Pediatric therapists help infants, children and families reach maximum function while at home, school and in the community.
Occupational therapy examines a child’s attention, coordination, feeding, fine motor skills, school and learning skills, self-cares and sensory processing.
What occupational therapy can help with:
Decreased visual perceptual skills
Difficulty coloring, writing or manipulating objects
Difficulty playing or interacting with peers
Hyperactivity or under arousal
Picky eating or poor oral motor skills for eating
Sensitivity to touch, texture or noise
How occupational therapy can help:
Enhance fine motor skills
Improve feeding skills
Learning through age-appropriate play
Practice social-skill building
Provide adaptive equipment recommendations
Provide strengthening programs
Teach behavioral modification
Teach graded sensory activities
Speech therapy examines a child’s listening and speaking communication skills including fluency, language, social skills and speech sound errors. Speech therapy can also address pediatric swallowing and voice issues.
Speech therapy includes treatment and services in the following areas:
Articulation (speech sound errors)
Childhood apraxia of speech (difficulty making accurate movements when speaking)
Grammar and vocabulary development
Receptive and expressive language
Video swallowing studies
VitalStim therapy (electrical stimulation with swallowing exercises)
How speech therapy can help:
Correct speech sound errors
Decrease stuttering severity
Improve listening skills
Improve social interactions
Teach grammar skills
Free screenings are available to determine if your child is on track to meet developmental milestones. No referral is needed.
Call 507-781-8261to schedule an appointment or visit our Rehabilitation Therapies page to see additional therapy services available.