THERAPIES

Sora Pediatric Therapy offers many different therapies, including:


Speech Therapy

Indoor voices. Outdoor voices. Silly voices. Kids use all kinds of voices. We’re here to help guide them towards finding their voices so they can tell the world who they are.

Indicators for an evaluation:

You may want to seek out an evaluation if your child isn’t meeting these developmental milestones:

  • Babbling (6 months)

  • Gestures like waving/pointing (9-12 months)

  • Understanding 10+ object names (12 months)

  • 50 word vocabulary (18 months)

  • Answers simple questions (2-3 years)

  • Asks simply questions (2-3 years)

  • Follows 2-step directions (3-4 years)

  • Speech is 50% understandable (2-3 years); and 90% (5 years)

  • Repeats first sounds of words, whole words in a sentence or stretches sounds within words (3years)

  • Shows awareness of feelings (3 years)

  • Introduces conversational topics (3 years)

  • Verbal turn taking (3 years)

Speech & language therapy services may address the following areas:

Language - Pediatric    

  • Expressive Language Delay

  • Receptive Language Delay

  • Pragmatics

  • Alternative/Augmentative

  • Auditory Processing Disorders

  • Down Syndrome

  • Autism Spectrum Disorders 

Oral Motor

  • Swallowing

  • Feeding

  • Oral Muscle Weakness

Speech - Pediatric 

  • Articulation

  • Childhood Apraxia of Speech

  • Stuttering/Fluency

  • Phonological Delay

  • Voice (Vocal Cord Nodules)

  • Hypernasality

  • Hearing Loss

  • Cleft Lip/Palate

  • Cerebal Palsy



Our Speech-Language Pathologistshave experience and training in:


Occupational Therapy

Kids want to be all in with everything they do. Sometimes they need extra support getting there. Whether it’s taking care of their bodies, getting dressed, navigating feelings, friends and school, or building some serious play skills, we’re here to help empower kids to own their everyday.

Indicators for an evaluation

You may want to seek out an evaluation if your child struggles with:

  • Grooming (baths, teeth/hair brushing, nail or hair cutting)

  • Cuddling

  • Tantrums

  • Transitions

  • Sleep

  • Bumping into things

  • Swinging/jumping/having feet off ground

  • Fine motor activities (coloring, puzzles, cutting)

  • Sensitivity to touch, taste, sound smells

  • Maintaining focus or excessive focus

  • Low muscle tone

  • Dressing/sensitivity to clothing

  • Handwriting

  • Clumsiness

Occupational therapy services may address the following areas:

Fine / Gross Motor Skills 

  • Endurance

  • Coordination

  • Strength

  • Balance

Social / Emotional Skills

  • Self-Concept

  • Self-Control

  • Time Management

  • Emotional Regulation

  • Stress Management

  • Transitions

  • Social Participation

Activities of Daily Living

  • Grooming/Hygiene

  • Dressing

  • Academic Skills

  • Feeding

  • Writing

  • Play Skills

Cognition

  • Attention Span

  • Memory

  • Sequencing

  • Following Directions

  • Problem Solving

Sensory Integration

  • Tactile Processing (touch input)

  • Oral Processing (food or mouth)

  • Vestibular Processing (movement)

  • Olfactory Processing (smell)

  • Visual Processing (light)

  • Auditory Processing (sound)

  • Achieving Optimal Arousal

Our Occupational Therapists have experience and training in:



Physical Therapy

Kids lead a life in motion. We’re here to make sure their bodies learn to move the right way by improving strength, coordination, mobility and balance so that they’re able to take off running (or jumping). 

Indicators for an evaluation

You may want to seek out an evaluation if your child struggles with:

  • Balance/coordination

  • Keeping up with their peers

  • Meeting developmental milestones

  • Atypical walking

  • Frequent falling/tripping

  • Toe walking

  • Running/jumping

  • Prefers turning head to one side (torticollis)

Physical therapy services help children:

  • Develop gross motor skills

  • Increase strength and endurance

  • Improve balance and coordination

  • Improve posture and core strength

  • Participate in their daily routines

Our Physical Therapists work with infants, children and teenagers with the following: 

  • Delays in development

  • Torticollis

  • Cerebral Palsy

  • Down Syndrome & other genetic syndromes

  • Muscle diseases

  • Neurological disorders

  • Obesity

  • Toe walking

Our Physical Therapists have specialized training in: 

  • Kinesio Taping

  • Torticollis treatment

  • Massage & manual techniques

  • Mobility training

My son wasn’t meeting his developmental milestones; he wasn’t rolling or crawling at 11 months old. As a parent, it’s so hard to watch your child miss these important bench markers and not know how to help. I felt a huge sense of relief after starting physical therapy because his therapist taught me how I could help him at home, and he thrived. My ‘happy sitter’ was now able to move and his world opened up.



Mighty Munchers - Pediatric Feeding Program

Meal times should be good times. We work hand in hand with families to build more adventurous eaters, strengthen feeding skills, and overcome sensory challenges so that sitting down together at the table feels fun again.  

Indicators for an evaluation

  • Aversion to foods or food textures/groups

  • Transitioning from pureed to table foods

  • Mealtime behavior

  • Self-feeding

  • Drinking from an open cup after 2.5 years

  • Appropriate weight gain

  • Sucking, swallowing or chewing

  • Gagging, choking, coughing while eating

  • has a disorder that involves muscle weaknesses (e.g. Down syndrome or cerebral palsy)

Feeding Team Highlights

  • Multidisciplinary evaluation including speech-language pathologists and occupational therapists

  • Strong focus on family involvement and generalization of skills into the home environment

  • Therapists are trained in multiple oral motor/sensory/feeding approaches

  • Specialized program developed based on child’s needs

  • Individualized treatment sessions

  • Parent and family education

Consider an evaluation if your child has one or more of the following

  • Limited food range

  • Avoids certain food textures or food groups

  • Difficulty transitioning from pureed to table foods

  • Mealtimes are stressful and often prolonged

  • Tantrums or other problem mealtime behaviors

  • Delayed self-feeding skills

  • Difficulty drinking from an open cup after 2.5 years

  • Ongoing concerns with weight gain

  • Difficulty sucking, swallowing or chewing

  • Exhibits gagging, choking, and/or coughing during mealtimes

  • Child has been diagnosed with a disorder involving known muscle weakness components (e.g. Down Syndrome or Cerebral Palsy)


Orofacial Myofunctional Therapy

Orofacial Myofunctional therapy services address the following areas:

Tongue Thrust Swallow

  • The alteration of tongue and lip resting postures

  • Muscle retraining exercises

  • Modification of handling and swallowing of solids, liquids, and saliva

Thumb/Digit Sucking

  • Motivational program designed to help children discontinue sucking habits quickly, without coercion, in a fun and positive way

  • Five to six visits to the therapist

  • Extensive home-program