Pediatric Checklists & Warning Signs
“I am so thankful for the staff at MMPT. I feel they have saved my child from years of struggles within the school system, not to mention how they have contributed to building his self-esteem. He now feels like he can accomplish whatever he chooses.” – Heather Brumley
Does your child struggle with inactivity, lack of focus, and/or impulsive urges more severe than most children of the same age group? Disruptive or uncooperative behavior could be caused by ADHD and there are proven treatments to help your child cope and be more successful in school. If your child displays 3 or more of the behaviors listed on our Warning Signs for ADD/ADHD, please contact your child’s doctor for possible referral to MMPT.
Does your infant, toddler, or young child display minimal interaction with you and others, make minimal eye contact, or seem emotionally distressed during daily routines? Is he or she not meeting developmental milestones? These could be Warning Signs of Autism. All children are unique and develop differently, so please consult his or her doctor for possible referral to MMPT.
Is your child having trouble or lagging behind in reading and spelling? 1 out of 5 children suffer from Dyslexia, but it can be accurately diagnosed and treated with life changing results. If your child exhibits 3 or more Signs and Symptoms of Dyslexia, call your child’s doctor for possible referral to MMPT.
Early Childhood Milestones (Ages 2-5)
Developmental milestones are a set of functional skills or age-specific tasks that most children can do at a certain age range. Your pediatrician uses milestones to help check how your child is developing. If your child has difficulty in any of the milestones specific for his or her age, ask your pediatrician if therapy might be indicated. Our physical therapists, occupational therapists, and speech therapists are dedicated to helping your little one catch up developmentally.
Sensory Integration Dysfunction
Does your child have trouble functioning at school, in public, or even at home? Is learning and making friends harder than it should be? Your child’s brain may have a difficult time processing sensory information correctly. If a child frequently displays many of the symptoms on our Sensory Integration Dysfunction Checklist, please call your child’s doctor for possible referral to MMPT.
Does My Toddler Need Speech Therapy?
Do you think your 2-3 year old might be lagging behind in verbal skills? Here is a list of symptoms that could indicate that your child might benefit from Speech Therapy.
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