Abilities In Action provides therapy to children with disabilities. We strive to enhance the lives of children with disabilities so they can play and learn with their peers.
Speech therapy helps children who are having difficulty using words to communicate (expressive language), understanding written or spoken language (receptive language), or pronouncing words (speech/articulation). It is not uncommon for a child who cannot understand spoken language and/or express his wants and needs to become frustrated and start demonstrating inappropriate behaviors, such as hitting, biting, crying, throwing objects, having temper tantrums. If your child is school aged, he or she may be having difficulty learning to read, following directions in the classroom, or interacting appropriately with peers.
Pediatric occupational therapy promotes the development of sensory processing abilities, fine and visual motor skills, and self help skills that support a child’s ability to function and socialize in their home, school, play, and community environments.
Occupational therapy addresses difficulties that children have with sustained attention, the ability to transition among tasks or environments, performance of manipulative and handwriting skills, and independence with daily living skills including dressing, feeding and hygiene.
Pediatric physical therapy promotes independence, increases participation, facilitates motor development and function, improves strength and endurance, enhances learning opportunities, and eases challenges with daily caregiving.
Our pediatric physical therapists work with children from infancy through adolescence and their families to assist each child in reaching their maximum potential to function independently and to promote active participation in home, school, and community environments. The physical therapists at Abilities in Action use evidence-based practice, which is the integration of research and clinical reasoning, to evaluate and treat children.
Parents of children who have feeding difficulties are often faced with a challenging situation. Because the interplay between nutrition, gastrointestinal health, and a child’s experience of food can be complicated, there is rarely an easy solution when a feeding problem arises. Through a series of questions, our therapy supervisors will determine whether your child’s feeding needs will be best served by either a speech-language pathologist or occupational therapist. During the evaluation and throughout treatment your child’s therapist will develop and utilize a plan of care tailored specifically for your child’s and family’s needs and will work closely with your family and other specialists involved with your child’s care to help your child become a safe, efficient, and willing participant in mealtimes. Our therapists have specialized training in several approaches to feeding, including SOS, AEIOU and SOFFI.