Specialized Pediatric Therapies
DLC Nurse & Learn provides very specialized pediatric therapies. Our team of therapists includes a Physical Therapist, a Physical Therapy Assistant, an Occupational Therapist, and Speech & Language Pathologist. Also on the team is a Special Education teacher and an Infant & Toddler Developmental Specialist. The unique situation at DLC allows our therapists to work alongside teachers in the child's classroom. Teachers are able to duplicate therapy activities throughout the week and children learn therapy skills during functional activities, making therapy more meaningful.
 
Physical Therapy
 
Pediatric PT's are specialized in the treatment and management of infants, children and adolescents with a variety of congenital, developmental, neuromuscular, skeletal, or acquired disorders. Treatments focus on improving gross motor skills, coordination strength, balance and endurance needed to develop floor mobility, sitting, standing and walking. Our PT helps with the equipment needs for the classroom and home, helps with leg braces and wheelchair orders.
 
Occupational Therapy
 
Pediatric OT's are trained to assist children of all ages to perform functional tasks and to improve fine motor skills needed for daily living. OT's develop skills such as dressing, feeding, bathing and toy play. These skills will help students with refinement of sensory discrimination and processing, social interactions, self-care skills and self-concept. Our OT helps with needed hand splints, feeding and writing utensils, needed for school and home and sensory equipment needs.
 
Speech & Language Therapy
 
SLT's provide speech, language and social communication services as well as oral/motor development for feeding and swallowing disorders. Our SLT works in the areas of articulation, communication (through words, pictures, sign language or computers), oral motor and breathing exercising to improve talking and eating/drinking skills. The OT can help create communication systems and order special communication devices on an individual basis.
 
Infant & Toddler Developmental Specialist

ITDS's are special education teachers for children 0-3 years of age. They assist a child's cognitive development or thinking skills through play and learning activities. They assist teachers in the classroom to include children with special needs in daily activities with positioning and ideas to individualize group activities to meet each child's skill level. The ITDS also works with families on ideas for the home to help each student improve skills throughout their day in the areas of reasoning, problem solving, functional play as well as preschool academics.