PEDIATRIC SERVICES & PROGRAMS

If you are seeking best practice, high quality diagnostic, therapeutic, or educational services for your child in the Maryland, District of Columbia or Northern Virginia area, then you have come to the right place! We have years of experience providing services to children ages 0-21 with a wide variety of developmental delays and disabilities. Our highly qualified staff utilized evidence-based practice to provide effective therapeutic interventions with a host of delays and disorders (e.g., Autism, Down Syndrome, Cerebral Palsy, Global Developmental Delay, Neurological Conditions).. We also provide comprehensive developmental assessments for preschool or daycare centers and early childhood programs.

Our Services

  • Speech Language Therapy
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Physical Therapy
  • Telehealth (speech and occupational therapy via internet)
  • Developmental Assessments
  • Educational Services
  • Special Programs
  • Speech-language therapy evaluations
  • Occupational therapy evaluations
  • Individual 30 minute Speech-Language therapy session
  • Individual 30 minute to an hour Occupational therapy session
  • Individual 30 minute to an hour Physical therapy session
  • Group therapy sessions

Speech-Language Pathology

Our Speech-Language Pathologists provide services that help to improve skills in such areas as: feeding/swallowing, articulation, fluency, voice, auditory and reading comprehension, expressive (oral & written) language, phonemic awareness (decoding and encoding sounds for reading fluency), and pragmatics (social language skills).  Our Social Skills Groups are designed to improve pragmatic and overall communication skills.

 

Occupational Therapy

Children’s Evaluation & Therapy Center’s highly trained Occupational Therapists assist children with improving fine motor, visual perception, and cognition through purposeful everyday activities. Specific areas addressed include: hand skills, sensory integration functioning, eating (feeding/swallowing), self-care, social skills, and play/leisure skills, as well as improving organizational skills.

Physical Therapy

Our skilled Physical Therapists assist our pediatric clients in improving mobility or movement throughout the client’s natural or school environment.

Telehealth (speech and occupational therapy via internet)

Telespeech (speech therapy via the internet) is available!  Telespeech creates highly flexible scheduling options and allows your child to receive therapy in the comfort or convenience of home, daycare, or school! For nearly two (2) years, Children’s Evaluation & Therapy Center has utilized Telespeech to provide speech-language therapy services to it’s distant clients. We are a proven Telehealth (Telespeech) Provider that has successfully delivered weekly pediatric speech language pathology services as far away as Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Video Available HERE

Developmental Assessments

We also provide comprehensive developmental assessments for young children. Through Children’s Evaluation & Therapy CenterMultidisciplinary Team Process, we can also conduct assistive technology and augmentative/alternative communication assessments and therapy.

Educational Services

Each Educational Diagnostician conducts comprehensive educational testing and provides supplementary academic support. When appropriate, instruction is provided in accordance with a student’s Individualized Education Program (IEP) to enhance academic performance and progress in core content areas. We also provide Special Education Consultation & School Collaboration services to assist parents with:

  • Working collaboratively with their child’s public, private, or charter school to resolve differences and mutually decide how best to meet their child’s educational needs
  • Determining a child’s need for educational assessments and special education services
  • Obtaining independent evaluations
  • Interpreting educational and other assessments
  • Participating in the IEP process

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Special Programs

We offer a wide range of year-round (including summer) fun, creative enrichment programs for preschool and school age children. Our programs are designed to improve your child’s communication, social, sensory integration, fine/gross motor skills and cognitive development. These programs are designed and implemented by our skilled staff and administered in unusually small group settings. These programs include:

YOGA for Children with Disabilities 

Sensory Gym! (Sensory Integration and Visual Perception) 

Year-Round Enrichment Programs (Summer Enrichment Programs)

  • Feeding Friends (Feeding/Swallowing)

Our Feeding Friends program is designed for children aged 4-6. Children will participate in thematic, small group therapy sessions designed to stimulate oral motor and sensory development through food and sensory play.

  • Toddler’s Talk (Social-Communication Skills)

Our Toddlers’ Talk (ToTs) program is designed for children aged 2-3. Toddlers will participate in thematic, small group therapy sessions designed to stimulate speech and language development while enriching their social skills development (e.g., eye contact, turn taking, sharing, identifying feelings of self and others, and establishing friendships).

  • Pencil Pals (Fine Motor/Visual-Perceptual Skills Development)

Our Pencil Pals program is designed for children ages 4-5 years old. Children will participate in small, group sessions designed to develop the skills a child needs for handwriting. Participation in the group will help build foundational skills for handwriting through a multisensory approach, games, songs, and crafts.

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