Archild Pediatric Therapy In Little Rock

We are invested in improving the communication, coordination skills, and well-being of our students in the Central Arkansas area through a range of pediatric therapy solutions from physical and occupational to speech therapy.

Pediatric Physical, Speech & Occupational Therapy In Central AR

Archild offers speech, occupational and physical therapy services for our center-based children, as well as on an outpatient basis. Our trained and licensed therapists treat children birth through 18-years of age. Therapy services include assessment and treatment, as well as parent education and training.

At Archild, our therapists work closely with classroom teachers and utilize a multi-disciplinary team approach to create individualized treatment plans that maximize each child’s potential.

A child’s team may involve the following professionals: speech therapist, occupational therapist, physical therapist, developmental therapist, classroom teacher or educational support team and nursing staff. Our facility includes a therapy gym and individual offices offering a variety of fun and engaging equipment and activities.

Pediatric Speech Therapy

Being able to communicate is vital to meeting the everyday needs of a child and affects their ability to learn and play. Speech therapy is a treatment that can help improve communication skills by providing specialized intervention and support for children who have difficulties with communication, as well as problems with eating, drinking and swallowing. At Archild, our trained therapists provide child-centered speech therapy to promote skill development in a fun, positive environment.

Archild speech therapists’ areas of expertise include:

  • Articulation
  • Fluency
  • Phonology
  • Receptive and expressive language skills
  • Feeding and swallowing disorders
  • Apraxia
  • Oral motor development
  • Social-pragmatic language disorders
  • Autism Spectrum Disorder
  • Learning disabilities
We offer speech therapy treatment that utilizes the following evidenced-based programs:

  • Beckman Oral Motor
  • Picture Exchange System (PECS)
  • Augmentative and alternative communication devices
kid doing occupational therapy

Pediatric Occupational Therapy

The goal of pediatric occupational therapy is to improve a child’s independence in their daily life activities, including play, learning, community interaction and self-care. Archild’s occupational therapists help children in gaining the developmental skills necessary for success in the classroom, home and community by addressing developmental skills including:

    • Fine motor and handwriting skills
    • Strength, coordination and motor planning
    • Sensory processing and attention
    • Self-care skills (feeding, dressing, etc.)
  • Grasping, eye-hand coordination and dexterity skills
  • Social-emotional regulation
  • Visual motor and visual perceptual skills
We offer occupational therapy treatment that utilizes the following evidenced-based programs and treatment techniques:
    • Handwriting Without Tears
    • SOS Approach to Feeding
    • Therapressure Technique
    • Brain Gym
    • TEACCH (Treatment and Education of Autistic and Related Communications Handicapped Children)
    • Brain Gym
    • Orthotics
    • Visual aids
    • Individualized sensory diets
    • Adaptive equipment use

Pediatric Physical Therapy

Pediatric physical therapy specializes in the evaluation and treatment of gross motor delays related to a variety of conditions, such as genetic, neurological and orthopedic disorders. These delays affect the child’s ability to perform movements like rolling, crawling, walking, running and jumping. Treatment areas include the following:

    • Balance, coordination and gait deviations
    • Motor planning
    • Strength and postural control
    • Endurance
    • Range of motion
    • Orthotics
Pediatric physical therapy