Pediatric Therapy | Sensory Playground
FREQUENTLY ASKED PEDIATRIC THERAPY QUESTIONS
what pediatric care do you offer at care first rehab?
Care First Rehab offers a complete spectrum of pediatric physical, occupational and speech therapy services at our clinic in Cary, NC or in the comfort of your own home. We believe in a team approach with all of the families we work with, and provide services that support and promote the achievement of a child’s independence and development. Our team emphasizes communication with parents and individualized strategies. We provide the tools for you and your child to take home and build upon all the progress made with the therapists.
Does my child need physical therapy?
- If your child has one of the following conditions, physical therapy may be something that can help them reduce pain, increase mobility, and gain independence:
- Communication delays
- Developmental delays – (crawling, walking, rolling, sitting)
- Orthopedic conditions
- Toe walking, balance and coordination difficulties
Does my child need speech therapy?
Contact us for an evaluation if you notice any of the following behaviors:
- Inability to communicate effectively in social settings
- Slow or stagnant speech development
- Sudden decrease of expressive speech skills
- Limited vocabulary when compared to others in same age group
- Speech that is not understood by family members and/or strangers
- Lacks interest in communicating and/or gets frustrated when attempting to communicate
- Stuttering that fosters a sense of embarrassment and/or difficulty with peers
- Difficulty with sucking, chewing, and/or swallowing
- Excessive drooling
- Consistently hoarse voice
- Not speaking clearly by age 3
- Feeding difficulties
- Oral motor deficits
Does my child need occupational therapy?
If your child has one of the following conditions, occupational therapy may be something that can help them reduce pain, increase mobility, and gain independence:
- Sensory processing disorders
- Sensory motor impairments
- Balance & Coordination
- Learning & Reading Difficulties
- Difficulties with transitions, dressing (buttons, snaps, etc), and handwriting
WHAT TO EXPECT
Our pediatric physical therapy program teams up with CDSA (Child Development Services Agency) to provide diagnoses, evaluations, and treatment for autism, speech, neuro-disorders, orthopedic conditions, developmental delays and more.
Our highly skilled and experienced pediatric therapists are dedicated to providing the best possible treatment for children with various needs. Our physical/occupational therapists and speech-language pathologists combine their years of experience with the latest proven practices to deliver lasting, functional results that make a real difference in a child’s day-to-day life.
Exploring the world through the five senses — touch, taste, smell, sight, and sound.
Enjoy our new play space just for kids with toys, a nursing room and more!
Sensory Playground is Still Available: Children with Autism and Sensory Processing Disorders may find challenges with socialization, communication, play and imagination.
Some children who have sensory challenges may be over-sensitive to loud noises, harsh tastes, or rough textures.
Regardless of age or developmental ability, one of the best places to encourage sensory experiences among children is at the playground.
Sensory playground helps children develop problem-solving skills, express emotion, promotes empathy and engenders lasting confidence.
Benefits of Sensory Play
1. Cognitive Development
2. Fine Motor Skills
3. Language Development
Sensory development is the brain’s way of exploring the world through the five senses — touch, taste, smell, sight, and sound. Exploring the world through these senses allows a child to discover and understand how the world works.