The WesleyCare Child Therapy Team provides therapy for children who have a variety of special needs. Experienced team members include audiologists, occupational therapists, physical therapists and special/language pathologists. Their goal is to help each child reach his or her full potential. Each child is evaluated and an individual treatment program is designed to meet the child’s needs.
The child’s parents or primary caregivers are also considered key members of the team. They are taught how to extend the child’s therapy to the home environment.
Who can benefit from the Child Therapy Team?
Your doctor may have told you that your child has a specific medical condition, injury or disability requiring treatment. You may simply feel your child is not progressing normally. WesleyCare Child Therapy Team can help determine whether your child could benefit from therapy.
What can the therapists do to help my child?
Occupational therapists help children develop skills for everyday living. These include eye-hand coordination, visual-motor skills, feeding, dressing, writing, and upper-extremity strength and coordination tasks to improve functional activity.
Speech Language Pathologists
Wesley’s pediatric speech/language pathologists are trained to help children develop pre-language skills, language comprehension, vocabulary, grammar and pronunciation of words. They also help children who have difficulty eating or swallowing.
Pediatric physical therapists help children develop or relearn movement skills, including walking, balancing, coordination and strengthening.
Hearing loss can be caused by a variety of factors ranging from ear infections to birth defects. Audiologists help evaluate hearing loss and develop a plan for meeting the child’s individual needs.
Therapists can help with the following:
- Orthopedic injuries
- Cerebral palsy
- Nerve or muscle disorders
- Brain injury or disease
- Physical impairments
- Developmental delays
- Hearing impairment
- Speech/language disorders
- Swallowing or feeding disorders
- Other conditions
How can I make an appointment for my child?
Your doctor will need to refer you to WesleyCare Child Therapy Team. A prescription signed by your doctor is required. Families should call their insurance company to assist with determining their insurance benefits. For more information about the clinic, please call (316) 962-8025.