Therapy Services

At Sunshine, we proudly offer home based Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy and Speech Therapy for children of all abilities from 0-21, and we do verify and accept insurance.

Physical Therapy

Early intervention through physical therapy is very important if delays are suspected or apparent in infants and toddlers. Services are determined through an evaluation and assessment. PT can help an infant or toddler reach developmental milestones that are delayed. If your infant or toddler presents with any of the following, you should consider a physical therapy evaluation:

 

  • Prematurity

  • Difficulty soothing

  • Does not like tummy time

  • Not meeting expected developmental milestones

  • Child feels “floppy” (low muscle tone)

  • Asymmetry of movement or body alignment

  • Poor postural control

  • Poor endurance with feeding or during play

Occupational Therapy

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Your Child Might Benefit From OT if he or she has: 

 

  • Hates wearing pants, socks, or tags in clothes

  • Difficulty using both hands together (bilateral coordination)

  • Poor coordination

  • Decreased balance

  • “Clumsiness”

  • Delayed motor skill development

  • Decrease strength, low muscle tone

  • Difficulty with handwriting

  • Behavioral challenges or social skill issues

  • Decreased attention or ability to participate in age appropriate activities

  • Difficulties with feeding, is a picky eater or a messy eater

  • Hypersensitive to touch

  • Frequent or long temper tantrums

 

Occupational Therapy Services Promote:

 

  • Body awareness (proprioceptive sense)

  • Balance, movement, head position (vestibular sense)

  • Upper body strength and coordination

  • Fine motor skills

  • Bilateral coordination (using both hands together)

  • Motor planning (planning, initiating, and executing movements)

  • Visual perceptual skills (ability to make sense of what is seen)

  • Visual motor skills (the ability to use the hands and eyes together)

  • Adaptive behavior (play skills, self-regulation, transitions)

  • Self-care (dressing, tying shoes)

  • Adaptive equipment, positioning

Speech Therapy

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Speech Services Can Help Children:

  • Communicate their needs, wants, and ideas

  • Produce appropriate phonemic sounds

  • Improve oral motor and or feeding skills

  • Improve functional life skills

  • Obtain social skills/ pragmatics

  • Improve augmentative communication skills

  • Reduce difficulties being able to express thoughts and ideas

  • Identify and label given items

  • Improve articulation

  • Improve functional life skills

  • Increase his ability to socialize with peers and/or adults

  • Promote sensory integration

 

The following are common conditions with which a child may benefit from Speech Therapy:

 

  • Autism

  • PDD

  • Down Syndrome and other genetic diagnoses

  • Developmental Delay and Disabilities

  • Cerebral Palsy

  • ADHD

  • Sensory Processing Disorder

  • Neurological disorders

  • Motor delays and coordination problems, dyspraxia

  • Dysphagia

  • Learning Disabilities

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