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Speech Therapy | Occupational Therapy | Physical Therapy

Our Services

We offer comprehensive assessments for speech, occupational, and physical therapy. In addition, we also offer individual and group treatment sessions, parent/family training, staff training and in-services, and general consultations.

Speech Therapy Services

Speech-language Pathologists, also known as speech therapists, work with adults and children to assess, diagnose and treat speech, language, cognitive-communication, social-communication and feeding, and swallowing disorders.

We offer these speech therapy services:

  • Receptive and Expressive Language Disorders 
  • Articulation/Phonological Disorders
  • Fluency Disorders
  • Feeding and Swallowing Disorders 
  • Social Skills Training
  • Play Skill Development
  • Cognitive Skills: problem solving, memory, attention
  • Aphasia 
  • Motor Speech Disorders 
  • AAC-Alternative and Augmentative Communication 
  • Auditory Processing Disorders

Common Speech Diagnoses / Disorders

Developmental Delay, Prematurity, Genetic Conditions, Hearing Impairment, Traumatic Brain Injury, Stroke, Brain Tumor, Autism, Cerebral Palsy, Down Syndrome, Chromosomal Abnormalities, Learning Disability, Cleft Lip/Palate, Tracheostomy Dependency, Hypoxia, Dementia, Aphasia, Dysphagia, Seizure Disorder, Head/Neck Cancer, Degenerative Diseases

Why would my child need to see a speech therapist?

Speech therapists work with children who have difficulty producing certain sounds, delayed language development, stuttering disorders, poor social communication skills, impaired memory or problem-solving skills and feeding and swallowing disorders.

Speech Sounds
Speech is how we produce sounds and put sounds together into words. Common speech sound disorders include: articulation disorders, phonological disorders, apraxia of speech, dysarthria.

Language
Language is how we understand what we hear or read and how we communicate thoughts and ideas through words, sign language, pictures or writing. Receptive language refers to the way we understand what we hear or read while expressive language refers to how we use words to communicate various ideas. Common language disorders include: Receptive Language Disorders, Expressive Language Disorders and Mixed Receptive-Expressive Language Disorders.

Fluency
Fluency disorders are often referred to as stuttering disorders. Stuttering involves different types of disfluencies, including the repetition of sounds, words or phrases. Stuttering may also involve the disruption of speech through frequent pauses.

Voice
Voice is the way we sound when we are talking including how loud or soft and high or low. Voice disorders include breathy, hoarse or strained sounding voices and too much or too little airflow through the nose during speech.

Social Communication
Social Communication is the way we follow social rules during communication with others including taking turns in conversation, not standing too close or too far, interpreting non-verbal cues like body language and facial expressions, and staying on topic.

Cognitive Communication
Cognition involves how well our minds work to help us with memory, problem-solving, attention, organization and reasoning. When our minds don’t work as well as they should in one or more areas, it may affect our ability to communicate effectively.

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What is the difference between speech and language?

Speech is how we produce sounds and put sounds together into words. Common speech sound disorders include: articulation disorders, phonological disorders, apraxia of speech, and dysarthria.

Language is how we understand what we hear or read and how we communicate thoughts and ideas through words, sign language, pictures or writing. Disorders in the ability to understand spoken or written language are referred to as receptive language disorders. Disorders in the ability to share thoughts and ideas are referred to as expressive language disorders.

What is an articulation disorder?

An articulation disorder is a type of speech sound disorder that involves difficulty producing certain sounds. Common types of articulation errors include substituting one sound for another (ex. wabbit instead of rabbit), and omitting sounds (ex. nake instead of snake).

Does speaking more than one language in the home delay my child's language development?

Many parents are fearful that speaking more than one language in the home may cause a language delay. The research shows that this is a MYTH. Bilingualism does not cause language delays even in children with diagnoses including Autism and Down Syndrome.

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Why would my child need to see a speech therapist?

Children see speech therapists for a variety of reasons. If you are worried that your child isn’t talking, uses very few words, does not seem to understand what you say, stutters, has difficulty producing sounds, eats a very limited variety of foods, has not been able to transition to age appropriate foods or has difficulty playing appropriately while alone or with others, speech therapy may be appropriate.

What is a fluency (stuttering) disorder?

