A family-centered therapy approach
At UCHealth Children’s Therapy Services, we provide family-centered therapy programs to meet your family and your child’s needs. Each child’s success depends on caregiver involvement. Therapy does not stop when your child leaves the clinic but continues at home.
Conditions we treat
We provide care for many conditions, including but not limited to:
- Articulation/phonological disorders
- Apraxia of speech/motor speech disorders
- Auditory processing disorders
- Autism spectrum disorders
- Balance and coordination impairments
- Cerebral palsy
- Cleft palate/cleft lip
- Concussion/brain injury
- Developmental delay
- Down syndrome
- Executive function disorders
- Failure to thrive
- Feeding and swallowing disorders
- Fine and gross motor difficulties
- Gait disorders
- Genetic disorders
- Hearing impairment
- Infant development
- Language disorders
- Limb differences
- Modified Barium Swallow Study
- Neurological disorders
- Nonverbal communication/AAC
- Ocular motor deficits
- Orthopedic disorders
- Pain management
- Psychosocial skills
- Torticollis and plagiocephaly
- Vestibular disorders
Specialty programs and services
Services provided by Poudre Valley Hospital.
Our therapists are licensed and certified, and many have special training for specific areas. They use play-based therapy to evaluate and treat your child.
Your child’s therapy team may include:
The music therapist leads groups, using musical activities to focus on arm and leg strength, coordination and balance and/or to work with hands, learn body awareness, practice speech and social skills.
Occupational therapists and COTAs
Our OTs provide services related to fine motor impairment, emotional and behavioral concerns, hypersensitivities, self-care activities, feeding, executive functioning skills, and mental health.
Our PTs help children who have problems moving and performing other physical activities. They treat injuries, pre-existing conditions and problems caused by illnesses or diseases. Additionally, our PTs recommend medical equipment as well as provide treatment for neurological and orthopedic disorders.
Our RDN provides individual counseling for infants, toddlers, and children relating to nutritional needs such as, but not limited to, failure to thrive, feeding problems, picky eaters, food allergies and nutritional needs/deficits related to medical disabilities.
Our SLPs provide services related to speech (articulation, phonology and apraxia of speech) and language disorders. Our SLPs also work to improve feeding disorders, social communication, and non-verbal communication.
Resources for parents
Communicating with baby toolkit
The American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) makes available on a companion website, IdentifytheSigns.org, a “communicating with baby toolkit” that “details communication skills that parents should expect to see in their child by age and tips for how to support children’s development through daily reading.”
The downloadable PDFs are available in English and Spanish.