Physical Therapy helps to increase a child's mobility, range in motion, strength, endurance, postural support and balance. A physical therapist may massage, stretch, or provide strength training with children who may have delays involving their large muscles and orthopedic development.
Our Therapists will work with children and their family to assist each child in reaching their maximum potential in the following areas.
This can include but not limited to:
Gross Motor Skills
Mobility & Gait
Strength & Range of Motion
Balance & Coordination
Infant Torticollis Treatment
The primary goal of Occupational Therapy is to enable children to participate in the activities of everyday life. Occupational Therapy can help kids with various needs improve their cognitive, physical, sensory, motor skills, and enhance their self-esteem with a sense of accomplishment.
What areas would Occupational Therapy help my child?
Fine & Visual Motor Coordination
Play & Social Skills
Attention & Focus
Daily Living Skills
Sensory Motor Processing
The goal in speech therapy is to improve the skills that will help your child communicate more effectively with peers, family and in the community. Our therapists will focus on improving verbal and non-verbal communication skills. Speech Therapy helps kids with language related learning issues. Such as speaking, listening, and writing.
Here are a few areas where our therapist can help.
Swallowing & Feeding Delays
Articulation & Fluency
Oral-Motor & Feeding
Stuttering & Voice Disorders
Autism Spectrum Disorder is a developmental disorder that is characterized by challenges in social interaction, communication, and repetitive, restrictive interests. Individuals with ASD will often not learn independently without appropriate, effective treatment.
Under the supervision of a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA), we utilize the evidence-based strategies of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA). This includes treatment in all deficit areas as identified through assessment and observation. ABA is the standard treatment for ASD because of the ability to teach new skills and find appropriate alternatives for challenging behavior. For Children 3-15 years old, we provide individualized Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) services to children diagnosed with Autism Spectrum disorder. The services include individualized programming for each child along with parent or caregiver training.
In October 2015, Easter Seals East Texas was awarded a DARS Autism Program Grant to expand the services at Temple Memorial Rehabilitation Center. This grab provides up to 30 hours of ABA therapy per month for up to six months in a twelve month period.
A child is eligible if they have the following:
A documented diagnosis on the autism spectrum made by a qualified professional.
Between the ages of 3 to 15 years old Texas Resident
Possible interventions for each child may include:
Pairing with Reinforcements
Discrete Trail Teaching
Schedules of Reinforcement
Data-based Decision Making
Function-Based Antecedent Interventions (Reducing challenging behavior without punishment)
Verbal Behavior-Milestones Assessment & Placement Program
Non-Violent Crisis Intervention
We offer the following through one-on-one instruction: