At PPTC we like to recognize our families by hosting at least one client appreciation event a year. Events have included picnics and rides at City Park, private pool parties, Halloween parties, and a carnival. And of course, adding your children’s handprints to our tree murals provides a lasting memory for the children and staff.
Specific disorders and delays treated at Pueblo Pediatric Therapy Center include, but are not limited to: autism, cerebral palsy, genetic disorders, sensory processing deficits, motor deficits, prematurity and other newborn developmental issues, prenatal drug exposure, behavioral disorders related to sensory and motor deficits, handwriting deficits, self-care difficulties, feeding/eating difficulties and leisure and social deficits.
Parent participation is highly encouraged and we provide parent education as a part of our therapy. Our facility allows parents and sometimes siblings to participate in therapy and to interact with other families. Parents are provided with yearly comprehensive evaluations which help us plan future therapy and allow parents to track their child’s progress.
We are proud of our facilities and maintain them in such a way that you can feel good about bringing your child to us. We are located on a city bus route and are able to provide ample free parking, including handicapped parking, to make visiting us convenient.
Our 4,000 square foot facility includes:
- ADL Room
- Art Room
- Conference Room
- Handwriting Room
- Quiet Sensory Room
- Social/Game Room
- Staff Office
- Training Kitchen
- Two Gyms
- Waiting Room
Pueblo Pediatric Therapy Center partners with the Pueblo Rangers Soccer Club. Our three TOPSOCCER teams play each spring and fall.
SOS Feeding Approach
Pueblo Pediatric Therapy Center is fortunate to have occupational therapist and occupational therapy assistants, who are trained in SOS (Sequential Oral Sensory) Approach to Feeding. This is a technique used for our clients who have difficulty tolerating a variety of foods, usually eating 5 foods or less. We provide individual sessions as well as feeding group therapy sessions. The family receives education in how to adapt their family meals and incorporate different sensory techniques to increase their child’s tolerance to a variety of food to encourage a healthy and diverse diet. We also have therapist who are specialized in infant feeding intervention, transitioning children from g-tubes to oral eating, and addressing oral motor issues whether it’s sensory and/or motor based.
At Pueblo Pediatric Therapy Center, we offer an extensive evaluation process that comprises three different hour-long sessions. The initial evaluation consists of a play-based assessment and clinical observations while parents are interviewed regarding the child’s history and concerns. The second part of the evaluation process is a standardized assessment with the child and parents complete various standardized checklists. The evaluation process ends with a parent conference where the assessment results are discussed, and goals are established. After the third session, occupational therapy visits are set up. We believe this process insures that our clients receive the best care possible.
Comprehensive Behavioral Intervention for Tics or CBIT is an intervention designed to help children (and adults) diagnosed with a tic disorder or Tourette Syndrome manage their tics. CBIT is a behavioral approach that includes psychoeducation about tic disorders, habit reversal training, relaxation training and function-based treatments. Designed to be approximately 11 therapy sessions, children and adults have shown to benefit from CBIT in recent research studies and is now one of the first interventions recommended by the American Academy of Neurology. CBIT has been shown to be more effective than just receiving psychoeducation and supportive therapy. The recommended age for children to being CBIT treatment is 9 years old. Another important aspect prior to being CBIT treatment includes ensuring the child is motivated to manage his or her tics.
Pueblo Pediatric Therapy Center now has a therapist who is certified in CBIT therapy! If you feel your child may benefit from this treatment, please feel free to call our clinic for more information or discuss this option with your child’s pediatrician!