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It is our therapists' mission at Peak Pediatric Rehabilitation, LLC to provide child and family centered, play based therapeutic interventions, backed by current literature and research, in a natural environment clinic, to ensure your child's maximum level of development and quality of life.  Peak provides Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, Feeding Therapy, Speech Therapy and Consultative Services for children with developmental, medical, and physical challenges and diagnoses. The vision at Peak is to remain a therapist owned and operated company allowing for the best family centered care, with therapists who embody a team approach, while empowering parents to advocate for their children throughout their development.  

We are currently offering FREE developmental screenings for all children for any concern.

Services Available

Occupational Therapy

"Occupational Therapists are professionals who promote independence in daily living skills in clients of all ages when a physical, developmental, or psychosocial challenge interferes with the person's abilities." ~Maryanne Bruni~

 

Everyone has occupations, or tasks they are required to perform everyday.  For children their occupations include and are not limited to: growing, learning, playing, feeding themselves, school work, and participating in daily routines with their families.  Occupational Therapy with Peak helps children who may have physical, medical, cognitive, and sensory delays partake in their every day occupations.  Our therapists have experience working with children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), Sensory Integration Issues, Cerebral Palsy (CP), Down Syndrome, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD & ADD), Genetic Disorders, and general Developmental Delays. 

At Peak, we specialize in the treatment of children aged birth to 18 years with varying abilities to participate in their daily occupations and routines.  Each child at Peak will undergo a 1-2 hour evaluation with use of standardized assessments, parent report, and clinical observations to obtain baseline functional skills, child's strengths, and areas of delay.  An intervention plan is then developed with long term and short term goals specific to family's desires and ensuring your child is meeting their developmental milestones.  Individual therapy sessions are aimed at improving underlying motor, sensory integration and cognitive skills needed for children to engage in their daily occupations and routines. Fine motor coordination development, sensory integration treatment, gross motor development, handwriting education and training, and self care training including dressing, toileting, and self feeding are all areas our team emphasizes during treatments. Therapists specialize in parent education, developing environmental adaptations and use of compensatory strategies to ensure your child has the highest quality of life they can possibly have and you as a parent are providing the best care you are capable of. 

  • Does your child "overreact" to sounds, smells, messy hands, clothing, tags in clothing, socks, having hair brushed, or being moved (swings, slide, being picked up, etc.) 
  • Is your child having intense tantrums/screaming fits?
  • Are you concerned about your child's handwriting or grasp on a pencil?
  • Does your child have difficulty paying attention, following directions, or sitting still?

Feeding Therapy

  • Is your child a picky eater?
  • Does your baby gag and choke on food or liquids?
  • Is your baby not latching to the bottle or nipple or leaking milk while eating?
  • Does your child not eat at least 3 foods from each food group?
  • Is your baby gagging on baby food or table food at 9 months?

One occupation that begins at birth for all babies is feeding and eating. Feeding therapy can be defined simply as the training, re-training or development of the muscles used for eating, drinking and swallowing secondary to developmental/neurological conditions.

 

According to the National Library of Medicine 25% of children have a feeding disorder and of the children diagnosed with a developmental delay that statistic increases a significant amount to 80%, these are the children Peak seeks to provide interventions to. 



Our therapists have attended multiple continuing education courses specific to feeding therapy.  We have experience in the treatment of children with varying feeding disorders including and not limited to: oral motor skills delay, dysphagia, gastronomy and nasogastric tubes, cleft palates, gastro-esophageal reflux disorder, malnutrition, and oral sensory delays. Parents seeking services for children with feeding disorders will undergo an indepth medical and developmental evaluation with assessments that emphasize oral motor skills, sensory skills, and swallowing skills.  Therapists will also complete routines based interview with parents specific to their meal times to enhance the ability to provide behavior modifications, positioning interventions, and food exploration techniques.  Our therapists are also knowledgeable on bottle systems, baby formula, nursing and breastfeeding to allow for those early weeks and months of life recommendations to ensure your baby is eating and growing appropriately.  We communicate regularly with Pediatricians regarding growth curves and weight gain. 

Speech Therapy

Another occupation for children that begins at birth is their language development. Children have varying degrees and etiologies of speech and language disorders including both receptive (understanding) and expressive (speaking) areas of delays.  Therapists at Peak have experience working with children struggling with their speech and language development and utilize a play based treatment approach for engaging children in structured tasks to elicit age appropriate skills and development.

Speech-Language Pathology is the study of all components of our basic language in every day life both assessing the ability to understand and express language.  According to "American Family Physician" as high as 19% of children aged 2-7 years in age have a delay with regards to their speech and language development.  Children develop their basic language skills between the ages of 6 months and 5 years. According to the Centers for Disease control an 18 month old child should have 10 words, 24 month old at least 50 words, and by age three over 2,000 words and be able to speak in 2-3 sentences at a time.



