PEDIATRIC DEVELOPMENTAL THERAPY
Does your 9-month-old baby know how to play with age appropriate toys? Do they bang blocks on the floor, shake a noisemaker, or push buttons on a toy?
Does your one-year old only dump out containers but not fill them back up? Does he or she express an emotion other than fussing or crying?
Will your two-year-old sit and listen to short stories being read? Are they interested in engaging in the story and pointing to labeled pictures?
Does your two-year-old match shapes and complete simple puzzles? Does he or she do the same puzzle repetitively?
Does your child prefer to play independently and not engage with peers?
Is your three-year-old ready to start school by attending at circle time and following verbal directions? Or are they distracted, aggressive, or difficult to work with?
Our Developmental Therapist Can Help
Your baby/child is a complex human being who must learn to integrate a variety of domains to shape their development. In the first year alone, the child develops physical/motor, cognitive, social, emotional, and communicative/language, and weaves these domains together to create a complete complex individual.
The developmental therapist works with today’s children to integrate these skills so they are better equipped for a changing world and the critical thinking that goes along with it. A developmental therapist assists your child in learning to think, remember, imagine, gather and organize information, solve problems and develop judgment. She will guide and support you through challenging behaviors
Our Developmental Therapist Can Enhance
Problem Solving Skills :
The foundation of cognitive development. It is a skill that must be learned and then mastered in order to adequately function within the world It is the process of helping child identify the problem, find a solution and then implement that solution.
Increasing Attention Spans :
Every age level has age expectations as to how long they should be attending to desired and undesired activities.
Joint Attention :
Engaging another person in attending to the same object or action.
Completing requests that are both auditory and cued. As the child’s develops, directions become more advanced and complicated.
Understanding Age Expected Concepts
Each age level has cognitive concepts that are expected to be mastered emotional development coping skills, social skills, and peer/adult interactions.