At Wolf Pediatric Therapy Services of Barry County, we believe in nurturing a child’s interests and imagination and empowering them with the skills they need to do big things and thrive as individuals.
Located in Cassville, MO, our pediatric therapy clinic provides a variety of treatment options for children across Barry County and the surrounding areas. From Occupational Therapy and Pediatric Physical Therapy to Speech Therapy, and more, we provide individualized treatment in a fun and interactive environment to help every child reach their full developmental potential.
If you have concerns or suspect that your child may have delays, please have your physician fax a referral to 479-363-6763 so that we can schedule an evaluation. You can also contact our office to speak with a Physical or Occupational Therapist if you have additional questions or concerns.
Pediatric Services We Offer
We make learning fun and something every child can look forward to. Our facility caters to a child’s imagination and provides them with the stimulating environment they need to thrive. No matter what area of development your child needs help with, they are sure to have fun and make memories throughout their journey at Wolf Pediatric.
Pediatric Physical Therapy
(0 months – 1 year)
Begins to smile, makes gurgling sounds, hold head up, follows with their eyes, babbles, recognizes faces, rolls up, pushes self up, understands simple language and gestures, moves small objects/toys from one hand to the other, crawls, plays games (like hide-and-seek), pulls up to stand and stands when supported.
(1 year – 3 years)
Points to people and objects, mimics other people’s words and actions, drinks from a cup, speaks several words, walks alone and up and down stairs, stands on a tippy toes, can pick up common objects like spoon/toothbrush, begins to run, understands simple instructions, makes eye contact, develops clear speech, can turn pages in a book or unscrew/screw jars.
(3 years – 5 years)
Plays make-believe, socializes with others, understands colors/counting, can use scissors, communicates what he/she likes, can jump in place, is potty-trained, can distinguish between “same” and “different”, speaks clearly, can dress themselves, shows interest in activities.
(5 years +)
Shows a wide range of emotions, hops/skips/performs somersaults, can speak in the future tense and in complete sentences, can use a fork and spoon, is active, can focus on activities, speaks on their experiences, responds to others, understands everyday things like family/food.
What are the signs of developmental delays?
Signs of a physical development or early motor delays can include:
- Delayed rolling over, sitting or walking
- Poor head and neck control
- Avoids eye contact
- Muscles feel soft or limp
- Speech delay
- Swallowing difficulty
- Unable to hold bottle
- Difficulty using feeding utensils
- Body posture that is limp or awkward
- Muscle spasms
What are common concerns from parents?
Do you suspect your child isn’t on track with their development? Here are some common concerns parents can have about their child’s delayed development. It’s important to talk with your pediatrician and to call our clinic at 417-847-7061 if you have any questions or concerns.
- My child doesn’t seem to be growing the way they should
- My child’s movement seems very tight or stiff
- My child’s muscles seem weak or limp
- My child isn’t able to keep up when playing with children of the same age
- My child seems to get tired very quickly
- My child overreacts to loud sounds
- My child rocks or flaps his hands when anxious
- My child has difficulty sitting still
- My child has difficulty with puzzles or handwriting
- My child seems behind in cutting and coloring skills
- My child is behind in self-care skills (toilet training, dressing, or feeding self)
How can Occupational & Physical Therapy benefit my child?
Occupational & Physical Therapy can benefit children with deficits or delays in:
- Developmental milestones
- Upper and/or lower limb coordination
- Self-care independence
- Functional mobility
- Muscle or physical development
- Sensory processing skills
- Fine, gross, or visual motor skills
- Functional endurance & activity tolerance
- Positive coping methods
- Frustration tolerance & self-control