Speech Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Infant and Pediatric Feeding Therapy, and Reading and Writing Intervention.
Dream Big Pediatric Therapies is located in Franklin, TN and offers a variety of therapies and strategies to children from birth to teenage years.
Our Speech Pathologist works with children to improve expressive language (what they are able to verbally communicate), receptive language (their language comprehension), reading skills, writing skills, social communication, oral motor impairments or delays, sensory issues affecting eating, articulation, auditory processing, language processing, Apraxia of Speech, stuttering, and cognitive language impairments.
We work with verbal and non-verbal children to improve communication skills that are important to interacting with the world and being successful in their endeavors. We offer various communication modalities, including AAC devices, PECS boards, and low-tech communication devices. Our clinicians have experience working with children on the autism spectrum continuum, children needing sensory support, and children with behavioral needs and goals. Our goal is to be a part of your child’s journey, helping them and your family reach your goals and to improve lives!
Our Occupational Therapy department works with you and your little on a variety of skills including but not limited to: sensory processing and integration, fine motor skills, gross motor skills, improving visual motor skills, improving core strength, handwriting skills, emotional regulation, social skills, feeding skills, potty training, improving sensory seeking behaviors, improving coordination for clumsiness , and improving cognition. They also work with infants who are experiencing limited range of motion and difficulty reaching milestones such as crawling, rolling, head turning, and eye tracking.
The Sequential Oral Sensory Approach to Feeding also know as the SOS Feeding Approach helps children begin to eat a variety of foods, textures, and enjoy meal time. This multi-sensory feeding approach helps children who are struggling to eat a variety of foods, textures, and are considered "picky eaters" or "problem feeders." Working with infants who have difficulty with bottles or breast feeding, working with babies for introduction to first foods, toddlers for textures, sensory aversions, or difficulty chewing and swallowing, and older children who eat a limited variety of foods with food aversions. We help take the struggle out of eating for infants, babies, toddlers, children, and teenagers and make meal times a fun family event.
Reading is a complex cognitive form of language processing that decodes symbols to derive meaning. Our team teaches the skills and strategies for reading success to improve comprehension skills and build a strong foundation. Our older readers benefit from many strategies that increase comprehension skills, visualize incoming information, learn to paraphrase, learn to comprehend main ideas, and retell complex stories with ease.
Our writing intervention helps children with organization and structure. We teach strategies and skills for children to create ideas and topics, organize different essays or narratives, learn narrative writing structures, and teach executive functioning skills to have children reach the most success.
INFANT FEEDING THERAPY: Including Tongue Ties, Lip Ties, and Cheek Ties
We work with children and babies with tongue, lip, and cheek ties pre and post surgery. Therapy helps to improve breast or bottle feeding, articulation, oral motor skills, and feeding success! We work with local experts to provide a team approach for your little one. Therapy is important for both newborns AND older children as it can impact their dentition, cavities, articulation, and chewing abilities.
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- Improperly used or disclosed their PHI
- Concerns about their HIPAA Privacy policies
- Concerns about the provider’s compliance of its privacy policies.
The patient may file the complaint with either of the following:
- The provider’s Chief Privacy Officer
- The US Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Civil Rights, www.hhs.gov/ocr/hipaa
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