While some children require support for a few weeks, others may need a lifetime of support.
Whatever the case, the St. Louis Arc is committed to helping for as long as there is a need.
Early Childhood Intervention Therapy
Child development happens in sequential patterns for the majority of children. If a child misses a step, it can weaken the foundation for development of higher level skills. Early intervention therapy helps a child develop higher skills sets for future learning and growth in a child’s life.
In Your Home or In Our Centers
Providing services in a variety of settings helps a child learn and makes it easier on families to implement therapy into their already busy lives. In addition to our center-based therapy, our therapists travel to meet families in their homes or other natural environments in the community. Natural environments may include your child’s daycare, favorite restaurant, or a grandparent’s home – wherever your child feels comfortable spending time.
Types of Therapy Offered: Occupational, Physical, and Speech and Language
Occupational Therapists assist young children who are experiencing difficulties with sensory processing, fine motor, and self-help skills.
Physical Therapists focus on the evaluation and treatment of movement, such as posture, mobility, and balance.
Speech and Language Therapists help young children improve communication.
To schedule an evaluation for Occupational, Physical, or Speech Therapy, contact Kate Hannon, Sr. Director, Belle Children’s Services, 314-817-2257.