NVPT Feeding therapists provide skilled assessment and intervention to children with feeding difficulties. Feeding difficulties may include a child’s inability to suck, chew, swallow food safely, refusal to eat, aversions to food, or limited intake.
A child’s occupation is to play, learn, be independent with their self-care activities, socialize appropriately with peers, be successful in school, self-regulate, and have a healthy self-esteem. Pediatric Occupational Therapists evaluate and treat children with disorders or delays that may inhibit their ability to succeed in these areas.
Physical Therapy for children helps improve a child’s mobility, gross motor coordination, strength and endurance. The goal in Physical Therapy is to improve a child’s ability to move and interact with their environment independently and confidently.
Group Therapy classes and the use of peer role modeling can be very beneficial for children that need extra support to socialize and interact with their peers, need encouragement to try new things, practice using language skills, follow instructions and make new friends.
Our ABA Therapy program uses the principles of applied behavior analysis to increase skill acquisition and reduce maladaptive behaviors. The ABA Therapy program addresses skills within the adaptive, communication, and social domains by understanding the function of behaviors and the environments in which they occur.