RDI continues to provide pediatric OT, PT and Speech Therapy for our families with some in-person services, as well as via telehealth. New evaluations will be begun via telehealth and …
Pediatric occupational therapy focuses on the functional tasks that impact a child’s ability to interact effectively with their environment, family, and peers. This includes examining how they take in information from their sensory system and processes it for use, how well they are able to modulate or regulate their responses to the information, and their actual performance of age appropriate skills.
The focus of pediatric physical therapy is to maximize a child’s functional independence in their environment. For some children this means working on developing typical skills such as sitting, creeping and walking so that the child may better access their environment. For other children it can mean improving range of motion and/or strength to return to a previous level of functioning, after an injury or surgery.
Pediatric speech therapy concentrates on the many aspects of communication: pre-communication skills, auditory comprehension, expressive language, oral motor development and feeding, articulation development, fluency, social language skills, and auditory processing, to name a few.