Respite Lil' Friends offers short term respite care to parents and caregivers. This is essentially a break for those who work hard every day to provide support for their special kiddos. We like to engage in therapeutic play, exercise, music, dance, games, crafts, outdoor activities, and occasional field trips. Therapy's (Physical, Occupational, Speech and Warm Water) are typically added to respite to offer multiple facets of play and support. Parents and caregivers deserve this much needed break and Lil' Friends finds pride in filling this need.
The role of a pediatric physical therapist is to address impairments in gross motor movements in the pediatric population such as walking, running, jumping, climbing, playing etc. This also includes addressing balance impairments, decreased strength, reduced range of motion, diminished endurance and coordination deficits. Physical therapists work with families and children to facilitate increased independence and participation with mobility at home, school and the community
Pediatric occupational therapy encourages independence and confidence by strengthening fine and gross motor skills, sensory motor skills and visual motor skills. A child’s role in life is to play and interact with other children. Our pediatric occupational therapists evaluate a child’s current skills related to play, school performance, and daily activities and compare them with what is developmentally appropriate for that age group. OT's help children perform daily activities they may find challenging by addressing sensory, social, behavioral, motor, and environmental issues.
Speech and Language Pathology
Speech-language pathologists (SLPs) work to prevent, assess, diagnose, and treat speech, language, social communication, cognitive-communication, and swallowing disorders in children and adults.