Diverse Therapist Expertise
Milestones Therapy has therapists with experience and expertise in the area of infant development and treating feeding challenges starting from birth. We support your breast or bottle feeding goals through individualized care and collaborating closely with a lactation consultant when needed to meet breastfeeding goals. Milestones Therapy accesses Milkyways IBCLC services for lactation support needs. The Milkyways' lactation consultant is certified in Oral Habilitation of the Breastfeeding Dyad.
You may want to contact us if your infant is demonstrating difficulty latching, excessive spit up, collic, gas, reflux, coughing or "choking" during breast or bottle feeding, constipation, weight loss or slow gain, or leaking of milk during feeds.
We also have experience in overall physical development in regards to meeting developmental milestones. We can help support development through therapy and/or providing home programming.
Speech & Language
In speech therapy, we are typically working on how speech sounds.
In language therapy, we are working on verbal communication and/or by use of a communication device. We also work on answering questions, grammar, conversation, and even social aspects of language such as gestures, eye contact, and more.
Voice & Cognition
Milestones Therapy has therapists experienced in treating patients of all ages who have voice and cognitive disorders. Sometimes voice disorders result from vocal abuse and other times, they result from vocal cord pathologies such as nodules or cancer or a neurological insult such as a stroke or traumatic brain injury. Cognitive deficits such as aphasia, aquired apraxia of speech, memory difficulties, and executive functioning challenges also result from brain injuries. Milestones Therapy can help with cognitive rehabilitation and treatment of voice disorders.
In occupational therapy, we are focusing on developing skills necessary for activities of daily living such as:
Social emotional regulation/mental health
Fine motor: writing, cutting, buttoning, etc.
Activities of daily living (ADLs) -dressing, sleep hygiene, self-feeding, brushing teeth, washing face, toileting, etc.
Instrumental Activities of Daily Living (IADLs) -money management, meal preparation, task completion, play, etc.
Feeding: sensory/food aversions, utensil use, oral motor skills
Sensory motor, Sensory Integration,
Occupational therapists work with people of all ages to improve the patient's ability to participate in the life activities they want and/or need to do through the therapeutic use of daily activities.
Occupational therapists enable people of all ages to live life to its fullest by helping promote health and overall function.
Occupational therapists have a holistic or whole-body perspective and focus on adapting the environment and/or task to fit the person, and the patient/family is an important part of the therapy team.
Myofunctional Therapy & Swallowing
Milestones Therapy works with patients who have swallowing disorders in all stages of life whether it be early in infant or child development or later when resulting from acquired medical diagnoses.
Milestones Therapy has Speech-Language Therapists who have completed training to treat patients demonstrating Orofacial Myofunctional Disorders (OMDs) by correcting dysfunctional use of the muscles of the face, tongue, mouth, and lips. These include sleep disorders/sleep apnea, mouth breathing versus nasal breathing, bruxism/teeth clenching, tongue thrust swallow, dental malocclusions, chewing difficulties, noxious habits (e.g., thumb sucking or pacifier use over the age of 12 months, lip licking, nail biting), snoring, high and/or narrow palate, TMJ issues, and more. For a full list visit https://aomtinfo.org/orofacial-myofunctional-disorders/
for Social-Emotional Skills
The Kids Therapy Center provides creative mental health therapies for all ages. They have therapists scheduled at the Milestones Therapy Clinic 3 days per week.
Often counseling paired with Occupational Therapy can greatly enhance social emotional goal outcomes due to the each of the therapies uniquely addressing different aspects of skills and development.
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