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Pediatric Care

East Suburban Sports Medicine Center offers a unique pediatric experience for children of all ages. Through specific evaluations, we tailor a blend of Occupational and Speech therapy services to embrace a child's developmental journey. The Occupational Therapist and Speech Therapist collaboratively build a treatment program specific to developmental, sensory and self-care components of a child's care and to help build a child's Independence

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  • Fine Motor Skills Development: In-hand manipulation, translation, and fine motor coordination training for handwriting, grasp and pinch press ability.
  • Gross Motor Skill Development: Developing motor coordination necessary for mobility, balance, and strength.
  • Sensory Processing and Adaptations: Tailored Sensory Diet programs to address Students needs in and out of the classroom.
  • Attention Readiness for School: Assist with setting of attention schedule, adaptive sitting methods, and setup while in class to increase endurance on attention with learning.


  • Articulation or Phonology: Articulation is the way children learn to make sounds. For some children, sound development may be delayed, or they may have difficulty producing specific sounds. These disorders can cause frustration with communication or make children difficult to understand.
  • Language development: Language development is the process of how children learn vocabulary and grammar as they grow. Concerns about language development may arise if a child is not putting words together into sentences, is not using a wide variety of words, or is making frequent errors with grammar.
  • Social-interaction skills: Social skills refer to the rules we learn to interact well with others. Some children may have difficulty learning and applying these rules or using language to interact with others. Speech therapy can work with students to teach and practice with important social skills.
  • Pre-literacy skills: Language and sound skills are interconnected with future reading development. For children who are not reaching their literacy milestones, additional support for language, comprehension, letter to sound, and phonological awareness skills may be needed.
  • American Sign Language development: ESSMC offers services with a bilingual ASL-English speech therapist who can provide services for children who use ASL as their primary language, in the event of language delays, or for children who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing.