Jump Start Therapy, Elsa
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occupational therapist, Elsa
pediatric speech and language therapy, Elsa
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We offer:

• Occupational Therapy

• Speech Therapy

• Physical Therapy

• We are a Medicaid Provider

Pediatric Occupational Therapist

Jump Start offers pediatric occupational therapy. Our therapist works to prevent, develop, improve, sustain, or restore the child's abilities and functions.

Occupational Therapy

Working from a developmental model, the therapist is trained in the art and science of directing a child's response to selected activity and/or play. These interactions promote the development of individual skills and abilities which have not been learned or developed previously, (habilitation), or to facilitate the redevelopment or relearning of lost skills or behaviors, (rehabilitation).

Fine-motor Skills, Handwriting, Activities of Daily Living

The pediatric occupational therapist specializes in the assessment and treatment of grasp patterns, hand strengths and dexterity, ability to use tools such as pencils and scissors, handwriting, and computer/keyboarding. These same hand skills are necessary for the independent performance of daily life tasks such as feeding, toileting, and dressing. The pediatric occupational therapist facilitates the child's development in the key areas of sensory-motor and visual perception to enhance fine motor abilities.

Sensory Integration & Neurodevelopmental Treatment

Sensory integration is the organization of sensation for use. The pediatric occupational therapist facilitates the child's ability to organize and process sensory input during meaningful activities. Therapy allowing for an adaptive response to the environment.

Oral-Motor Feeding and Swallowing

The therapist can facilitate the development of oral-motor skills. Following evaluation, which includes the oral structures, sensory processing, and motor function, a treatment plan can be developed. The child will be led through the developmental process of sensory awareness and/or tolerance, followed by biting, chewing, and swallowing. The final goal of treatment is oral nutrition to the highest level the child is capable of achieving.

Contact our office at: 956-262-1037 to schedule your child's occupational therapy appointment.

Jump Start Therapy Clinics are located in Elsa and Donna, Texas. We serve in and around:

Brownsville, Weslaco, McAllen, Harlingen, Reynosa, Edinburg, San Benito, Los Fresnos, Mercedes, Mission, La Joya and Alton.