Pediatric Physical Therapy aims to facilitate gross motor development in children from infancy to adolescence. Pediatric physical therapists examine movement patterns and use play-based intervention to improve strength, endurance, balance, postural stability, and coordination in children to enable active participation in the home, school, and community environments.
Children that can benefit from physical therapy have diagnoses that include, but are not limited to: Cerebral Palsy, Down Syndrome, Autism Spectrum Disorder, Idiopathic toe walking, congenital muscular torticollis, seizure disorders, lack of motor coordination, developmental delay, sport injuries, chronic pain, dizziness, and concussion.
Pediatric Occupational Therapy aims to help children to succeed in meeting the daily needs of childhood: play, leisure, school, and self-care tasks. Pediatric occupational therapists assess and promote the development of self-regulation, sensory development, and fine motor, cognitive, and visual motor skills.
Children that can benefit from occupational therapy have diagnoses that include, but are not limited to: Autism Spectrum Disorder, Sensory Processing Disorder, Dyspraxia, Down Syndrome, Cerebral Palsy, lack of motor coordination, and developmental delay.
Pediatric Speech/Language Therapy promotes functional communication in a child’s home and community. Speech/Language Pathologists implement strategies to improve the understanding and use of language, the production of age-appropriate speech sounds, the development of words and phrases, and the building of play, organizational, and social skills. They utilize a variety of supports to increase a child’s ability to communicate with others.
Children that can benefit from Speech/Language Therapy have diagnoses that include, but are not limited to: articulation disorders, receptive and/or expressive language disorders, Autism Spectrum Disorder, ADHD, intellectual disability, apraxia, and delay in speech development.
KidSPOT is contracted with Boulder County (Imagine!) to provide Early Intervention services to promote development in children birth to three years of age. Imagine! serves children with congenital syndromes, low birth weight, significant medical problems, or delay in the development of communication, self, help, social-emotional, motor skills, sensory development, or cognition. Please see link for additional information: http://www.imaginecolorado.org/