“Sometimes the most wonderful people are the ones who don’t fit into boxes” – Anonymous
Concerned about your child? At one point or another, every parent worries about the development of their children, regardless of the situation. Remember, every child learns and develops at different paces. However, if you suspect that your child has a developmental delay, Developmental Rehab Services, Inc. is here to help.
Developmental Rehab Services, Inc., we specialize in pediatric therapy services catering to children from birth up to 21 years old. Our multidisciplinary team of speech therapists, occupational therapists, and developmental therapists have extensive experience in working with children with a variety of medical and developmental challenges. Our treatment approach combines our years of expertise with cutting-edge therapeutic facilities and techniques.
Development / Speech Delays
If you child isn’t reaching developmental milestones at a certain age, or if they are having difficulties with speech, language, and communication, it could be a sign of a delay in development and speech. For more information about our specific speech therapy service, please visit this page
Autism Spectrum Disorder
Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is a developmental and neurological disorder characterized by challenges with speech and nonverbal communication, social skills and repetitive behaviors. Typically, it begins in early childhood and lasts throughout the person’s lifetime.
Poor handwriting and handwriting problems (i.e. illegible writing, irregular letters and shapes, incomplete letters, etc.) are often associated with motor skills difficulties such as dyspraxia, or a learning disorder such as dyslexia or dysgraphia.
Sensory Integration / Sensory Diets
Sensory diets have nothing to do with food. It is a treatment strategy used to manage and treat sensory processing dysfunction. It’s an individually tailored program that consists of different sensory activities (including physical activities and accommodations) that can help a child feel “calm”. A sensory diet is used to manage a child sensory-motor needs and to reduce any impact of such dysfunction to a child’s attention, behavior, and/or development.
Feeding Disorders / Aversion Reduction Training
Feeding disorders are diagnosed when a child refuses to drink or eat the necessary quantities to maintain their nutritional status. We also offer treatments to address food aversion, inappropriate mealtime behaviors, food refusal, and food selectivity.
ADHD / ADD / Dyslexia
Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) is a type of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). In most cases, ADHD and dyslexia often overlap. In fact, approximately 15-40% of children with dyslexia have ADHD, while approximately 1 in 4 children with ADHD also have dyslexia.
- ADHD. ADHD is a neurodevelopmental disorder characterized by hyperactivity, trouble concentrating, and an inability to control impulses. It is one of the most common disorders affecting children and teens and can continue into adulthood.
Dyslexia. Dyslexia is a learning disability characterized by a difficulty in interpreting or reading words, letters, and other symbols. However, please note that while dyslexia is a neurological disorder, it is not linked to intelligence. It simply means that people with this disorder experience difficulties with processing graphic symbols, as well as difficulties with reading comprehension, spelling, and writing.
Prematurity / Motor Delays
Compared with full-term babies, some studies show that moderate-to-late premature babies are more likely to develop language and motor delays as they grow up. For instance, this study
shows that pre-mature babies (born between 32-36 weeks’ gestation) were twice as likely to have cognitive development delays, three times more likely to have motor skill delays, and three times more likely to have language development delays.
Developmental Milestone Screenings
Developmental milestones are certain tasks that children can perform by a certain age. To check for any delays, we offer our Developmental Milestone Screening Program. We utilize appropriate screening tools designed for different ages, settings, and purposes. Note: A screening tool is not a decisive evidence of developmental delay. A positive screening result should be followed by a more in-depth assessment.
Standardized Testing / Assessments
Standardized Tests and Assessments are well-established tests to identify and characterize developmental delays. Some examples of standardized tests and assessment include The Ages and Stages Questionnaire (ASQ), The Mullen Scales of Early Learning (MSEL), Differential Abilities Scale (DAS), Screening Tool for Autism in Two-Year-Olds (STAT), Child Behavior Checklist (CBCL), and more.
Graduate Transition Program
Graduation is an exciting time for students and families. However, it can also lead to uncertainties and confusion. Through our Graduate Transition Program, we aim to prepare students in transitioning to a broad range of higher education or post-school opportunities.
Community Integration Activities
Through our Community Integration Activities, we aim to help people with disabilities live as independently as possible in the wider community. We help them develop the skills, knowledge, and resources that they need in order to achieve their goals.
Social Skills Training / Development
Our Social Skills Training/Development is used to help people with disabilities develop and improve their social relationships. This can also be used to help people with specific social disorders. Training may include improving communication skills, making eye contact, conversational skills, expressing feelings in appropriate ways, and more.
Job Skills Training / Development
We firmly believe that people with disabilities have a right to find decent work. As such, we provide Job Skills Training/Development to equip individuals with disabilities with the resources, knowledge, and skills that they need to land the job that they want. This may include job seeking skills, resume writing, interview skills, and more.