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COVID 19 Update

The health of your child and family is our first priority. We want to assure you that we will be doing our part in complying with the CDC recommendations to help prevent the spread of COVID-19 while continuing to provide therapy services.

These include :

  • hand washing/using hand sanitizer before and after each session
  • providers and staff checking their temperature daily and monitoring for symptoms
  • staff avoiding unnecessary travel and large crowds
  • properly disinfecting and minimizing the amount of toys/equipment brought into the session.

We also request that your child wash their hands before and after their session and that only essential family members be present during the session.

We recommend that you cancel your child’s appointment immediately if your child, or anyone they are in contact, with are showing symptoms of the virus including dry cough, fever of 100.4 or higher, respiratory distress.

Telehealth as an Option

We understand the COVID-19 pandemic has brought on a level of uncertainty and confusion that is unsettling. If you do not feel comfortable with continuing services as usual, there is an option of Telehealth.

Telehealth will allow us to conduct a physical therapy session over a video conference where we can demonstrate and explain while your child completes the exercise. This option may provide a temporary solution to prevent your child from missing out on physical therapy and potentially regressing in the skills that they’ve been working so hard on. It is our understanding that Medicaid (Florida Medicaid Plans and Title 21) is allowing Telehealth at this time. In addition, many other types of plans are looking to expand their coverage for Telehealth, so we will continue to update this as we know more. Private pay is also an option. 

As the situation evolves, we will continue to monitor the information and react accordingly in order to provide your child with the best possible care.

Please let us know if you have any questions and or concerns, you can reach our office by calling (407) 905-9300.

 

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Does My Child Need Occupational Therapy?

Suggesting to a parent their child may need occupational therapy might confuse or anger them, but if parents take a step back and look at how their child responds to certain situations, they may notice some common behaviors. Do they easily become frustrated and irritated or do they just walk away from a task they deem too difficult? Do they refuse to engage with their peers? There are many telltale signs to answer the question: does my child need occupational therapy?

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Missed Developmental Milestones: When To Worry

All children are individuals who have their own personality, abilities, and strengths. With that understanding, there are some “normal” milestones parents and educators look for to see if a child is developing at a typical rate. Not all children will, and that is not cause for alarm, but with certain missed developmental milestones, here is when to worry.

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What To Do After Your Child Is Diagnosed With Autism

Over three million people in the US are diagnosed with Autism, and finding out your child is one of them can be life altering. What to do, who to speak to, and how to get help are usually the first questions you think about. Let’s discover what to do after your child is diagnosed with Autism.

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How Sensory Toys Help Children With Special Needs

Our five senses of touch, smell, taste, sight, and sound are important learning tools for everyone, and all children learn better by playing games using sensory toys. This is especially important for children with special needs like autism. The more they use their senses, the easier it becomes to develop them and learn by using them. Thus it becomes more apparent how sensory toys help children with special needs.

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Tips For Parents With Children Who Have Cerebral Palsy

The specific cause of cerebral palsy is unknown according to the CDC, and it is usually diagnosed by the time a child is 2 years old. It happens to be the most common motor disability in children, and parents of these children need all the support they can find. Here are some valuable tips for parents with children who have cerebral palsy.

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Tips For How To Help Your Child With ADHD

A child with ADHD can be a “handful,” but you already know that if your child has Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder. In addition to bringing your child for therapy at TLC Pediatric Therapies, it’s important to complement their therapy with your actions at home. We have listed some valuable tips for how to help your child with ADHD.

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How To Talk To Your Children About Mental Health

The first time a parent hears their young child say an unpleasant word, their reaction is usually: “Where did you learn that?” The truth is, many times the child will point at the dad or mom. Oops!

Yes, our little ones are sponges that mimic what we say and do. Our positive and negative role modeling can stay with kids for a lifetime. With all the anxiety, loneliness and depression in today’s world, how to talk to your children about mental health can be tricky and revealing.

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Symptoms Of ADHD In Children And How Therapy Can Help

According to the CDC, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder or ADHD is one of the most common chronic conditions in neurodevelopment, and it occurs when the central nervous system and the brain suffer impairments that affect growth and development. Let’s look at the symptoms of ADHD in children and how therapy can help both the child and parents.

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How Occupational Therapy Can Help Kids With Autism

Discovering that your child has autism can be both frightening and confusing. What should you do and where should you seek help?  One thing is for certain, and that’s how occupational therapy can help kids with autism learn to live a productive life.

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