Pediatric Therapy for Kids of ALL Ages + Abilities
At our clinic in Brandon, FL we offer pediatric therapy including speech therapy, occupational therapy, and ABA Therapy (applied behavior analysis). Our highly trained therapists provide services for a full range of diagnostic testing and therapy for children with speech-language and occupational disorders, including autism. Your involvement in participating in many of our therapy programs can help children incorporate speech-language and occupational activities into their day-to-day routines through unique and interactive ways. We also work with school districts to provide school-based related services. For more information, visit our school services page.
At HealthPRO Pediatrics’ Brandon clinic, we believe that the best way to provide pediatric therapy is by placing families at the center of the process. We are committed to assisting children and families, and our team works closely with both to help children overcome obstacles and excel in various settings, including home, school, and the community. Our team consists of various experts, such as Board Certified Behavior Analysts (BCBAs), registered behavioral technicians (RBTs), speech-language pathologists (SLPs), and occupational therapists (OTs), who are committed to creating tailored, evidence-based, and family-focused treatment plans to help your child. We provide a range of pediatric therapy services, and our approach ensures that all of your child’s therapy providers collaborate seamlessly.
What is ABA (Applied Behavior Analysis)?
ABA is a therapy based on the science of learning and behavior.
How Does ABA Therapy Work?
ABA helps us understand behavior, learning, and how a child’s environment affects both. It aims to increase helpful behaviors and decrease behaviors that are harmful or that affect learning. Clinical oversight and supervision at our North Tampa clinic is provided by a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA).
What is Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)?
Autism, or autism spectrum disorder (ASD), is a developmental disability caused by differences in the brain. People with ASD often have problems with social communication and interaction, and restricted or repetitive behaviors or interests. People with ASD may also have different ways of learning, moving, or paying attention.
Which Therapy is Right for My Child?
Autism is a complex diagnosis. Our board certified and state-licensed clinicians have extensive training in assessing the individual needs of a child. Our multidisciplinary approach helps identify what’s best for your child and family.
ABA Therapy Can Include:
• 1:1 intensive ABA individualized for all needs + abilities
• Small group instruction with peers
• Pre-K prep steeped in functional communication
• Social + functional living skills: supplementary support with life skills such as self-care, socialization, money management, job prep, household maintenance, and more)
Speech therapy focuses on improving communication skills by developing and enhancing techniques through verbal language, sign language, or language using assistive technology. Through speech therapy, your child can effectively interact with family and friends and address the function of facial muscles and structures necessary for speech, feeding, and swallowing.
At our pediatric clinic in Brandon, our speech therapists work with children of all ages, ranging from infants to teenagers. They can address a broad spectrum of speech and language issues, including but not limited to, articulation disorders, stuttering, voice disorders, receptive and expressive language disorders. Our therapists use a diverse range of techniques and approaches to help children improve their speech and language skills. These approaches may include play-based therapy, language drills, and social communication interventions.
Speech Therapy Can Include:
• Expressive language/Receptive language
• Auditory processing disorders
• Articulation + phonological processes
• Late talkers, preschool language disorders
• Augmentative + alternative communication
• Childhood apraxia of speech + dysarthria
• Selective mutism
• Pragmatic language disabilities + social skills
• Orofacial myofunctional disorders
Occupational therapy is a treatment that assists children in enhancing sensory, cognitive, physical, and motor skills, as well as addresses environmental, social, or psychological factors that may impact a child’s development. The primary focus of occupational therapy is to help children achieve independence in everyday activities, such as eating, playing, dressing, practicing handwriting, or maintaining balance.
Our team of compassionate and highly skilled pediatric occupational therapists work with children by providing a variety of activities to improve their coordination, motor skills, sensory processing, and cognitive abilities. These activities may include engaging in creative activities, playing with toys and games, working on puzzles, or drawing and coloring.
Occupational therapy can include:
• Pre-writing skills
• Cognitive skills
• Sensory integration
• Fine motor skills (grasping a toy or pencil)
• Balance + coordination
• Assessing or adjusting equipment
• Visual motor skills
• Daily routines (bathing, dressing, brushing teeth)
• Feeding techniques
• Oral motor coordination
Get Started with HealthPRO Pediatrics.
Our highly skilled, compassionate clinicians are dedicated to helping your child reach his or her highest level of independence.
To make an appointment or learn more about our services, complete our inquiry form or contact us at (813) 653-1149
Building Community Through Opportunities + Inclusion
We want everything for your child too! We understand that every child has unique needs and it is our mission to provide your child with the opportunity to learn and grow in a supportive environment. Our team of pediatric specialists have a higher calling and are dedicated to helping children become more independent with daily activities and to reach their developmental milestones, setting them up for success. We believe that success for children and families mean success for our communities as well. We are proud to serve your family at our South Tampa Clinic.
Visit our Brandon Clinic
602 Vonderburg Drive Ste 201
Phone: (813) 653-1149
Fax: (813) 654-6644