Speech/language pathologists work with children that have communication disorders and delays. Besides providing individual assessments, therapy services and parent training, the speech pathologists also address feeding, swallowing, oral motor development and alternative forms of communication.
Physical therapy (PT) is the practice of understanding, evaluating and working with infants and children to encourage normal motor development. PT emphasizes activities that encourage balance, skills working with both sides of the body, ball skills and strengthening—all through play.
Occupational therapists (OT) use play to encourage development of skills in the areas of eye-hand coordination, object control, self-help and sensorimotor processing. This allows children to interact (to the best of their ability) within their various environments. Development of skills may also be acquired through the use of compensations and/or adaptive equipment.
Early Childhood Special Education Teachers work to Implement each child's individual goals so he/she can reach his maximum potential.