Services

SPEECH THERAPY / FEEDING THERAPY
SPEECH DISORDERS AND LANGUAGE DISORDERS

A speech disorder is a problem with the actual production of sounds, whereas a language disorder refers to a difficulty understanding or putting words together to communicate ideas.

Speech disorders include:

Pediatric feeding treatment focuses on strengthening the oral-motor system and its functions, muscular tone, and sensation to make the child functional during mealtimes.
A pediatric feeding disorder is a condition in which a child does not eat enough to provide adequate nutrition, calories or hydration. SOS (Sequential Oral Sensory) Approach treatment is offered in the clinic to treat children with sensory related feeding issues. The SOS Approach focuses on exposing the child to food exploring and learning from it in a playful, non-stressful way going through a sensory hierarchy. For more details about the SOS Approach contact us. Checklist of possible pediatric feeding disorder symptoms in babies and toddlers might include:

+ Eating a very small numbers of foods.
+ Eating only a few textures of foods (such as crunchy foods or smooth foods).
+ Refusing certain types of foods (fruits and vegetables).
+ Refusing liquids.
+ Not acting hungry.

SPEECH DISORDERS AND LANGUAGE DISORDERS

A speech disorder is a problem with the actual production of sounds, whereas a language disorder refers to a difficulty understanding or putting words together to communicate ideas.

Speech disorders include:

+ Articulation disorders: difficulties producing sounds in syllables or saying words incorrectly to the point that listeners can’t understand what’s being said.

+ Fluency disorders: problems such as stuttering, in which the flow of speech is interrupted by abnormal stoppages, repetitions, or prolonging sounds and syllables.

OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY

Pediatric occupational therapy is the skilled therapeutic treatment provided to infants, toddlers and children which enables he/she, with their families, to achieve independence in all facets of their lives. Pediatric occupational therapy will assist to establish and maintain health, wellness, and maximum quality of life. Pediatric occupational therapy promotes function, re-mediate disability, provide support and education to families, and collaboration with additional health care providers.

For infants, toddlers, and young children, pediatric occupational therapy encompasses daily functional skills, achievement of age appropriate developmental milestones , and progression to more advanced and challenging skills as he/she matures.

The word ‘occupation’ describes an activity which occupies the majority of an infant/child’s time. Therapeutic intervention may teach the individual skills of daily living necessary for independence and achievement of each individual’s maximal potential. For the pediatric population the primary focus of their occupation is on achievement of age appropriate development and play, and social skills.

Pediatric occupational therapy may represent a slightly different meaning based on the child’s age and diagnosis.

PHYSICAL THERAPY

Pediatric physical therapy focuses on facilitating children’s gross motor development and function, in order to promote independent and safe navigation of their surroundings, such as home, school, and community environments. Children are generally referred for physical therapy when they show delay in developmental motor milestones such as rolling, sitting, or crawling, deficits in age-appropriate gross motor skills such walking, running, or negotiating stairs, or if a child sustained an injury that affects his/her level of function.

Physical therapy treatment includes therapeutic activities to improve range of motion, walking and running, patterns, static and dynamic balance, postural control and stability, strength, motor coordination, endurance, and safety. Physical therapy is aimed at assisting a child’s overall gross motor development.

Also, parent/caregiver training is a trivial component of the physical therapy treatment that promotes carryover to a child’s daily routine.

Little Star Therapy provides physical therapy evaluation, treatment, and consultation in the following areas:

+ Gross motor development – Muscle tone and strength
+ Posture and body alignment – Orthotics/bracing
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Balance and stability – Gross motor coordination
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Head/neck posture – Neuromuscular function
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Pre-gait and gait training – Endurance
+ Safety – Locomotion patterns

Our mission is to help children reach their full potential and enable them to be Healthy, Independent, and productive Individuals in their future Endeavors.

SERVICES

✓ SPEECH THERAPY / FEEDING THERAPY
✓ OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY
✓ PHYSICAL THERAPY

 

Contact Us

Address:
8181 NW 154th St. Suite 115, Miami Lakes, FL 33016
Telephone:
786-477-5783
Fax:
305-512-8805

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