What is Childhood Apraxia of Speech (CAS)?
What is articulation?
What is VitalStim Therapy?
What is a Videofluoroscopic Swallow Study (VFSS)?
Sensory Integration and Sensory Processing Deficits, in simple terms, is the ability that a person has to use sensory information that their body is receiving from their environment. This information is received through what he or she sees, hears, smells, touches and tastes, along with response to movement and body awareness. When a child is unable to perceive or understand how to process the sensory information they are getting from their environment, an unexpected outcome or behavior is observed.
Torticollis is a condition involving the neck that is often caused when the sternocleidomastoid (one of two muscles arising from the sternum and inner part of the clavicle, also called SCM) muscle is shorter than normal. This often results in a posture where the head tips toward the side of the short muscle, and rotates toward the opposite side.
At Children's, speech-language pathologists (SLP) are experts in evaluating and treating children who have difficulties with communication, feeding, and swallowing.
At Children's, pediatric physical therapists (PTs) are experts in evaluating and treating children who have difficulties moving their bodies. They achieve this by correcting or improving motor impairments, providing resources for missing skills and building on existing abilities. Pediatric physical therapy promotes independence, increases participation, facilitates motor development and function, improves strength and endurance, enhances learning opportunities, and eases challenges with daily care giving.
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