“Our Speech & Language Therapists are offering FREE consultations to help kids regain or develop functional abilities.”
Pediatric Therapy Services at BMH
March 23, 2016—Some children have trouble saying certain sounds or words, struggle with common daily tasks, or may not move around as well as other kids their age. If your child is showing signs like these, there is help.
Our Pediatric Therapy Center, a rehabilitation center for newborns to those up to 21-years-old, has a caring team that provides occupational therapy, physical therapy, and speech & language therapy. They coordinate all treatments in one facility in Blackfoot, and work together to develop a program to help children regain or develop functional abilities to keep them independent.
Their occupational therapists help children to improve their strength, coordination, and the skills necessary for daily tasks, like feeding and utensil use, playing, and self-care. Their pediatric physical therapists evaluate and treat disorders that affect a child’s ability to move around, like crawling, rolling, and walking. Their pediatric physical therapy helps children improve their balance, flexibility, and strength.
A speech disorder is a problem with the actual creation of sounds, and a language disorder is a problem understanding or putting words together. Speech & language therapy provides treatments, support, and care for children who have difficulties with communication, hearing, or eating, drinking and swallowing.
A child may need to see a speech & language therapist if they show some of the following signs: