Pediatric Therapy Serving Houston and Surrounding Cities
At what age should my child begin therapy?
At Daisy Kids Care, we offer pediatric therapy to any child who may be experiencing difficulties reaching certain milestones (crawling, walking, talking, etc.). If you feel like your child is experiencing developmental delays, no matter what age, it is best to consult with a physician to find out if your child could benefit from some extra support. Children can have trouble reaching milestones at any age, that’s why we are here to offer ongoing monitoring and improvement through Home Health Therapy or at our specialized therapy clinic. We take patients from Newborn to 21 years of age.
How do I get started?
Please call our office at (713) 766-3849 to speak with a referral intake specialist who can answer any of your questions.
What is an evaluation?
One of our therapists will perform standardized testing, make clinical observations, and conduct a parent interview to identify your child’s current level of functioning in the areas of concern.
Why choose Daisy Care Kids?
Daisy Kids Care offers affordable and comprehensive pediatric therapy services to our patients in the comfort of their natural environment (at home, daycare, school, etc.) or at our new pediatric therapy clinic in Northwest Houston, TX. Due to our one-on-one patient care, we have been voted one of the top Pediatric Home Health Agencies in Houston. Our at home services include:
Though we take pride in our successes in pediatric therapy-home care, our outpatient therapy clinic is top of the line. With a specialized environment utilizing industry-leading equipment, our clinic may be a necessary component to meeting your child’s therapy needs on a larger scale. Our clinic offers many different benefits, such as:
- Physical therapy (PT) gym
- Feeding room
- Occupational and speech therapy rooms
- Sensory room
By offering both home health pediatric therapy, as well as an outpatient therapy clinic, we are able to remain flexible in determining what will work best for your child. We also maintain the ability to consolidate your child’s schedule between multiple therapy services, making for fast and easy transitions that you and your child will benefit from. At Daisy Kids Care, we are constantly striving to improve our delivery of care services. The best part? We’ll never put you on a waitlist.
My child has therapy at school, can he/she have therapy at Daisy Kids Care?
Yes, children can qualify to have therapy performed in school as well as outpatient. Also, if your child did not qualify for service at school they may qualify for outpatient therapy.
How long does therapy take?
Our therapists will determine the length and duration of your child’s therapy upon evaluation as well as, every 3-6 months upon re-evaluation. Typically, a therapy session will last 30-55 minutes and can be 1, 2, or 3 times per week. The therapist will discuss this with you and ensure that all parties are agreeable and committed.
How can I tell if my child needs physical therapy (PT)?
Physical therapy is recommended for kids and teens who have been injured or are having problems with movement due to illness, disease, or disability. If you feel your child is not reaching expected milestones or may be exhibiting delayed development and find yourself concerned with any of the following, they may benefit from physical therapy:
- Gross motor skills
- Developmental milestones
- Motor planning
- Gait pattern
There are many reasons physical therapy may be appropriate. At Daisy Kids Care, we offer a wide range of pediatric therapy that can assist your child’s needs in a nurturing, interactive environment at home or in a clinical setting.
What are some signs of Sensory Processing Disorder?
Children with Sensory Processing Disorder are severely affected by their sensory preferences, so much so, that it interferes with their ability to function properly in everyday situations. We usually see sensory issues in the form of hypersensitivity (over-responsive), or hyposensitivity (under-responsive). Some signs your child may be dealing with Sensory Processing Disorder are:
- Poor balance/falls frequently
- Extreme sensitivity to noises that others seem to be unaffected by
- Fearful of physical touch (hugs, cuddles, being in close proximity to others, etc.)
- Intimidated by the concept of play (running, swinging, climbing, etc.)
- Alarmingly high pain tolerance/indifference to pain
- Harms others when playing/does not understand their own strength
- Constant need to touch (people, textures, etc.)/no concept of personal space
- Strong preference for movement-based play/”thrill seeking” (jumping, spinning, etc.)
If any of these examples make you think your child could be exhibiting sensory issues that are affecting their daily function, they may be in need of some specialized pediatric therapy in Daisy Kids Care’s clinical setting.
What is the difference between occupational therapy (OT) and physical therapy (PT)?
Simply put, pediatric occupational therapy aims to help children accomplish tasks in light of their impairments or injuries, whereas pediatric physical therapy aims to treat impairments and injuries that inhibit a child’s physical function. To break these two concepts down even further, occupational therapy helps a child with cognitive or developmental disabilities complete specific tasks that they may find challenging to carry out on their own, like eating or dressing themselves. Physical therapy helps improve movement regarding things like muscle strength and flexibility. Developmental delays in regard to movement can majorly affect occupational capabilities, which is why for many cases it is common to see occupational and physical therapy go hand-in-hand.
Why Choose Us?
- No Wait Lists
- Comprehensive Care
- Fast & Easy Transitions
- One-On-One Patient Care
- Locally Family Owned & Operated
- Ongoing Quality Monitoring & Improvement