Therapists at Peak specialize in the treatment of children with varying speech and language disorders including and not limited to: phonation (the sound of speech), articulation (the pronunciation of speech sounds), syntax (the ordering of words in a sentence), and the social/pragmatic aspects of language.  Parents seeking services for children with speech and language disorders will undergo an indepth medical and developmental evaluation with assessments that emphasize expressive language skills (talking), receptive language skills (understanding), and oral motor skills.  Therapists will also complete routines based interview with parents specific to times of the day that are most significantly impacted by their child's difficulty with both expressing speech and understanding language.  Our Speech Therapist greatly enjoys working with children with Autism Spectrum Disorders, Articulation Delays, and on Reading Comprehension.

  • Is your toddler 18 months without any words or 2 years old and not putting 2 words together?
  • Do you have difficulty understanding what your child is saying?
  • Does your child look at you when you call their name?
  • Are you concerned your child is not following directions?
  • Is your child having difficulty playing and interacting with other children?
  • Does your child stutter?

Physical Therapy

  • Are you feeling like your baby is behind with their developmental milestones: rolling, sitting, crawling and walking?
  • Does your child have difficulty participating in age appropriate sports or keeping up with peers?
  • Does your child appear clumsy, or trip and fall often?
  • Is your child complaining of pain during or after gross motor play?
  • Does your child appear weak, have poor posture, or poor balance?

Children age birth to three develop the majority of their gross motor skills during this time. A multitude of varying impairments can exist with children causing them to have delays. Our physical therapists specialize in the early developmental continuum for children to ensure they are rolling, sitting, crawling, and walking at times that are age appropriate. 

Physical Therapy is an area of practice emphasizing improvement of gross motor skills in children of all ages who have experienced an injury or have movement problems from a medical diagnosis.  Physical Therapists use treatment strategies including Neurodevelopmental Treatment, Orthotic Training, Positioning, Manual/Massage Therapy, and Gait Training to improve their gross motor skills.  Therapists work to improve children's motor development, strength, range of motion, endurance, balance, coordination, gait pattern, and heart and lung endurance.  Pediatric Physical Therapists also teach children and their families about safety and home exercises, since improving physical function often requires daily practice. Providing expert consultation to school and daycare is often the therapist's responsibility as well.

 

Our therapists at Peak Pediatric Rehabilitation utilize play based interventions for working with children of all medical and developmental diagnoses.  The Physical Therapist on staff has experience working with children with Cerebral Palsy, Traumatic Brain Injury, Seizure Disorder, Cystic Fibrosis, Down Syndrome, Autism, ADD/ADHD, Premature Birth, Developmental Delays, and other various Genetic Disorders.  Each child with go through an evaluation using a standardized assessment for determining levels of delay.  The therapists then work directly with the parents to develop the goals and plan of care for ongoing treatment.  Peak emphasizes family routines and family centered care in all therapies. 

Consultation Services

Consultation services are available through Peak with highly reputable professionals for  all areas including: Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) Therapists, Psychologists, Nutritionists/Dietitians, Orthotists, Interpreters, Hippotherapists, Certified Infant Massage Instructors, and Certified Music Therapists.  Peak Pediatric Rehabilitation contracts with Orthotists that can fit your child for shoe inserts, ankle-foot orthotics (AFOs), ankle-knee orthotics (AKOs), helmets, and durable medical equipment including wheelchairs and standers.  Our therapists engage in sessions with Nurtitionists/Dieticians especially for those children receiving feeding therapy, a consult with a Nutritionist is almost always recommended immediately to determine percentiles of weight and height and average amount of daily caloric intake needed to ensure proper growth of your child. Peak also has the ability to hire Interpreters/Translators for any language to assist in the communication needs of your family and child during our treatment. We regularly contract with Certified Infant Massage Therapists for assisting in building a healthy bond between you and your baby and helping with various bodily functions such as circulation, digestion, and sleep.  We have many practices that we refer to for ABA Therapy for children with significant behavioral concerns, or to Psychologists/Play Therapists for children struggling with social/emotional concerns we feel would be better addressed through these therapeutic avenues, as well as Certified Music Therapists for incorporating the use of therapeutic music into the life of your child.

Insurance

Peak Pediatric Rehabilitation is currently accepting Medicaid, United Healthcare, Tricare Insurance, and Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield.  We also accept private pay and offer affordable rates, significantly lower than the average cost of other out patient pediatric therapy clinics in the greater Denver Metro Area.

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