Southeastern Therapy for Kids

Miss Sarah, one of our occupational therapists, received her DIRFloortime Basic Certification (DIR-Basic) last week after 14 weeks of coursework. Miss Sarah is now certified in the DIR Floortime approach which focuses on development, individual-differences and relationship-based approaches to working with children with Autism and other development delays. This approach has been shown to be effective in improving the core challenges of autism including relating, interacting and communicating while decreasing caregiver stress and improving parent-child relationships. Miss Sarah is very excited to implement these strategies into her daily treatment sessions! Shout out to this sweet patient who was Miss Sarah’s case study for her certification.

Working on the “Sh” sound in speech therapy this week! Or maybe just making silly duck faces “Quack, quack”. 🐥

Each week our therapists introduce a new tactile exploration activity to our kiddos. This week was a crowd favorite, water beads! This guy loved exploring this new texture!

Valentine’s Day Ideas ❤️

We are ready for Valentine’s week! Take a peek at this week’s sensory bin and fine motor activities!

Meet Sarah Schleich PT, DPT. Sarah is our new Physical Therapist at Zion Crossroads. Sarah received her undergraduate degree at The University of Mount Union and her Doctorate of Physical Therapy from Ohio University. She and her fiancé moved to Charlottesville from Northeast Ohio in May of 2019 and they both enjoy being outdoors, trying new restaurants, attending athletic events and exercising. Sarah enjoys working with many pediatric populations but is especially interested in treating infants diagnosed with Torticollis. She is very excited to join our team here at Zion Crossroads and looks forward to creating more functional, active lifestyles for all children!

This friend loved working on words while engaging in sensory play with Mrs. Corbin! Pictures are a must when you have matching outfits!

This sweet patient has been wonderful about introducing Ms. Sarah PT to our clinic! She even invited Ms. Sarah to join in on her therapy project!

Shaving cream ice skating was a hit! This activity works on core strength, balance and exposure to different textures❄️⛸

Flying into a new week of therapy! This obstacle course included swinging on the moon swing to increase core and upper extremity strength. Our kiddos loved the challenge!

This friend loves working on his speech skills while hanging out on his favorite piece of equipment in the gym!

Murphy Deming College of Health Sciences / Mary Baldwin University

Miss. Sarah, one of our Occupational Therapists, was featured in a magazine talking about her Doctoral Experience in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit!

One of our OT alumni, Dr. Sarah Johnson ('19), was among those featured in the most recent issue of the Mary Baldwin Magazine. Thank you for sharing your story, Sarah! And shout out to PT faculty member Dr. Deb Diaz and PT student Meagan Prichard ('21), whose work and comments regarding the Staunton Augusta YMCA neurowellness program were included in the same article!

Squish, squish, squish! This friend loves making noises with putty during therapy sessions!

Getting back into the school routine can be hard after winter break and snow. Check out these tips to assist with morning routines!

Giant crash pads are another piece of equipment we utilize during therapy sessions. This week patients had to jump from the trampoline onto the crash pad and crawl across them to get to a tunnel. This sequence provides children with proprioceptive input, an understanding of where their body is in space. It also works on weight bearing through the arms to increase upper extremity strength! As you can see, our patients love this activity!

This swing provides proprioceptive input as well as vestibular input. Some kiddos find these types of input calming and organizing which makes it a perfect way to start off therapy sessions! #pediatrictherapy #zionkids

Happy New Year! 🎉

New Year’s Eve Tips! ✨

Holiday Greetings from the Zion Peds Team🎄

Tips for last minute toy suggestions! 🎁

Merry Christmas Eve Eve! Our patients loved getting into the Christmas spirit today!

Tips for visiting Santa this holiday season! 🎄

Happy Holidays from our family to yours! We hope you have a wonderful holiday season 🎄

Meet Brittany Daliege, OTR/L, CIMI-2. Brittany is one of our Occupational Therapists here at Zion Crossroads! She has been specializing in pediatrics since graduating in 2016 and is a Certified Infant Massage Instructor - Level 2. Brittany is passionate about working with children to promote independence in their everyday activities and seeks to make a positive impact in the lives of all the clients she serves. Brittany recently moved to Virginia from Indiana and currently lives on a mini horse farm! In her free time, she enjoys traveling, scuba diving and hiking. Her favorite color is purple and she loves playing with her cat, Luna!

