Pediatric physical therapy helps children to fully participate in their environment at home, school, and in the community by improving their gross motor skills. We work with the patient, parents, and family to guide the treatment goals.
The occupational therapist helps children with physical, cognitive, or sensory difficulties be as independent as possible in their daily lives. Through the use of play and daily tasks the OT can help the child develop skills to better function in their world.
The Speech-Language Pathologists (SLP’s) at Puzzle Pieces Pediatric Therapy work with children of all ages who may have trouble speaking, listening, reading, writing, thinking, and/or swallowing/feeding difficulties.
Children and teens with intellectual, physical, or speech-related limitations are more likely than the general population to experience stress and anxiety, or to develop other mental health issues such as depression, aggressive behaviors, and emotional withdrawal. Without appropriate intervention these issues can affect their overall quality of life, and often carry over into adulthood. Psychological assessment and therapy are provided in our program because of the possibility of related emotional or behavioral problems, and to promote success and emotional well-being.