Does my Child Need Therapy?

Are you concerned with your child's development? Does your child need assistance with routine tasks? Does your child appear behind for their age? Here are some characteristics of children who may benefit from pediatric therapy:

Characteristics Of Children Who May Benefit from Speech Therapy

  • Speech is difficult to understand
  • Exhibits limited vocabulary
  • Does not follow simple verbal directions
  • Does not understand simple questions
  • Has lost language that was previously learned
  • Consistently repeats parts of words or whole words
  • Muscle tension is present in the face and neck region while speaking
  • Becomes frustrated when not understood
  • Voice consistently sounds breathy or hoarse
  • Frequently coughs when drinking or eating
  • Has difficulty chewing solid and/or semi-solid foods
  • Drooling is present while talking or at rest
  • Excessive spillage of food/liquid from the mouth is present
  • Does not respond/react to environmental sounds
  • Does not interact or play with others like a typical child
  • Is more interested in playing with objects than with people
  • Academic progress is slower than peers

Characteristics Of Children Who May Benefit from Occupational Therapy

  • Poor handwriting
  • Difficulty with hand-eye coordination
  • Sensory difficulties
  • Inability to feed self
  • Trouble manipulating small objects
  • Attention problems

Characteristics Of Children Who May Benefit from Physical Therapy

  • Delayed milestones
  • Clumsiness and poor motor coordination
  • Muscle weakness
  • Abnormal muscle tone
  • Poor balance
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