Holiday Tip! Involve your kids this holiday season! 🎄🎁

Meet Sarah Johnson, OTD, OTR/L. Sarah is one of the Occupational Therapists at Zion Crossroads. Sarah is originally from North Carolina but attended college at Virginia Tech. She graduated with her Doctorate in Occupational Therapy from Murphy Deming College of Health Sciences in Fishersville, VA. Before moving to Zion, Sarah spent time in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit working on feeding skills in premature infants. She has known she wanted to be a Pediatric OT since 8th grade! She is currently working towards becoming a certified Floortime Provider. Sarah loves spending time in the therapy gym and creating unique obstacle courses for the patients each week. She also loves themes and celebrating holidays with her patients. In her free time Sarah enjoys time with her family, being outdoors and baking! Her favorite foods are grilled cheese, Popeyes chicken tenders and pancakes.

Happy Thanksgiving! We are thankful for all our wonderful patients and families! 🦃🍁🧡

Happy World Kindness Day from the Zion Kids! We colored pictures to share with our neighbors to celebrate!

We had a blast at our Open House! Thanks for coming out!

This cute little man loved some sensory play today with shaving cream!

Happy Halloween from all of us at Zion Peds! 🎃👻

Do you wanna build a snowman?☃️
Frozen and Pumpkins were our costumes of the day today! ❄️🎃

We loved celebrating this sweet girl’s birthday this week with a mini cake smash! 🎂🎉

More Halloween costumes today! Our patients are really getting into the spirit this week!

Halloween is in full swing this week at Zion! Remember to send your child in their Halloween costume for therapy this week! 🎃

Meet Corbin Tilson, M.S. CCC-SLP. Corbin is the speech language pathologist and clinical director at our clinic here in Zion Crossroads! She is from the Richmond area but has spent the past several years living in Anchorage, Alaska. She is passionate about the pediatric population and loves how it keeps her creatively and emotionally engaged. Corbin believes that the power of effective intervention begins with relationship. In her spare time, she loves to hike, read, try new restaurants, and spend time playing outside with her husband, son, and dog. She aspires to one day have chickens, goats, and maybe a mini donkey in her backyard. Her favorite color is pink (or any other bright, excessively cheerful hue) and her favorite food is tacos. 🌮

Swinging into the weekend at Southeastern Therapy for Kids!

Therapy is a blast when you get to hang out with your best friend!

We loved seeing patients at the fall festival this weekend! Tell all your friends to come to therapy at Southeastern Therapy for Kids!

Thanks to everyone who stopped by our booth at the Louisa Fall Harvest Festival yesterday! We loved meeting members of the community and educating about the benefits of pediatric therapy!

thecentralvirginian.com

Making therapy fun for younger patients

Here is the online version of our newspaper article from last week!

https://www.thecentralvirginian.com/news/local/making-therapy-fun-for-younger-patients/article_1592bf5c-e601-11e9-bc8a-137fe35d9ec0.html

thecentralvirginian.com Southeastern Therapy for Kids has been serving the Hampton area of Virginia since 1993, providing therapy for young patients. In recent years, the organization has expanded to the Richmond and

We were featured in the local newspaper today! Check out this article about pediatric therapy at Southeastern Therapy for Kids featuring our Occupational Therapist and one of our patients!

“Cheese!” This friend is all smiles after her therapy session today!

Our Story

Southeastern Therapy for Kids in Zion Crossroads provides pediatric physical therapy, occupational therapy, and speech therapy services to meet the rehabilitation needs of patients, their physicians, and parents. We work with children from birth to adulthood providing timely, individualized therapy services in a caring environment through the personalized attention of a committed staff. Our professional care and personal hands-on approach sets Southeastern Therapy for Kids apart from the rest. Our patients receive individualized, professional care and will journey through the healing process with the same therapist each visit, as we believe the relationship that is developed between therapist and the patient is most conducive to the healing process. Southeastern Therapy for Kids is a proud member of the Ivy Rehab Network, which is a rapidly growing network of physical & occupational therapy clinics dedicated to providing exceptional care and personalized treatment to get patients feeling better, faster.

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