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Services Offered By Achieve Pediatric Therapies in Orlando, Florida

Occupational Therapy (OT) is a health profession dedicated to helping people with sensory, motor and behavior problems perform their daily occupations to the best of their abilities. When working with children, occupational therapists use purposeful activities to assist the child in performing their childhood “occupations” of play, school, academic-work, and self-care activities.

Physical Therapy (PT) is a health profession dedicated to helping individuals develop, maintain and restore maximum movement and function through the lifespan. When working with children, physical therapists develop a plan of care using a variety of treatment techniques that help your child move, reduce pain, restore function, and prevent disability.

At Achieve Pediatric Therapy, we provide:

  • Clinic and Home-based Occupational Therapy and Physical Therapy Services
  • Early Intervention Services (Early Steps/Part C Provider)
  • Classroom observations and school consultations
  • Developmental Screenings
  • Comprehensive Evaluations including a Parent Consultation
  • Individualized Treatment Plans & Sessions
  • Consultative Services for Parents and Educators
  • Therapeutic Listening Provider

At Achieve Pediatric Therapy, our therapists specialize in serving children who have:

  • Autism
  • Aspergers’s Disorder
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Developmental Delay
  • Down Syndrome
  • Dysgraphia/Handwriting difficulties
  • Dyspraxia
  • Failure to Thrive
  • Generalized Muscle Strength
  • Genetic Disorders
  • Hearing and Vision loss/deficits
  • Hemiparesis/Hemiplegia
  • Hypotonia (low muscle tone)
  • Hypertonia (high muscle tone)
  • Mental Retardation
  • Motor Coordination Disorder
  • Pervasive Developmental Disorder
  • Prematurity
  • Sensory Processing Disorders
  • Torticollis
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • William’s Syndrome

What is Sensory Integration?

Sensory Integration (SI) is the ability to take in information through the five basic senses plus the sensations of movement (vestibular) and body position (proprioceptive) and use this information to produce adaptive responses or behaviors. Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD) is a complex neurological disorder, manifested by difficulty detecting, modulating, discriminating or integrating sensation adaptively. When the process is disordered, a number of problems in learning, development or behavior may be evident. Sensory integrative therapy involves creating a playful environment that facilitates activities to help the body learn, organize, and process sensory information more efficiently. Below are some symptoms that may indicate a dysfunction in sensory integration:

  • Easily distracted
  • Poor coordination
  • Clumsy
  • Poor handwriting
  • Picky eater
  • Poor safety awareness
  • Low self-esteem
  • Difficulty with transitions
  • Poor body awareness
  • Low muscle tone or endurance
  • Activity level that is unusually high or low
  • Overly sensitive to touch, sound, movement, sight
  • Emotionally “up and down”
  • Avoids playground activities or sports
  • Difficulty completing activities of daily living
  • Shuts down or has meltdowns
  • Difficulty following directions
  • Difficulty unwinding or calming self
  • Delay in speech, motor, or academic achievement

The list above is not all-inclusive. A child with SPD may have all or only some of these symptoms and the degree to which they exhibit them may vary. The important thing in identifying a sensory processing disorder is determining the degree to which these behaviors impact a child’s functioning at home, school and during social interactions.