Specialized Pediatric
Therapy In Your Home
972-905-3413

Serving the
North Dallas Area

Services

At KidAbility, our therapists strive to create an environment that children and their families will enjoy and feel comfortable with during therapy. We come to your home environment, your child’s daycare/private school, or can even address therapy needs out in the community to help our clients attain their goals. Our occupational and physical therapy staff are continually required to attend courses and research treatment options so they can provide therapy programs that will work in the home, school, or in other settings.

Physical Therapy
Photo According to the American Physical Therapy Association, pediatric physical therapy “promotes independence, increases participation, facilitates motor development and function, improves strength and endurance, enhances learning opportunities, and eases challenges with daily caregiving.” In other words, physical therapists help your child move around with more independence and participate in the things that they love and need to do at school, at home, with friends, and while playing! Our physical therapists help with:

  • Positioning during daily routines and activities
  • Upper and lower extremity strength, tone, coordination
  • Functional independence
  • Overall mobility, agility and balance
  • Bone and joint injuries
  • Muscle disorders
  • Gait Training
  • Working with assistive devices (i.e. crutches, walkers, wheelchairs)

Occupational Therapy
Occupational therapy (OT) helps people with injuries or disabilities increase their independence and participate in daily routines or their daily occupation. A child’s “occupations” include school, play, and taking care of daily living skills such as bathing, dressing, feeding, etc. In therapy, we work on a variety of skills, depending on the area of need. Some of the problems that a pediatric occupational therapist might address include:

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  • Poor fine-motor skills (holding a pencil/marker, cutting, shoe-tying, utensil use)
  • Poor playground skills (fear of climbing, low muscle tone, core weakness)
  • Visual Perceptual problems
  • Poor handwriting skills
  • Problems with eye-hand coordination
  • Picky eating, getting TOO messy or avoiding getting messy (depending on what is more appropriate for your child’s age)
  • Dependence with Daily living Skills (bathing, tooth-brushing, dressing, self-feeding)
  • Overall weakness or poor body awareness