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.
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.
Kiso Swim School - It is KISO Swim School's mission to provide water safety and swimming education while promoting a healthy lifestyle, via positive constructive coaching, as well as instilling strong core values imperative to growth and development in the sport of swimming and in life. They offer a wide range of swim programs for all ages and abilities.
My Favorite Therapists offers diagnosis, treatment options, and a support staff to meet your child's needs when faced with childhood developmental delays. Specialize in early identificationand treatment of delays and disorders for children ages 1-18.
Neurofeedback & Brain Performance Center uses the latest in applied neuroscience and technology to offer custom, alternative solutions for children and adults of all ages
PediPec - PPEC is a non-residential facility available for up to 12 hours a day for children who require skilled nursing intervention. It offers all therapies, door to door transportation.
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.