Lama Pediatric Therapy
Lama Pediatric Therapy provides speech-language therapy, applied behavior analysis (ABA) therapy, and occupational therapy. We specialize in early intervention services.
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Speech & Language
Speech therapy is much more than just teaching a child to say their sounds correctly. SLP's treat a variety of areas that affect you and your child's day to day life. These include the following:
- Articulation: saying speech sounds
- Expressive/Receptive: being able to express oneself/understanding what is said
- Oral-Motor: strength and coordination of oral motor muscles for speech and feeding
- Feeding: eating a variety of foods, being able to chew and swallow safely
- Cognition: attention, memory, organization, executive functioning, problem solving
- Resonance/Voice Disorders: hoarseness, hyper nasality
- Fluency: stuttering
- Social Communication: pragmatic skills
- Augmentative and Alternative Communication: forms other than oral speech used to communicate
Our ABA Approach is not a one size fits all. There is no one right way of thinking, learning, or behaving. We believe that children's differences are not deficits.
A lot of the autistic community advocates for a message of acceptance and neurodiversity, the idea that all kinds of brains are natural and valuable, rather than valuing the illusion of conformity.
Our treatment goals do not seek to mask autism; instead, we focus on functional skills such as communication and daily living skills.
Pediatric Occupational therapy consists of helping a child with their daily “ occupations”; this can be daily activities such as dressing and eating, play, school, social skills, fine and gross motor movements, sensory processing, visual skills and so much more.
The overall goal is for children to gain independence in whatever areas they may be experiencing difficulties in. Occupational therapists help with barriers that affect a person's emotional, social, and physical needs. To do this, they use everyday activities, exercises, and other therapy modalities to progress towards therapy goals and to help children develop the basic sensory awareness and motor skills needed for motor development, learning and healthy behavior.