Stuttering is the most common type of fluency disorder. Stuttering is characterized by the disruption to speech through repetition of sounds, words or phrases, prolongation of sounds and blocks. Stuttering may also involve additional behaviors including rapid eye movements, jaw jerking, and other involuntary movements.

What is a feeding/swallowing disorder?

Feeding disorders are characterized by avoidance of certain groups of food and restrictive intake, often resulting in poor weight gain and growth. Children with feeding disorders typically eat a very limited number of foods and often show signs of fear or distress when presented with new foods.

A swallowing disorder, also referred to as dysphagia, occurs when there is a problem in one or more phases of the swallow. Common problems that can occur in different phases of the swallow include weak or uncoordinated chewing, weak or inefficient suck, difficulty moving food around in the mouth or propelling food back towards the throat, and impaired airway protection resulting in coughing, choking, gagging or aspiration. Aspiration occurs when food enters the lungs instead of traveling down the esophagus into the stomach.

Occupational Therapy Services

Occupational Therapists work with individuals of all ages to help them perform activities important to their daily routines. Occupational therapists work with individuals to address deficits in motor skills, sensory processing, and cognition.

We offer these occupational therapy services:

  • Sensory Processing and Regulation
  • Fine Motor Skills
  • Visual-Motor Skills
  • Self-Help Skills
  • Activities of Daily Living
  • Play Skills 
  • Behavior Regulation
  • Joint Range of Motion
  • Adaptive Equipment 
  • Vocational Skills Training 
  • Home and Environmental Adaptations
  • Custom Hand Orthotic Management
  • Functional Mobility

Common Diagnoses and Conditions Benefiting from Occupational Therapy:

Developmental Delay, Cerebral Palsy, Traumatic Brain Injury, Prematurity, Amputations, Spina-Bifida, Autism, Genetic Abnormalities, Spinal Cord Injury, Stroke, Behavioral Issues, Mental Health Conditions, Orthopedic Injuries, Sensory Processing Disorder, Severe Burns.

What is occupational therapy and why would my child need it?

Occupational Therapists help individuals of all ages with injuries, illnesses or disabilities to recover, maintain and improve skills needed for daily activities and work. The main “occupation” of a child is playing and learning. Occupational therapists work with children to improve skills needed for play and functional independence, including coordination, visual processing, sensory processing, fine motor skills, and functional mobility.

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How can an occupational therapist help a child with autism?

Children with autism often have difficulty with play skills and social skills as well as sensory regulation and fine motor skills. Occupational therapists can evaluate a child’s sensory system and provide helpful strategies to increase attention, reduce behaviors and develop routines. Occupational therapists can also provide therapeutic activities and adaptive equipment to help with completing daily activities, improving coordination and adjusting to transitions.

What are sensory processing disorders and how can an occupational therapist help?

A sensory processing disorder is a neurological disorder that impacts the way a person processes sensory input including smell, touch, taste, and sound. Sensory processing disorders can lead to over responsiveness or under responsiveness to sensory information. Learn More.

Occupational therapists are trained to evaluate sensory processing disorders and can provide helpful information about which types of sensory input lead to over responsiveness and under responsiveness. Using this information, an occupational therapist can develop an individualized plan combining sensory integration strategies, environmental modifications and sensory diets.

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How can an occupational therapist help individuals with cognitive impairments?

Impaired cognition often results in significant difficulties with important activities at work and at home. Impaired cognition can affect memory, insight, driving ability, problem-solving, visual-spatial processing, and self-care tasks. An occupational therapist works with individuals with cognitive impairments to evaluate current ability, provide compensatory strategies and improve function through therapeutic interventions.

What does occupational therapy look like with adults?

Occupational therapists work with adults with disabilities resulting from illnesses or injuries to improve their ability to perform important daily activities. Therapeutic interventions are used to address skills needed to complete tasks such as dressing, preparing meals, grooming, bathing, toileting, driving, managing medication and typing or writing. An occupational therapist may also provide recommendations for adaptive equipment or home modifications.

Physical Therapy Services

Physical Therapists work with individuals to develop, maintain and restore optimal body movement and function.

