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Services

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Learn more about the services we provide below.

Speech Therapy

Speech therapy helps a child’s communication skills by addressing speech, language, and confidence issues through individualized exercises, promoting effective verbal expression, comprehension, and successful social interaction.

Occupational Therapy

Occupational therapy gives your child a personalized approach to help them develop, regain, or adapt skills needed for daily activities.

Feeding & Lactation Consulting

Feeding difficulties range from infant lactation dysfunction to sensory aversions and medical conditions affecting nutrient intake in older children.

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Speech-Language Therapy

A Speech-Language Pathologist will complete a detailed evaluation for receptive and expressive language, social pragmatic language, speech sound production, voice, fluency, feeding, and/or swallowing depending on your specific needs. An individualized plan of care with goals for treatment is developed specifically for your child’s needs. Some of our services include…

Motor Speech Therapy

IEP/Educational Support

Language Therapy

Reading Evaluations

Feeding Therapy

Voice Therapy

Articulation Therapy

Swallowing Therapy

Behavioral Therapy

Occupational Therapy

Our pediatric occupational therapists can help your child reach goals and developmental milestones to improve their quality and function for daily  living. It focuses on how your child coordinates movements, plays, regulates, attends to, and receives sensory information from the world around them. The skilled intervention and caregiver education provided by within our  Occupational Therapy program can Help your child:

Dressing/Bathing/Eating/ Grooming

Delayed developmental milestones

Playing with toys

Self regulation

Handwriting

Executive function

Poor hand-eye coordination

Sensory processing difficulties

Poor attention

Play & social skills

Improve sensory processing abilities

Develop Age appropriate play skills

Improve independence and participation in dressing, bathing, eating, or grooming.

Fine motor and eye hand coordination development

Visual perceptual abilities

Skills needed for their education (pre-writing, writing and scissor skills).

Reach motor development milestones

Improve ability to regulate within and attend to environment

Develop and learn strategies to improve executive functioning skills.

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Feeding Therapy

Feeding challenges can arise due to various factors, such as anatomical issues, sensory sensitivities, or developmental delays. At Dymond we can help children and families with:

Complementary feeding & the transition to solids

Increasing food texture acceptance

Difficulty chewing foods or struggles to control and coordinate moving food around in mouth, preparing to swallow food.

Refuses or rarely tries new foods.

Has difficulty transitioning from gastric tube (G tube) feedings to oral feedings.

Negative mealtime behaviors (crying, arches, pulls away from food, tantrums at mealtimes or “shuts-down” and does not engage in mealtime).

The child has prolonged mealtimes, longer than 30 minutes for infants, and 30 to 40 minutes for toddlers or young children.

Transitioning to cup drinking/liquid intake

Utensil  Use

Our occupational therapists help families create a safe & positive feeding environment, in turn increasing children’s participation in mealtime. We believe in improving physical needs and oral- motor development, introducing multi-sensory exposure of new foods, respecting the child’s eating responses, and diversifying their food choices to encourage a healthy diet.During feeding therapy, our therapists will work with your child to provide them with positive experiences and the skills they need to make meal time more enjoyable and nutritious.

Lactation Therapy

Our lactation informed Occupational therapist at Dymond provides a support system that offers reassurance, education, and practical techniques, reducing stress and enhancing confidence in feeding & lactation practices. Our Certified Lactation Consultants have experience helping infants & families with:

Typical breastfeeding imitation & progression

Common breastfeeding problems, such as pain when nursing, oversupply, & lack of supply

Common infant difficulties, such as latching & weight gain

Support for complex medical needs

Support for complex medical needs

Difficulties starting or progressing with weaning

Infant is irritable or lethargic with feedings.

Baby not ending feedings with feelings of satiation.

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Frequently Asked
Questions

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How do I know if my child may benefit from feeding therapy?

Common concerns include:

Refusing food or liquid

Failure to accept different food textures

Coughing or gagging during meals

Difficulty chewing

Excessive drooling while feeding

Gurgling, hoarse, or breathy voice during feeding

Frequent spitting or vomiting

Recurring pneumonia or respiratory infections

Less than normal weight gain or growth

Sensory processing difficulties

Delayed developmental milestones

What is the role of an occupational therapist in lactation?

Through evidence-based practice, OTs are able to provide a holistic approach to breastfeeding through a unique perspective as developmental specialist with significant training in anatomy, physiology, and sensory processing. Through this whole-body approach, OTs can educate and empower parents while supporting infants with & without developmental disorders in the natural progression of feeding by addressing internal and external factors, such as positioning, state regulation, oral motor skills, and more.

What is the role of a speech therapist in lactation?

Speech-language pathologists are trained in the mechanisms of the swallow, oral motor development, and the management of dysphagia. SLP’s play a critical role in the management of feeding for those with complex medical needs while assisting parents in chairing their goals. SLP’s provide support to parents and infants by addressing pre-feeding skills, the physiology of the swallow, and how these factors may impact their ability to safely and adequately consume an age-appropriate diet.