Common Diagnoses

Our speech, physical, and occupational therapists are trained to work with children and young adults with a variety of challenges and abilities. Treatment is not determined by a client’s diagnosis, rather by the symptoms that limit their ability to function.¬† Most often, we treat patients with the following diagnoses:

AUTISM SPECTRUM DISORDERS (ASD)

A developmental disorder that impacts social development and behavior. Related diagnoses include: Asperger’s Syndrome and Pervasive Developmental Disorder Not Otherwise Specified (PDD-NOS)

SENSORY PROCESSING DISORDER

A disorder in which the brain has difficulty organizing and making sense of information from the senses

HYPOTONIA (LOW TONE)

A state of low muscle tone which may also involve decreased muscle strength; sometimes called ‘floppy baby syndrome’

DEVELOPMENTAL COORDINATION DISORDER

A delay in motor skills or difficulty coordinating movements

APRAXIA OF SPEECH

An oral motor speech disorder that results in difficulty speaking

DYSPRAXIA

A neurological disorder that impacts a person’s ability to plan and execute motor tasks.¬† Individuals with dyspraxia may be described as ‘clumsy’

DEVELOPMENTAL DELAYS

Delays in any area of child development- developmental milestones, gross motor skills, fine motor skills, intellectual skills, social skills, speech and language skills

CEREBRAL PALSY

A disorder of movement, muscle tone, or posture

DOWN SYNDROME

A genetic disorder resulting in developmental delays

EXPRESSIVE & RECEPTIVE LANGUAGE DISORDERS

Disorders characterized by difficulty understanding other’s speech or expressing oneself using speech

MOOD DISORDERS

A group of disorders that impacts a person’s mood, including bipolar disorder and disruptive mood dysregulation disorder

ATTENTION DEFICIT DISORDERS (ADD/ADHD)

A condition characterized by difficulty paying attention, hyperactivity, and impulsivity

EXECUTIVE FUNCTIONING DISORDER

Sometimes referred to as ‘executive dysfunction’, executive functioning skills allow us to plan, organize, pay attention, stay on task, multi-task and more

OPPOSITIONAL DEFIANT DISORDER

A disorder characterized by frequent and persistent patterns of anger, irritability, and defiance

ANXIETY

Characterized by nervousness, fear, worry, apprehension

FAILURE TO THRIVE

Refers to insufficient weight gain or inappropriate weight loss

PRE-MATURITY

LEARNING DISABILITIES 

A neurologically based processing problem that interferes with one’s ability to learn reading, math, and/or writing. These include dyslexia, dyscalculia, and dysgraphia

VISUAL DISORDERS

Including visual impairments, low vision, difficulties with visual perception and more

GENETIC DISORDERS

STUTTERING

ARTICULATION DISORDERS

Difficulty articulating or making specific speech sounds

AUDITORY PROCESSING DISORDER

Difficulty understanding or processing what other people are saying, which impacts the ability to follow directions, understand speech in busy environments, and discriminate between different sounds

 

 

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