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Therapeutic Services

Speech Therapy

Our speech-language pathologists are experts in communication. Speech therapy focuses on providing support for children who present with communication needs expressively, receptively, and socially. Our team of speech-language pathologists use a multi-sensory (e.g., tactile, visual, auditory) approach to treatment by finding each child’s different learning intelligence, preferences, and strengths to provide various ways to practice and understand communication skills. The speech-language pathologists at Darling Pediatric Therapy have evaluation and therapeutic experiences working with children who present with the following disorders/difficulties:  ​

  • Expressive Language  

  • Receptive Language  

  • Executive Functions 

  • Language Processing 

  • Literacy Based Disorders 

  • Articulation   

  • Phonological   

  • Childhood Apraxia of Speech/Dysarthria 

  • Stuttering  

  • Social Communication 



Occupational Therapy

Occupational therapy incorporates daily life activities to develop skills children need to be able to increase independence and function for participation in the areas of play, peer relationships, daily living skills, school, community, and family life. Our occupational therapists provide treatment to the pediatric population who present with physical, sensory, and/or cognitive disabilities. Our occupational therapists specifically target skills such as: fine motor development, motor planning, coordination, planning/organization, sensory processing, visual motor, and gross motor development. The occupational therapists at Darling Pediatric Therapy have experience providing therapy services to children with the following diagnoses: 

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  • Autism 

  • Sensory Processing Disorder 

  • Attention Deficit Disorder 

  • Developmental Delay (fine motor/gross motor/visual motor/global) 

  • Coordination Disorders 

  • Motor planning Disorders 

  • Seizure Disorders 

  • Traumatic Brain Injuries/Concussion 

  • Down Syndrome 

  • Disordered Executive Functions 

  • Dysgraphia (Handwriting) 

Feeding Therapy 

Is your child a picky eater or a problem feeder? A child is considered a picky eater if their food repertoire is limited to 10-20 foods, however they will still eat at least one food from most food textures and food groups. A child is considered a problem feeer when they refuse entire food groups and/or food textures. This can lead to ‘food jag’ when a child eats the same foods prepared in the same manner every day or during every mealtime. Eventually, a child may lose interest in this preferred food, and not replace with another food, resulting in a more restrictive diet. This can be distressing for the entire family. Our feeding therapist is trained in the Sequential Oral Sensory (SOS) approach to feeding which incorporates motor, oral, behavioral/learning, medical, sensory and nutritional factors in order to extensively evaluate and treat children with feeding concerns. The SOS feeding therapy approach is based on children’s typical developmental feeding steps, stages, and skills. During therapy, the feeding therapist will work to ensure mealtime is safe, supportive, and enjoyable. Treatment will target helping your child feel more comfortable around food, build a positive relationship with food, and help to expand their food repertoire to promote a more nutritionally balanced diet. 

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Complimentary Consultation

Darling Pediatric Therapy offers a free 15-minute consultation via phone or Zoom in order to discuss concerns, answer questions, and determine if further evaluation is recommended. 

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