Whether through a birth condition, injury, or illness, the Medical Rehabilitation Program at Easter Seals Oklahoma finds joy in helping individuals with disabilities gain greater independence some thought to be unachievable.
Promoting Independence and Quality of Life
Easter Seals Oklahoma has outstanding licensed Occupational Therapists and Speech Language Pathologists for children with developmental disabilities. It is our goal to empower children with atypical development by helping to build their self-esteem and self-efficacy through therapy services.
Easter Seals Oklahoma utilizes licensed Occupational Therapists who conduct screenings, evaluations, and provide therapy. We offer free screenings for children from our community. Therapy sessions typically take place on Wednesdays at Easter Seals Oklahoma.
Occupational therapy addresses deficiencies in fine motor development and sensory motor development. The goal of the occupational therapist is to help individuals with the use of upper limbs for self-help activities such as feeding, dressing and writing. Other goals may include increased eye-hand coordination, integration of balance with position in space or appropriate response to touch and texture (sensory integration).
Easter Seals Oklahoma utilizes licensed Speech Language Pathologists who conduct screenings, evaluations, and provide therapy. We offer free screenings for public schools, child development centers, child care facilities, and children from our community. Therapy sessions typically take place on Wednesdays at Easter Seals Oklahoma.
Speech/language and hearing therapy typically addresses deficiencies in communication, but can also include oral-motor and feeding therapy to assist with chewing and swallowing. Speech/language pathologists can help children acquire the ability to freely express ideas (expressive language development). A significant outcome is a positive self-image that can help minimize development of behavior-related problems.
Speech pathologists also help people who cannot learn to talk to use augmentative communication devices like computer-based devices that speak for a person or a board with pictures or words that a person can point to.
Contact Mia Dianda, Director of Medical Rehabilitation, at 239-2525 to schedule a screening or therapy session.