Turning Wheels Pediatric Therapy
Turning Wheels was created to provide child and family-focused Pediatric Speech Therapy, Physical Therapy, and Occupational Therapy to children of all ages. We combine excellent care with a fun and engaging environment allowing your child to feel comfortable while achieving success. At Turning Wheels, we believe in every child’s potential to grow and develop skills, which will enhance their future all while having fun.
Speech & Language Therapy
Pediatric speech therapy treats many different communication challenges as well as oral-motor concerns. A speech disorder is characterized by difficulty in producing speech sounds correctly, substituting sounds for a different sound, deleting sounds in words when talking, adding sounds or changing the order of sounds. If your child is difficult to understand, is not saying words or has trouble putting words together, speech therapy would be beneficial.
Language is composed of both expressive and receptive language. Therapy for expressive language will focus on your child’s ability to express their thoughts and feelings. This also includes vocabulary and use of grammar. Therapy for receptive language focuses on your child’s ability to process and understand language including following directions.
Pediatric Physical Therapy
At Turning Wheels, physical therapy incorporates the partnership between the child, family and therapist to assist each child in reaching their maximum potential. Our physical therapists incorporate the most up-to-date research to support the care of each child.
Physical therapy is a skilled service that designs comprehensive programs for children who may have deficits in gross motor development, strength, mobility, posture, balance, coordination, gait, developmental delay, and much more. We recognize that each child is unique, and specialized goal-directed plans of care are created to best meet the needs of each child. Physical therapy can greatly assist a child to achieve long-term results that will continue through adolescence and adulthood.
Feeding therapy is specially designed for children who experience difficulty chewing and/or swallowing food and/or liquids. Feeding therapy is also very beneficial for children who are considered to be “picky eaters” and are only willing to eat a limited variety of foods.
Our Speech Language Pathologists work with children that have a variety of speech and language disorders. We specialize in treating children that have difficulty with:
- Expressive language
- Receptive Language
- Articulation/Phonological processes
- Oral-Motor skills
- Pragmatic/Social skills
Pediatric occupational therapists work with children to improve their functional skills in a wide variety of areas. These commonly include: developmental skills, self-care abilities, visual-motor integration, fine motor skills, and sensory regulation. Therapy sessions focus on using current skills and strengths to build upon and improve skills, while increasing confidence and independence.
Our occupational therapists have experience working with children who have difficulty with:
- Sensory Processing
- Fine Motor Skills
- Visual-Motor Integration
- Developmental Skills
- Muscle Weakness
- Self-Care Skills
If your child experiences mouth breathing, tongue thrusting, reverse swallowing, cheek or lip biting, crowded teeth, thumb/finger or pacifier sucking, or lisping / speech issues, Orofacial Myofunctional Therapy may be beneficial.
Group Therapy provides an opportunity work on skills in a social environment.