To learn more about how we can help, call us today at (908) 543-4390 and schedule a free consult with one of our therapists.
At Kid PT, our pediatric physical therapists and pediatric occupational therapists support autistic children and teens throughout their lives.
Our approach is to respect neurodiversity while supporting the needs of autistic children and teens from a sensory and motor perspective.
Our pediatric physical therapists work with autistic children and teens first seeking CONNECTIONS, building relationships with children, and then building from there.
At Kid PT, we support autistic children and teens with many areas of development, including sensory regulation, fine motor skills, gross motor skills, coordination and play.
We have learned from autistic adults, in addition to research and clinical experience, that autistic people often have a hard time taking their intentions and connecting it to their actions.
That can make starting, stopping, or even pointing to the right picture difficult. This can lead to a lot of assumptions that the child is not listening to a direction intentionally or is making a choice and then getting upset. As supporting adults we need to look beyond the superficial layers and dig deeper when we see a child struggle.
As seen in the house below, which is from Dr. Joni’s Amazon Best Selling Book, the sensory and motor systems provide the foundation for children to develop in all other areas from communication to social interaction to academics.
Some signs that your child could benefit from working with our therapists:
- Your child gets upset often
- Your child has low tone and tires easily
- Your child doesn’t stop moving
- Your child is always crashing into things
- Your child is always slouching at the table
- Your child struggles to focus at school