Our therapists help children of all ages improve their:
- Cognitive function
- Communication skills
- Social and emotional maturation
- Self-help skills
- Gross motor skills
- Fine motor skills
Our therapists work together to meet each child’s unique needs in a caring, friendly environment to achieve developmental milestones.
Our rehabilitation team provides a fun and engaging approach to help your child reach his or her maximum potential in all areas of development.
Physical, occupational and speech therapists use NMMC's Fun Factory sensory gym for sensory integration therapy.
Sensory integration refers to the brain’s ability to organize sensory information that comes from our surroundings. Individuals with Sensory Processing Disorder experience problems with their sense of touch, smell, sight, hearing and coordination.
Our gym is a safe environment where children can use their senses to explore without pressure. Sensory stimulation engages different areas of the brain and helps children develop self-confidence and skills to adapt to the world around them.
Featuring several types of swings, a zip line, overhead jungle gym, jump deck with a crash pad pit and ground level sensory “calming” area, our gym has a definite wow factor. Each part of the gym is designed to stimulate a child’s senses in effort to normalize his or her response to typical environments.
Therapy in a sensory gym can benefit children with a variety of diagnoses, including Autism Spectrum Disorder and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD).
Our therapists have certified training in:
- Neuro Developmental Treatment of children with cerebral palsy & other neuromotor disorders
- Assistive Technology and Wheelchair Mobility
- Vital Stim (NMES)
- S.O.S. Feeding Program
- Interactive Metronome
- FEES (Fiberoptic Endoscopic Evaluation of Swallowing)
- Beckman Oral Motor Program
- Handwriting Without Tears
- NICU Follow-up Care
- Play Therapy
Common Treatment Diagnoses
- Developmental Delay
- Autism Spectrum Disorder
- Cerebral Palsy
- Spina Bifida
- Traumatic Brain Injury
- Failure to Thrive
- Sensory Integration Disorder
- Feeding and Swallowing Disorder
- Language/Reading Disorder
- Birth Defects/Genetic Disorders
- Orthopedic Injuries/Post-Operative Care
- Stuttering & Voice Disorders
- Visual Deficits
- Learning Deficits
- Cleft Palate
- Hearing Impairment
- Auditory Processing Disorder
- Any condition causing a delay in a child’s development
How do I get therapy services for my child?
You will need referral from your child’s health care provider to have your child evaluated for therapy services.
Your child’s success is highly dependent on your involvement. Our therapists will provide a detailed home activity program to help your child reach his or her goals. It is your vital role as a caregiver to continue with your child’s home program when he or she leaves our clinic.