Conditions We Treat
We provide pediatric therapy for the following conditions:
- Auditory processing disorders
- Fine and gross motor coordination deficits
- Fluency disorder
- Neurological-based disorders
- Orthopedic rehabilitation
As well as:
Any incorrect production of sound due to an abnormality of one or more parts of speech production is called an articulation disorder
Attention Deficit and Learning Disorders (ADHD)
Attention deficit disorder with or without hyperactivity (ADHD) is the most common behavioral disorder of childhood, affecting 3 to 7 percent of school-age children.
Autism refers to a group of neurodevelopmental disorders that makes it difficult for a child to interact socially, communicate verbally and non-verbally and connect with people.
Bell’s palsy is a sudden unexplained episode of weakness or paralysis of part of the face muscles, usually on one side, that can occur at any age.
Brachial Plexus and Peripheral Nerve Injuries
The brachial plexus is a network of peripheral nerves that originate in the neck region and branch off to various muscles of the arm to control movement and sensation in the shoulders, arm, forearm and hand. Injuries to the brachial plexus are most commonly seen in newborns during the process of child-birth. Other causes may include motor vehicle accidents or tumors that may affect the nerves.
CDKL5 (Cyclin-Dependent Kinase-Like 5) is a gene located on the X-chromosome. The CDKL5 gene is required to function normally for a normal brain to develop.
Cerebral Palsy from Birth-Related Complications
Cerebral palsy is a condition that impacts the muscles, posture and movement. People with the disorder often have trouble moving or walking due to the limitations created by this condition. In many cases, complications that occur at birth can lead to cerebral palsy.
Cleft Lip and/or Palate
A cleft lip and/or palate is characterized by the presence of a gap (split) in the lip and/or palate seen at birth when the tissues of the lip and/or palate don't come together at all, or come together only part of the way.
Cognitive and Perceptual Deficits
Cognition is the mental process that allows us to acquire information and knowledge. Perceptual deficits are one of the types of learning disorder. Both may be mild, moderate or severe.
Concussion is the temporary abnormality in the way the brain works that occurs after a traumatic jolting of the brain following a blow, bump or shaking of the head (injury).
Congenital Hand Malformation
Any problem with the hands that develops in a fetus while it’s still in the uterus is known as a congenital hand malformation.
Craniofacial is a broad medical term that describes abnormalities of the bones of the skull and face.
Deformational plagiocephaly refers to a defect in which the head is misshapen and often flat in one area due to pressure put on that area of the head.
Whenever a child fails to reach a set of developmental milestone for physical/motor, in language and communication, social, or behavioral function, and/or cognitive ability at their expected time, it's known as developmental delay.
Babies with down syndrome have an extra full or partial piece of chromosome 21, this causes a variety of physical abnormalities. It is the commonest chromosomal disorder in the USA.
Dysarthria is a group of speech disorders that arise from problems of the nerves and/or muscles that normally give rise to normal speech (that is the ability to breathe, phonate, articulate, with normal resonance, tone and/or rhythm). Dysarthria can vary in severity and has a variety of different causes.
Dyslexia is a learning disability that’s characterized by a variety of difficulties related to reading, speech or understanding speech or the written word. Children with the disorder often have challenges related to school or learning.
Feeding Disorders or Difficulties
The terms feeding disorders or feeding difficulties are frequently used to refer to infants and children who have problems with eating enough and/or an appropriate variety of foods.
Hand injuries can vary widely from problems that impact the wrists, such as carpal tunnel syndrome, to arthritis to accidents that result in fractures or dislocations.
Hearing Loss and Impairment
Any condition that reduces a child’s ability to hear sounds with their ears is known as hearing loss or hearing impairment.
Of the many different types of scoliosis, idiopathic scoliosis is the most common.
Arthritis is a common medical condition that involves swelling, irritation and pain in the joints of the body. When this impacts children, it’s known as juvenile arthritis.
Learning Disorders and Disabilities
Learning disabilities and disorders are brain based processing difficulties which interfere with learning skills like reading, writing and doing mathematics. Children with learning disorders usually have normal intellectual ability.
Leg Length Discrepancy
Most people have a slight difference in the length of their legs, but when the difference in leg length is significant it can cause problems with mobility and development. This is when it’s a medical condition known as leg length discrepancy, or LLD.
Limb deformities can refer to any abnormalities related to the growth and development of the arms or legs.
Limb-Girdle Muscular Dystrophy
Muscular dystrophy is a chronic disease that causes gradual weakness and loss of muscle over time.
Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
Multiple sclerosis (MS), is an autoimmune disease where the body’s immune system, attacks and inflames the central nervous system and organs.
Muscular Dystrophy (MD)
Muscular dystrophy describes a broad group of many ( there are 9 major types ), chronic, progressive illnesses that cause the muscles of the body to become increasingly weak and less flexible over time.
Please see Muscular Dystrophy for further information.
Neuromuscular diseases are a large complex group of different types of disorders (for example muscular dystrophies) which affect the cells in the spinal cord, the nerves, the junction between the nerve and muscle (neuromuscular junction) and/or the muscles, that allow for muscle movement.
When the curvature is caused by problems related to the spinal cord, the brain or the muscles of the body, it can be classified as neuromuscular scoliosis.
Oromandibular Limb Hypoplasia Syndrome
This syndrome is a very rare group of a number of conditions all of whom have congenital (occuring before birth) malformations of the tongue, upper and lower jaw (maxilla and mandible), with some having variable limb abnormalities as well.
Phonological Process Disorders
A phonological process disorder is a form of speech disorder in which there is difficulty organizing the patterns of sounds in the brain which results in an inability to correctly form the sounds of words.
Scoliosis in children may be present when the spine develops curves to the left or right. The first symptom of scoliosis in children is often uneven shoulders or a protruding shoulder blade that is visible when bending at the waist.
Sensory Motor Deficits
Sensory deficits is a general medical terms that encompasses a wide arrange of symptoms which can include difficulties with the senses (like touch or taste) and/or motor coordination (sitting, walking, grasping objects).
Any abnormality of a child’s ability to speak clearly and normally can be classified as a speech disorder.
Please see Myelomeningocele for further information.
A wide variety of accidents and injuries are common during athletic participation. These can include fractures, sprains and strains, muscle problems, joint injuries and many others.
Stuttering or stammering is an abnormality in the normal pattern of speech.
Torticollis, or wry neck, is a twisted neck in which the head is tipped to one side, while the chin is turned to the other.
Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)
TBI is an injury to the brain from direct or indirect physical force to the head and/or brain.
Voice disorders are a broad category of medical conditions congenital and acquired; acute or chronic that affect the loudness, pitch, quality or resonance of a child's voice.