Occupational Therapy

occupational therapy

PCDA offers occupational therapy services for young children, typically birth to eight years. Our therapy services take a developmental approach to address areas of sensory processing and modulation, fine motor development, handwriting skills, gross motor development, visual motor skills, and self-help skills.

We offer services in our clinic setting that is designed with therapeutic equipment to best meet younger children’s needs. Therapy is also provided in children’s homes and schools sites. Parents are an integral part of all treatment sessions. We provide developmental assessments, occupational therapy assessments, and clinic-based treatment sessions.

Sensory Integration evaluation and treatment are provided at our clinic. Evaluation may include the Sensory Integration and Praxis Tests (SIPT), non-standardized clinical observations, and interviews with parents and teachers. The SIPT is a battery of standardized tests that can be administered to some children ages 4 to 8 years, 11 months. The SIPT assesses motor-free visual perception, perception of touch, muscle and joint sensations, motor planning, and balance and movement skills that require sensory integration.

“The therapists have communicated so well and took the time to understand our specific issues. Both our children started with huge developmental delays and are now almost on track. I feel PCDA helped me overcome many anxieties about helping my children with special needs.”

Physical Therapy

Professional Child Development Associates offers Physical Therapy services for children, birth to 12 years of age.  Our therapy services utilize a developmental relationship-based approach aimed at identifying your child’s movement challenges and using strategies to improve independence and safety within all environments.

Physical therapists focus on assessment and treatment of fundamental skills to support development within the musculoskeletal, neuromuscular and cardiovascular systems, including:

  • Strength
  • Balance
  • Coordination
  • Motor planning
  • Postural control
  • Postural alignment
  • Range of motion
  • Endurance

We provide evaluation and treatment of children with varying diagnoses, such as developmental delay, torticollis, cerebral palsy, spinal cord injury, Down Syndrome, prematurity, genetic disorders, and neurological conditions.   Our Doctoral degree physical therapists have advanced training in neurodevelopmental treatment, sensory integration, kinesiotaping, bracing and orthotics.

Professional  Child Development Associates uses an interdisciplinary, family-centered approach, and actively involves parents and caregivers in assessment and treatment.  Services are typically provided in our clinic setting, which is designed with therapeutic equipment to best meet the child’s individual needs.

For more information on our Physical Therapy services, please contact Julie Miller, at 626-793-7350 ext. 225.

PCDA uses a multidisciplinary, developmental, family-centered approach in all services. With the exception of peer groups, our services actively involve parents or caregivers in every session.