High Pointe Therapy’s youngest clients enjoy their very own pediatric clinic located on the lower level of our Rudolphtown location. Our pediatric team is devoted to providing the best physical, occupational, and speech therapy services available in Clarksville. Children are not just “little adults” and our therapists are specially trained to meet their unique needs!
Pediatric Physical Therapy
Our pediatric physical therapists (PTs) work with children and their families to help each child reach their maximum potential physically. We want our kiddos to function as independently as possible at home, school, and in the community. Our PTs focus on mobility while training caregivers in all aspects of physical development which may include quality of movement, posture, alignment and safety.
Through play and hands-on techniques, pediatric physical therapists may work on:
- Strength & endurance
- Gross motor skills (sitting, crawling, walking, running, jumping)
- Balance & coordination
- Motor control & motor planning
- Body awareness & posture
- Pain relief
- Walking mechanics
- Orthotics training
Pediatric Occupational Therapy
Our pediatric occupational therapists (OTs) focus on improving the quality of our children’s participation in daily tasks. A child’s job is “play” and taking part in school and home activities such as dressing, feeding, grooming, writing, and paying attention in class. Some children may have taste aversions that limit food intake, texture aversions that affect clothing tolerance, or sound aversion that affect mood. Occupational therapists are trained to help children organize and interpret information from their environment so he or she can focus on being a kid!
Through play and hands-on techniques, pediatric occupational therapists may work on:
- Sensory integration
- Cognitive endurance & attention
- Fine motor skills & hand function
- Visual-spatial awareness & hand-eye coordination
- Social skills
- Body awareness & posture
Pediatric Speech Therapy
Our pediatric speech language pathologists (SLPs) treat communication challenges that cause children to have difficulty with verbal communication. These challenges may be in how children express themselves or receive input from their surroundings and may range from simple sound substitutions to the inability to understand or use language. Oral motor concerns, such as chewing and swallowing, may also be addressed by speech therapy. From language delays to social skills, our team of pediatric speech therapists are specially trained to perform a comprehensive evaluation and offer a multi-disciplinary approach to meeting each child’s needs.
Through play and child-centered treatment, pediatric speech therapists may work on:
- Feeding disorders – problems with chewing, swallowing, drooling, limited diet, and food aversions
- Language disorders – difficulty understanding language, difficulty putting words together, limited vocabulary, or inability using words in a socially appropriate wayArticulation disorders – difficulty producing sounds in a way listeners can understand
- Fluency disorders – stuttering or a disruption in the flow of speech which may impact communication or reading
- Voice disorders – problems with pitch, volume or quality of the voice that are distracting to listeners and possibly painful for the child speaking