Jelly Beans Therapies
Physical therapy is needed by children experiencing delays in achieving gross motor milestones. Delays may be due to conditions including neurological or physical disorder, a disease process, trauma, orthopedic impairment, or premature birth. The goals of treatment are to enhance your child's gross motor development so he or she can access their environment with decreased impairment and increased independence! Interventions may focus on strengthening trunk, leg, and muscles, increasing flexibility and range of motion, and improving balance and coordination to promote age-appropriate developmental skills such as sitting, crawling, or walking. Children with orthoses and special seating needs will also be assessed for appropriate equipment to assist with their gross motor skill acquisition.
Speech-Language Pathologists diagnose and treat people who have communication, oral-motor, and feeding deficits. Communication deficits are primarily characterized by receptive and expressive language disorders and articulation/speech disorders. Receptive language disorders impact a child's ability to comprehend auditory information. Expressive language disorders impact a child's ability to formulate thoughts into words. Articulation deficits refer to the ability to produce sounds and words fluently and intelligibly. Oral-motor skills refer to the ability to use and coordinate lips, tongue, teeth, and jaw movements for speech and feeding purposes. Feeding deficits include a person's ability to chew and swallow food safely and effectively, as well as the ability to eat a wide variety of tastes and texture.
Jelly Beans Therapies | 37 W Fairmont Avenue Suite 323, Savannah, GA 31406 | 912-925-9005
Occupational Therapy is a service that addresses the “occupations” of life. A child’s “occupations” may include playing age appropriately, participating in social groups or school activities, completing age appropriate self-care routines, participating in extracurricular activities, and being a part of the family unit. Being able to participate “age appropriately” may be difficult for children with or without a disability. An Occupational Therapist will evaluate what is limiting a child from participating in age appropriate tasks and work with the child to overcome these difficulties. If your child had a sensory processing disorder an occupational therapist can use treatment interventions to help them integrate their sensory information processing.