Therapy Services

Physical Therapy

Physical therapists at the Oakwood Specialty Clinic provide support and services for individuals with IDD aimed at developing, restoring and improving mobility to improve quality of life. Physical therapy promotes activity and participation in everyday routines, which helps to increase functional independence, enhance learning opportunities, improve strength and endurance and facilitate motor development and mobility. In addition to direct intervention and consultation, physical therapists promote health and fitness for individuals with all levels of ability and provide information to and collaborate with families and other medical specialists.

Health conditions commonly treated by physical therapists in the Oakwood Specialty Clinic include:

  • Developmental delay
  • Cerebral palsy
  • Down syndrome and other genetic disorders
  • Neuromuscular disorders
  • Orthopedic conditions or injuries
  • Pulmonary disorders
  • Autism spectrum disorders

Occupational Therapy

Occupational Therapy at the Oakwood Specialty Clinic specializes in adapting and customizing services for individuals with IDD helping them participate in meaningful activities. A holistic approach includes assessing and addressing, physical, cognitive, sensory and environmental aspects of the individual and their care.

Occupational Therapy services consists of an individualized evaluation and treatment for needs related to:

  • Activities of daily living - eating, dressing, grooming, oral hygiene, bathing, toileting, functional movement
  • Instrumental activities of daily living - housekeeping, meal preparation, shopping, basic communication skills, community transportation, medication and money management
  • Safety and environmental modifications
  • Adaptive equipment
  • Physical disabilities
  • Upper extremity dysfunction
  • Splint use and care
  • Sensory processing disorders
  • Cognitive impairments

Speech and Language Therapy

Optimal communication, socialization and swallowing skills are crucial to participating in all facets of life. The compassionate speech and language therapists at Oakwood Specialty Clinic work with clients to achieve positive outcomes promoting independence and safety with the individuals they serve.

Speech and language therapy includes services for:

  • Receptive and expressive language delays and disorders
  • Cognitive and communicative disorders
  • Dysphagia or swallowing difficulties
  • Oral motor complications
  • Feeding issues
  • Augmentative alternative communication and functional communication