What is Physical Therapy?
A Physical Therapist (PT) uses knowledge and skills specifically related to motor and self-care function, assistive technology, and medical/ health care science. They help children with balance, movement, and other activities involving the large muscles of the body. A PT works on gross motor skills such as rolling, sitting, crawling and walking. They can also assist in making recommendations for adaptive equipment that might be needed for proper body alignment and positioning.
STARS has a dedicated team of therapists that are committed to providing your child and family with quality early intervention services. STARS’ therapists are state licensed and/or hold a Bachelor, Master, or Doctorate degree in their area of expertise. Continuing education is essential and all therapists are required to complete at least 24 hours of training each year. At STARS, we recognize that parents and caregivers know their children better than anyone, and are committed to making family/caregivers an integral part of treatment sessions.
Occupational Therapy can enhance a family’s capacity to care for their child and promote his or her development.
Speech Therapy can assist families in helping their child participate in all activities and routines of daily life.
A teacher of the visually impaired works with children who have visual loss or a brain based Cortical Visual Impairment (CVI).
Behavioral support provides families, caregivers, and others with positive strategies to help with social-emotional and/or communication skills.
A Registered Dietician (RD) or Registered Nurse (RN) will complete a comprehensive nutritional assessment and develop a plan to meet a child’s nutritional needs.