Pediatric Therapy Frequently Asked Questions
What does gross motor delay mean?
Gross Motor delay means your child is unable to perform or has difficulty with activities which require the use of most of the body such as crawling, rolling, walking, kicking, catching, running, and jumping.
What does fine motor delay mean?
Fine motor delays affect activities which require small movements such as eating, writing, buttons, and zippers.
What does Sensory Integration mean?
Sensory experiences include touch, movement, body awareness, sight, sound, and the pull of gravity. The process of the brain organizing and interpreting this information is called Sensory Integration, The body uses these experiences as a crucial foundation for more complex learning and behavior.
I'm concerned my child may need sensory integration therapy. What do I look for?
Sensory Integration concerns include sensitivity to touch, smells, sounds, and lights, easily distracted, inability to unwind or calm self, behavioral concerns, hyperactivity, physical clumsiness or apparent carelessness and delays in academic achievements.
What do I look for to know my child has speech delays?
concerns arise when your child does not copy sounds or words spoken, has difficulty pronouncing words, or has difficulty communicating at school.
Who would benefit from therapy?
A child of any age (birth to young adulthood) with developmental delays would benefit from these therapy services. Developmental delays are noted when skills are not reached within the normal range. Schedule an evaluation if you are concerned about your child's development. Early intervention is important to help you child to succeed.