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Pediatric therapy at our North Tampa Clinic includes 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. Our collaborative approach to therapeutic and support services uses evidence-based practices to ensure the highest quality outcomes for children. We also work with school districts to provide school-based related services. For more information, visit our school services page.
HealthPRO Pediatrics recognizes that the most effective approach to pediatric therapy involves placing the family at the center of the process. We are committed to supporting both children + families at our North Tampa clinic. Our team works closely with both your child and your family to help your child overcome obstacles and succeed in various settings, such as home, school, and the community. Our team comprises of various specialists, including skilled Board Certified Behavior Analysts (BCBAs), registered behavioral technicians (RBTs), speech-language pathologists (SLPs), and occupational therapists (OTs), who are dedicated to developing individualized, evidence-based, and family-centered treatment plans to support your child. We offer various pediatric therapy services, and our approach ensures seamless coordination of care among all your child’s therapy providers.
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 North Tampa, 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 helps children improve sensory, cognitive, physical or motor skills in addition to addressing social, psychological or environmental factors that may affect a child’s development. Occupational therapy focuses on helping children become independent with daily activities such as playing, eating, dressing, practicing handwriting, or maintaining balance.
Our highly skilled and compassionate pediatric occupational therapists work with children in a variety of activities that are designed to improve their motor skills, coordination, sensory processing, and cognitive abilities. These activities may include playing with toys and games, drawing and coloring, working on puzzles, and engaging in other creative activities.
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) 961-1666
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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 North Tampa Clinic.
Visit our North Tampa Clinic
North Tampa Clinic
1344 West Fletcher Ave Ste 104
Tampa, FL 33612
Phone: (813) 961-1666
Fax: (813) 961-1107