We offer these physical therapy services:

  • Gross Motor Skills
  • Standing and Sitting Balance
  • Coordination
  • Durable Medical Equipment 
  • Strength and Endurance 
  • Wheelchair Assessments 
  • Custom Orthotic Management 
  • Gait Training
  • Joint Range of Motion
  • Stair Training
  • Injury Prevention
  • Transfer Training
  • Pain Management

Common Conditions/Diagnoses treated by Physical Therapists

Cerebral Palsy, Spina-Bifida, Torticollis, Muscular Weakness, Muscular Dystrophy, Prematurity, Respiratory Conditions, Genetic Conditions, Developmental Delay, Sports Injuries, Hypertonia, Hypotonia, Stroke, Traumatic Brain Injury, Brain Tumor, Spinal Cord Injuries, Down Syndrome, Autism, Amputations.

How can physical therapy help my child?

A physical therapist can help children recover from injuries or reach milestones by improving strength, coordination, endurance, and flexibility. Physical Therapists can also assist families by adapting toys for play, making equipment recommendations, providing community resources, making home safety recommendations, providing positioning recommendations for daily activities and providing mobility options.

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How can physical therapy help my child?

Physical therapists work with children to improve their ability to use their bodies by increasing strength, flexibility, endurance and coordination. Children may see a physical therapist if they are delayed in meeting motor milestones, recovering from an injury or have a genetic or neurological condition that affects functional movement. Physical therapists provide treatment to address skills including sitting up, rolling, crawling, walking, riding a bike, catching, throwing and walking up and downstairs.

How can physical therapy help a child with cerebral palsy?

Physical therapists use therapeutic exercises and activities to improve movement and function, manage pain, and prevent injuries. Stretching, strengthening and positioning exercises may all play a role in therapy sessions.

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How old does a child need to be to receive physical therapy?

Children may begin physical therapy in early infancy. Children under age 1 are seen for physical therapy to address conditions including torticollis, cerebral palsy, prematurity and neuromuscular conditions. Physical therapy in very young children may be provided to reduce pain, promote proper development, promote correct positioning and movement patterns and improve strength and function.

What is the difference between hypotonia and hypertonia?

Hypotonia refers to reduced muscle tone which presents as floppiness. Hypertonia refers to increased muscle tone which presents as stiffness.

What type of equipment is used in physical therapy sessions?

Physical therapists use a variety of equipment based on the individual client’s needs. Some commonly used equipment includes:

  • Positioning wedges: Positioning wedges can be used to help a child increase tolerance in prone position and develop head and neck control.
  • Gait Trainers: Gait trainers can be to help a child learning to walk or relearning to walk.
  • Swings: Swings can be used for a variety of functions including improving dynamic balance and sensory integration.
  • Pediatric Scooters: Scooters can be used to help children develop strength and learn movement patterns needed to propel themselves forward.

Why Choose Us?

Locations Convenient For You

We understand that your time is valuable and finding space in your schedule to drive to therapy sessions can be overwhelming. Grow Therapy provides visits at locations convenient for you, including home, daycare, and school.

You Need Services ASAP

If your child is on a waitlist and you need to receive services NOW, contact us today because at this time we have NO WAITLIST!

Therapist-Owned Company

As a small, growing, and therapist-owned company we treat our clients like family and provide the personalized care that you need.

We Encourage Family Involvement

We want our families to be as involved as they can be in their child’s treatment. We are here to provide the training and support you need.

We Value Communication

We’ll communicate with you throughout the week and do our best to be available in-between sessions to answer questions and provide resources and extra support.

Book A FREE Consultation

If you want top-notch services from therapists who are fun, engaging and dedicated to helping your child GROW, call us today for a free consultation.

Reach Out Today If…

You are looking for fun, dedicated therapists who are able to provide services in your home, daycare or school.

You want to work with a team that will provide the individualized treatment that your child or loved one deserves.

Transportation issues prevent you from taking your child to therapy sessions at a clinic.

Your child is medically fragile or has other conditions that make it difficult to leave the home.

You want your child to receive therapy in natural environments like the park, library or home.

You have a foster child who needs services. We love supporting our foster families and their children.

You want to work with a company that will help your child get the equipment that they need including wheelchairs, communication devices, orthotics, walkers, etc.

Insurance Information

At this time we accept Medicaid FFS (fee for service) and cash pay clients.

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