Do you wonder whether your child could benefit from pediatric programs, including speech-language, feeding-swallowing, sensory integration, occupational therapy, or reading and learning interventions? Are you uncertain about the services they might need and would like some professional input into their growth and development?
Therapeutic Potentials, Inc. is greater Sarasota’s go-to resource for comprehensive and customized pediatric programs. With locations in Sarasota, Bradenton, and Lakewood Ranch, FL, TPI connects children and their caregivers to quality services that help children develop their abilities, explore unique opportunities for improvement, and gain the skills, tools, and confidence needed to thrive in all areas of life.
Our therapists’ specialized training and advanced qualifications cover a wide range of interventions for infants, toddlers, adolescents, and teens.
Our pediatric programs include speech therapy is for children with differences or challenges in the way they speak, think, and/or feed and swallow. These differences and challenges are often related to conditions present at birth, but can also be acquired later in a child’s life due to injury or illness.
Clinicians who provide pediatric speech therapy are called speech language pathologists (SLPs), or speech therapists. TPI features SLPs who are recognized by the American Speech and Hearing Association for Clinical Competence and are Apraxia PROMPT trained.
Some of our pediatric speech therapy services include:
- Augmentative Assessments and Interventions, including Picture Exchange Communication System, Proloquo2Go, TobiDynavox
- Interventions for children with Autism Spectrum Disorders
- Interventions for children with Dyslexia, including Orton Gillingham, multi-sensory OG based programs, Lindamood Phoneme Sequencing Program LiPS, and Reading Naturally
- Fast ForWord
- Myofunctional Therapy
- Oral Placement Therapy
- Food Chaining, SOS approach
- Social Thinking
- TOTs Tethered Oral Tissues
- Whole Body Listening
Pediatric occupational therapy is a comprehensive branch of health care that helps children address the physical, emotional, social, cognitive, and/or perceptual challenges affecting their function within home, community, and academic environments. Our pediatric occupational therapists (OTs) use a holistic, person-centered approach to help each child gain independence through their primary “occupation,” which is to play and learn!
Based on best-practice theory and guidelines from the American Occupational Therapy Association, our Bradenton, Sarasota, and Lakewood Ranch pediatric occupational therapy program features interventions such as:
- Brain Gym
- Handwriting Without Tears
- Kinesio Taping
- The Alert Program- How Does Your Engine Run?
- Therapeutic Electrical Stimulation and Ultrasound
- Social Thinking
- Swallowing and feeding disorders- Food Chaining, SOS approach, Whole Body Listening
- Zones of Regulation
Our TPI therapists, including SLPs, implement personalized reading interventions for children with a range of learning differences. It’s our mission to help all kids experience just how fun, engaging, and rewarding reading can be—and help them open the door to a lifetime of learning!
Reading interventions are ideal for children with challenges or experiences such as:
- Reading Delays
- Reading Comprehension Difficulties
- Reading Fluency
- Early Literacy Skill Development
- Auditory Processing Disorders
- Language Processing Delays
- Word Finding
- Organization and Problem Solving
- Written Language
- Figurative Language Concepts
Our reading intervention specialists are happy to consult with other members of your child’s educational team and can offer professional input for the development and progression of formalized support services, including Individualized Education Programs (IEPs).
Sometimes, children who are “picky eaters” actually have specific underlying challenges affecting one or more phases of eating. Feeding therapy from our licensed SLPs can help you understand which factors are affecting your child’s feeding and swallowing, and how these factors can be addressed in order to improve your child’s health, development, safety, and independence.
Children enrolled in our feeding therapy programs come to us with a wide range of conditions, including prematurity, Down syndrome and other congenital disorders, nervous system disorders, facial muscle weakness, sensory issues, and autism spectrum disorders.
Our pediatric programs include OTs and SLPs are proud to offer school-based services for individuals and groups within academic and daycare settings throughout Manatee and Sarasota counties.
School-based services offer many unique benefits, from improving care access to enhancing the collaborative support of your child’s entire educational and health care team.
At TPI, our pediatric programs follow a multi-sensory clinical pathway that is unique to your child’s needs. This approach allows your child to learn and develop using the sensations and feedback from their whole body—sight, sound, and touch. We strive to help each child achieve their optimal potential!