Developmental interventions, or “health services,” are provided to families who have a child or children that have a developmental delay. Medical treatment is recommended according to individual need and should not differ from common approaches to providing medical care. To get special therapy related services, the state will use an Individualized Education Program (IEP). These services will mainly occur in school but can also take place in the home or community.
There are generally three types of therapies provided to children who qualify through the school system: occupational therapy, physical therapy and speech therapy.
- Occupational therapy deals with strengthening fine-motor skills like writing, cutting, shoe-tying and using utensils.
- Physical therapy focuses on gross motor skills like walking, kicking, jumping and climbing stairs.
- Speech therapy focuses on receptive language, or the ability to understand words spoken to you, and expressive language, or the ability to use words to express yourself.
Dr. Judith Aronson-Ramos is a Board Certified Developmental & Behavioral Pediatrician. Her medical practice is devoted exclusively to the evaluation and treatment of pediatric patients (birth – 18 years) with challenges in learning, behavior, development and social-emotional functioning. She is located in Coconut Creek, Florida. Click here to visit her website
Alpert Jewish Family Services offers psychological testing, counseling and psychiatric services in North Palm Beach County.
Behavioral Intervention for Autism offers ABA, speech and occupational therapy in Palm Beach and Broward Counties.
Beyond Book Smart offers executive function and ADHD coaching for students K through college.
Joe DiMaggio Children’s HospitalDivision of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics located in Hollywood, Florida provides comprehensive services for children experiencing developmental or behavior problems.
Dr. Roberto F Tuchman, Chief, Department of Neurology, Director of Autism Program and Neurodevelopment Program at Nicklaus Children's Dan Marino Outpatient Center in Weston, FL. Click here to visit his website.
Ruth & Norman Rales Jewish Family Services provides psychological testing, counseling and psychiatric services in South Palm Beach County.
Spectrum Behavioral Services, Inc. provides ABA, speech, occupational and physical therapy in Palm Beach, Broward and Dade Counties.