Although we look past diagnoses and labels, we have experience working with children presenting a wide variety of challenges. Parents bring their kids to us for issues ranging from something as simple as poor handwriting to more involved challenges like severe Cerebral Palsy. Through the years, we’ve developed relationships with children with Autism, ADD / ADHD, Cleft Palate, Down Syndrome, CP, varying degrees of Developmental Disorders, Fragile X, Sensory Processing Disorder, Traumatic Brain Injury, Stuttering, Seizure Disorders… the list goes on and on. Rest assured that our staff is experienced and knowledgeable in working with kids of all types and abilities.
Commonly, the reasons for a child needing therapy are defined by their condition as identified by the child’s pediatrician. However, there are some families who need help recognizing the potential challenges that could be indicators of the need for some extra assistance. Are you unsure about whether or not your child may need therapy? Many parents and schools use our services to help identify potential challenges with children. Here are a few of the most common early indicators of challenges that we may be able to help with:
- Does your child appear clumsy or “oddly” uncoordinated?
- Is there a noticeable delay in a response when you ask your child a question?
- Are there difficulties with feeding and/or swallowing?
- Is your child unable to sit still and attend to even the simplest task?
- Does your child over-react to sensory stimulation in their environment?
- Are they constantly getting in trouble in school for “crashing” into other children or objects in school?
- Do you notice that most of the other children your child’s age are able to do things that your child can’t do yet?
- Is there an apparent delay in speech? Is your child not yet able to enunciate letters and words that their peers can?
- Does your child express any severe aversions to certain textures or activities?
- Do they appear to have an inability to concentrate in school?
- Does your child get “car-sick” frequently?
- Is stuttering a challenge for your child?
- Does your child have difficulty writing their letters correctly? Do they “mirror-write”?
The cause of many of these things can vary, but an evaluation by one of our excellent Occupational or Speech therapists can help you determine if there is a need to look into additional professional assistance. We are trained to identify age-appropriate development, and to help identify underlying physical or neurological components that could be affecting your child’s ability to perform.
How do I get started?
We’re excited to begin working with you and your child. The best place for you to start is to call your child’s primary care physician.
Call us at (770) 683-0250.
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