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Occupational Therapy

The definition of Occupation is how we spend our time; when working or at home, during relaxation or fun, that which fulfills us, gives us purpose, and allows us to interact with the world around us to the best of our ability.

Occupational Therapy begins with this definition. It first evaluates where an individual is then treats the area of deficit to natural normal range.

The areas that occupational therapy evaluates:

  • Sensory function (vestibular, tactile, proprioception)

  • Reflex integration

  • Fine motor skills - hand strength, grasp, release, reach and hand function

  • Visual motor skills, eye hand coordination

  • Perceptual motor skills

  • Self-care skills - dressing, grooming

  • Range of motion

  • Oral motor

  • Behavior issues due to processing

  • Coordination issues

  • Feeding Therapy

 

Once areas of delays are determined, an individual customize program with both short term and long term goals are set up. The purpose of treatment is to restore individual to normal function to fully living life.

Aquatic Therapy

Aquatic Therapy is a skilled treatment method used by occupational therapists to enhance a child’s functional abilities. It is an excellent supplement to land-based therapy, providing one-on-one treatment sessions. It uses safe and efficient methods to achieve a child’s individualized goals, and can be a very fun setting. Aquatic therapy is an effective way to address many types of conditions.

 

Skills addressed with Aquatic Therapy:

 

  • Sensory Integration

  • Strength

  • Coordination

  • Range of Motion

  • Motor Planning

  • Visual motor skills

  • Multi tasking

  • Oral motor skills

  • Body awareness

  • Balance

  • Swimming skills

  • Safety awareness

  • Impulsivity

  • Play skills

  • And more!

 

WHILE HAVING FUN!!

**Child does not need to know how to swim to begin aquatic therapy.

Speech Therapy

Communicating our needs, ideas and feelings is the most complex of human behaviors, a process that can be affected by genetic syndromes, developmental delay, disease or injury. At TheraPlay, Speech-Language Pathologists assess and treat children who experience difficulty with communication. They also assess and treat children who are experiencing difficulty swallowing (dysphagia), as some of the structures that enable us to swallow are also involved in speech.
We offer assessment and treatment of children with 

 

  • Developmental speech-language delay or disorder, including children with

    • autism

    • cerebral palsy

    • and childhood apraxia of speech (difficulty with the motor-planning required to produce speech sounds).

  • Augmentative Communication Evaluation and Treatment

You can come to visit us in our Oviedo clinic and we also have some home based therapists too.

Physical Therapy

Physical therapists evaluate clients for limitations in strength, range of motion, gait, endurance, pain, gross motor development, balance, coordination, movement, posture and the need for orthotics.

Once the limitations are defined a therapist may use the following modalities: heat, ice, electrical stimulation, range of motion, neurodevelopmental exercises, therapeutic exercises, gait training, balance and coordination training.

A pediatric therapist will help children master their gross motor skills and order durable medical equipment including specialized seating and wheelchairs. They may work with children that have cerebral palsy, autism, developmental delay, torticollis, and many more. They may use techniques such as Kinesio taping, NDT and interactive metronome.

Common things a pediatric physical therapist can treat are:

  • Co-ordination and balance

  • Difficulty walking or clumsiness/tripping when walking, toe walking

  • Weakness and poor endurance

  • Lack of flexibility

  • Delayed gross motor skills

We provide Physical Therapy for both children and adults in our Oviedo clinic. We also have a specialized treatment called MPS (Micro Point Stimulation) which can be used to calm an overactive nervous system for those with anxiety, autism, hyperactivity and for pain management. Additional information on this specialized treatment can be found at www.dolphinmps.com

 
Physiotherapy Session
Swimming Lessons
Speech-Therapist