIANT DISORDER, AND EATING DISORDERS.



Occupational Therapy Evaluation

 An occupational therapy evaluation is administered by our occupational therapist. During the evaluation, the occupational therapist will assess the child's current functional status in the areas above. Together with the child and family, a treatment plan is developed with short-term and long-term goals to improve targeted skills and functional limitations. The frequency and duration of occupational therapy are also determined during the evaluation. The OT evaluation will last 60 minutes.



Occupational Therapy Sessions

Occupational Therapy sessions are performed by the occupational therapist. The sessions are used to address the goals developed within the OT evaluation. The therapist provides one-on-one direct treatment integrating therapeutic activities to enhance progress. Parental education and a comprehensive home program are also provided to support the carryover of skills to the home and community. Each OT session is 50 minutes in duration.

PHYSICAL THERAPY


Physical Therapy improves gross motor development, and coordination through meaningful therapeutic exercises and activities. Physical Therapy can enhance functional performance within the following areas:

  • Strength
  • Balance
  • Endurance
  • Coordination
  • Gait
  • Tone
  • Spasticity


Diagnoses: SPORTS INJURIES,  DDVELOPMENTAL DELAYS, ATAXIA, DYSPRAXIA, CONCUSSION, CEREBAL PALSY, SPINA BIFIDA, HYDRO CEPHALUS, DOWN SYNDORME,SCOLIOSIS, MUSCULAR DYSTROPHY, COORDINATION & BALANCE, STROKE, JUVENILE RHEUMATOID ARTHRITIS, TOTICOLLIS, SCOLIOSIS, SPINAL CORD INJURIES. TRAUMATIC BRAIN INJURY.

Physical Therapy Evaluation


 A Physical therapy evaluation is administered by our Physical therapist. During the evaluation, the Physical therapist will assess the child's current functional status in the areas above. Together with the child and family, a treatment plan is developed with short-term and long-term goals to improve targeted skills and functional limitations. The frequency and duration of occupational therapy are also determined during the evaluation. The PT evaluation will last 60 minutes.


Physical Therapy Sessions


Physical Therapy sessions are performed by the Physical  therapist. The sessions are used to address the goals developed within the PT evaluation. The therapist provides one-on-one direct treatment integrating therapeutic activities to enhance progress. Parental education and a comprehensive home program are also provided to support the carryover of skills to the home and community. Each PT session is 50 minutes in duration.



SPEECH THERAPY


Speech Therapy supports communication and feeding skills through meaningful therapeutic activities. Speech Therapy can enhance functional performance within the following areas:


  • Receptive Language
  • Expressive Language
  • Grammar
  • Vocabulary
  • Articulation
  • Oral Motor Skills like drooling
  • Stuttering


 Diagnoses: AUTISM SPECTRUM DISORDER, DOWN SYNDROME, SEIZURE DISORDERS, DEVELOPMENTAL DELAY, RECEPTIVE-EXPRESSIVE LANGUAGE DELAY/DISORDER, ARTICULATION DISORDER, SPEECH-SOUND DISORDERS, APRAXIA OF SPEECH; STUTTERING, VOICE DISORDERS, AND ORAL-MOTOR AND SENSORY FEEDING DISORDERS.


Speech Therapy Evaluation


A speech therapy evaluation is completed by our speech-language pathologist. During the evaluation, the speech-language pathologist will asses the patient's current functional status in the areas above. Together with the patient and family, a treatment plan is developed with short-term and long-term goals to improve targeted skills and functional limitations. The frequency and duration of speech therapy are also determined during the evaluation. The speech therapy evaluation typically lasts 60 minutes.

Speech Therapy Sessions

Speech Therapy sessions are performed by a license speech-language pathologist. The session are used to address the goals developed within the ST evaluation. The therapist provides 1:1 direct treatment integrating therapeutic activities to enhance progress. Parents are encouraged to participate in therapy where they learn techniques to enhance their child's communication skills. Each speech therapy session is 50 minutes in duration


Social Skills Group


Social skills groups enhance children's ability to perform age- appropriate engagement and social interaction skills and can help in the following areas:

  • Difficulty meeting and making friends
  • Difficulty keeping friends
  • Difficulty making and maintaining eye contact
  • Poor self-esteem
  • Trouble with stress management
  • Exhibits socially unacceptable behavior
  • Difficulty with picking up nonverbal social cues
  • Difficulty with body control 



Handwriting Classes

Hour long classes with time in the gym, for working on gross  motor activities before working on fine motor/ handwriting. Help in the following areas:


  • Proper Formation
  • Spacing
  • Orientation to line
  • Proper punctuation
  • Sizing
  • Pencil Pre-hension (grip/how to hold pencil properly?
  • Cursive




We offer several different social skills groups based upon your child's age and social interaction level. Call to schedule a consultation with one of our therapists to determine the best group for your child. (713) 574-1373