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Aug 05 2020

Helping your child meet milestones

August 5, 2020  /   Parenting, Rehabilitation  /   4-minute read

At Welia Health, our pediatric therapists are here for you and your child. Pediatric Therapy, sometimes referred to as peds therapy, can help children who may struggle with areas of development and provide an opportunity to strive and reach new limits. With structured treatment sessions, your child can achieve maximal function in activities and important daily life tasks.

Our practice treats a variety of conditions and challenges including:

  • Autism spectrum disorder (ASD)
  • Sensory processing disorder
  • Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)
  • Developmental delays
  • Motor delays
  • Torticollis/plagiocephaly
  • Visual perceptual delay
  • Other genetic conditions

Understanding why

Some children may struggle to develop necessary skills as they grow and knowing why is not often a question with an easy answer.

There are many reasons for developmental delays, including:

  • Underlying disorders and syndromes
  • Family history of developmental delays and learning disabilities
  • Premature birth
  • Serious accidents and illnesses
  • Prenatal substance abuse

Other times, the cause of delays is unknown. No matter the reason, we are here to help your child and to support you as their parent (or caregiver).

Addressing delays

It’s important to address any delay, as early as possible, as each skill is a building block for another ability—sounds develop into words and then into sentences, or rolling develops into crawling and then into walking, then running. These natural progressions are necessary for a child’s development.

Helping your child function

At Welia Health, our therapists understand and work with families to help children reach their fullest potential. We can help your child recognize and modify barriers that may interfere with your child’s physical, occupational or speech development. Services include physical therapy, occupational therapy, and speech therapy.

During one-on-one treatment sessions, our therapists may:

  • Direct structured activities designed to target your child’s needs
  • Build functional skills important for everyday activities
  • Improve speech, large and small movement skills, oral motor/feeding/swallowing skills

Pediatric therapy occurs in a fun environment for your child. And because we use toys, games, and other things to motivate your child to learn, your child will feel like they are here to play!

The Welia Health Pediatric Therapy staff
The Welia Health Pediatric Therapy staff

Additional resources

Questions?

Welia offers pediatric therapy services in Mora, Hinckley and Pine City. To learn more, call Rehabilitation Services at 320.225.3356.

A referral may be required by your insurance carrier, please contact your primary care provider.


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