Speech and Language Therapy

Our team of nationally certified speech and language pathologists (SLPs) specialize in addressing expressive and receptive language challenges that may be impacting your child’s communication. SLPs receive specialized training to address the following areas:

  • Specific Language Impairment/Learning Disability
  • Augmentative and Alternative Communication
  • Fluency/Stuttering
  • Phonological Awareness/ Literacy
  • Dysnomia/Word Retrieval
  • Auditory/Language Processing
  • Articulation
  • Critical Thinking/Executive Functioning
  • Pragmatic/Social Language
  • Childhood Apraxia of Speech
  • Oral Motor Development
  • Feeding Concerns

Occupational Therapy

Our team of licensed occupational therapists (OTs) and certified occupational therapy assistants (COTAs) are experts in addressing underlying social-emotional, physical, sensory, developmental, and behavioral challenges that may be impacting a child’s occupational engagement. Our OTs and COTAs provide evaluation, consultation, and intervention in the following areas:

  • Play development
  • Social engagement
  • Fine motor and handwriting skills
  • Visual motor skills
  • Sensory processing
  • Self-regulation
  • Motor planning
  • Self-care and personal hygiene
  • Community involvement
  • Mealtime participation
  • Executive functioning
  • Adaptive equipment needs

Depending on the child’s needs, our therapists may use a variety of treatment methods within their therapy sessions. Specialized treatments include:

  • Handwriting Without Tears
  • Zones of Regulation
  • Alert Program: How Does Your Engine Run?
  • Sequential Oral Sequencing
  • Infant Massage
  • Aquatic Therapy
  • Interactive Metronome
  • Constraint Induced Movement Therapy
  • Masgutova Neurosensorimotor Reflex Integration
  • Intensive Therapy Program and Therasuit

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Physical Therapy

Our team of licensed physical therapists specialize in supporting your child’s gross motor development through individualized and comprehensive programs developed through clinical expertise and current best practice guidelines. Functional goals are developed that support your child’s ability to effectively move through their environment and fully participate in age-appropriate activities.

Our pediatric therapists are experts at motivating children of all ages to participate in physically challenging activities that help them achieve their full potential. CI has a variety of tools and equipment available to make exercise fun, including an advanced track system that allows a child to walk, crawl, swing, or zip line with partial or full body weight support, Xbox 360 Kinect™ and Wii™ gaming systems, a Rainbow® play structure and more!

Physical therapy services include:

  • Comprehensive Evaluations
  • Therapeutic Exercise
  • Partial Weight-Bearing Treadmill and Gait Training
  • Intensive Therapy Program and Therasuit®
  • Parent/Caregiver Education
  • Functional Mobility Training
  • Manual Therapy Techniques
  • Stretching
  • Manual Range of Motion Exercises
  • Proprioception
  • Balance Training
  • Aquatic Therapy
  • Torticollis Treatment
  • Pain Management
  • Athletic Rehabilitation
  • Therapeutic Taping Techniques
  • Home Exercise Programs
  • Service Coordination
  • Consultation with Local Orthotists and Equipment Vendors
  • Craniosacral Therapy
  • Aquatic Therapy
  • Adaptive Equipment Recommendations
  • Adaptive Bike Training

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Feeding Therapy

Feeding is one of the most complex physiological tasks and is a critical component of healthy development. A child’s ability to receive adequate nutrition and develop a healthy relationship with food involves many factors. The CI feeding team, including both occupational and speech therapists, offer assessment and intervention aimed at addressing underlying factors that impact feeding and swallowing. Each feeding session is designed to reduce the stress associated with food-based experiences and promote interaction with food in a playful way! If your child is experiencing any of the following problems they may be a candidate for individualized therapy:

  • Coughing, Choking, or Gagging During Meals
  • Inadequate Weight Gain / Failure to Thrive
  • Weakness of the Mouth or Face
  • Difficulty Chewing or Swallowing
  • Resistance to Food / Food Refusal
  • Behavioral Concerns Surrounding Food Experiences
  • History of Eating and Breathing Coordination Problems
  • An Infant who Cries and/or Arches at Most Meals
  • Inability to Accept Solid Food by 12 Months of Age
  • Inability to Transition from Breast/Bottle to Cup
  • “Picky” Eating / Food Range of Less than 20 Foods
  • Family Distress Around Food and Meal Times

Aquatic Therapy

The CI aquatic therapy program is developed by our occupational and physical therapy teams. A warm water pool allows for relaxation of the major muscle groups while the water also provides support and resistance to enhance therapeutic benefits.

Benefits Include:

  • Increased Range of Motion and Strength
  • Improved Balance and Coordination
  • Increased Weight Bearing Ability
  • Improved Cardiorespiratory/Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Endurance
  • Improved Motor Skills and Planning

Therapeutic Methods

Depending on the child’s needs, our therapists may use a variety of treatment methods within their therapy sessions. Specialized treatments include:

  • Ayers' Sensory Integration
  • Neuro-Developmental Treatment (NDT)
  • Handwriting Without Tears
  • Zones of Regulation
  • Alert Program: How Does Your Engine Run?
  • Sequential Oral Sequencing
  • Craniosacral Therapy
  • Infant Massage
  • Aquatic Therapy
  • Interactive Metronome
  • Constraint Induced Movement Therapy
  • Masgutova Neurosensorimotor Reflex Integration
  • Intensive Therapy Program and Therasuit
  • Therapeutic Exercise
  • Partial Weight-Bearing Treadmill and Gait Training
  • Intensive Therapy Program and Therasuit®
  • Functional Mobility Training
  • Manual Therapy Techniques
  • Stretching
  • Manual Range of Motion Exercises
  • Balance Training
  • Torticollis Treatment
  • Pain Management
  • Athletic Rehabilitation
  • Therapeutic Taping Techniques
  • Home Exercise Programs
  • Consultation with Local Orthotists and Equipment Vendors
  • Adaptive Equipment Recommendations
  • Adaptive Bike Training

Music Therapy

What is Music Therapy?

Therapy is the clinical and evidence-based application of music interventions to accomplish non-musical goals within a therapeutic relationship by a credentialed professional who has completed an approved music therapy program. Music therapists often have similar goals to occupational, speech, or physical therapists - which makes MT a popular complement to these more-common therapies, especially in pediatric populations.

therapy uses a variety of active music making experiences such as singing, dancing, song imitation, instrument play, song-writing and analysis.

Therapy can be a group experience or individual, and each session is structured around the non-musical therapeutic goals of the patient. Typical music therapy sessions are 30-60 minutes in length depending upon the age and functioning level of the patient.

Therapy may be Used to Target the Following Areas:

  • Communication skills, such as expressive and receptive language, initiation of conversation, spontaneous language, and pre-learning skills (e.g., turn-taking)
  • Motor function such as balance, spatial awareness, bilateral coordination, grasping objects, and sequencing movements
  • Emotional and behavioral skills such as sustained attention to task, eye contact, expression of emotions, participation and compliance
  • Cognitive functions such as sustained attention/divided attention to task, processing of multi-step directives, mastering of educational concepts (e.g., letters, colors, shapes, or symbols)