Wilson Pediatric Therapy offers a variety of services to therapy providers and to children across the state of Kentucky.
What WPT Does For Children
Wilson Pediatric Therapy & Learning provides physical therapy (PT), occupational therapy (OT), speech therapy (ST), and academic support services to children ages birth to 21 years of age. If you feel that your child may need one or more of these services, please call our office and notify your physician that you are interested in pursuing therapy services. Not sure if your child needs services?
-complete our free developmental screener
-check out our academic supports page
-learn all about Interactive Metronome
-learn all about CogMed
What is Pediatric Occupational Therapy?
Occupational therapy helps children perform daily activities that they may find challenging by addressing sensory, social, behavioral, motor, and environmental issues. Our occupational therapists have received ongoing education and certification in areas such as Autism and Asperger’s Syndrome, handwriting, fine motor skills, sensory integration, meeting therapy needs of children in rural and urban settings, and pediatric-specific assessments.
What is Pediatric Speech Therapy?
Speech therapy treats communication challenges, both expressive and receptive, that cause children to have difficulty communicating their wants and needs to others. Speech therapy also addresses oral motor concerns, such as chewing and swallowing, as well as, articulation, auditory processing, and social skills.
What is Pediatric Physical Therapy?
Pediatric physical therapists evaluate and provide treatment for children who have problems with gross motor skills. Your child might need physical therapy to help with developmental delay, a birth defect, chronic illness, or an injury. Physical therapy helps develop the strength and range of motion children need to move through their environment easily and effectively. PT goals often include help with developmental milestones like sitting, standing, crawling and walking. Our licensed physical therapists also assess the need for orthotics (like splints and braces) and recommend adaptive equipment.
what is dyslexia treatment?
Treatment of dyslexia has one big step and three phases. The first step is getting an accurate assessment of the student's learning issues. We take pride in offering the most comprehensive assessment available in order to be intentional about our strategies for improvement. Our three treatment phases boost the brain's cognitive potential, build learning skills, and allow your student to blast off into their future. See our academic supports page for more info.
What WPT Does For Therapists
Wilson Pediatric Therapy (WPT) provides support for professionals who independently contract with KY First Steps through:
- Start-up assistance
- Practice enhancement
- Data management
- Outpatient services
WPT does not hire the therapist, the therapist hires WPT! Our therapists are independently contracted through our provider numbers (subcontracted). So, if you were to sign a contract with us, you would be your own boss and we would help you develop your practice, do your billing, and manage your client data.
Kentucky’s Early Intervention System
What is First Steps?
First Steps is a statewide early intervention system that provides services to children with developmental disabilities from birth to age 3 and their families. First Steps is Kentucky's response to the federal Infant-Toddler Program. First Steps offers comprehensive services through a variety of community agencies and service disciplines and is administered by the Department for Public Health in the Cabinet for Health and Family Services.
Why provide services?
Typically, children who participate in early intervention experience significant improvement in development and learning. Children with developmental delays or conditions benefit greatly from First Step services during critical developmental years. Services and support also benefit families by reducing stress. Early intervention services can decrease the need for costly special education programs later in life by remedying problems early in the child's development.
How can I learn more?
The First Steps State Lead Agency (SLA) has set up a toll-free telephone number and a dedicated e-mail account to assist points of entry, service coordinators, providers, parents and other stakeholders.
Toll-free number: 877-417-8377
Or contact Wilson Pediatric Therapy!
(Information was obtained from the First Steps website.)