Therapies for children...

With Special needs.

At Pediatric Therapy Center, occupational therapists, physical therapists, and speech and language pathologists will listen and collaborate with you to design an individualized treatment plan with you and your child. Therapy is carried out in an atmosphere focused on creativity and fun, where every child can be successful.

We begin every therapy session by listening carefully to you. Our therapists then draw on extensive experience in a wide range of therapeutic techniques to craft each child’s personal treatment plan.

There are many diagnoses and deficit areas that are improved with skilled therapeutic intervention. Explore our services to learn how you can help your child reach their greatest potential!

boy cutting paper with a scissors | Occupational Therapy


Occupational therapists help you and your child achieve goals related to fine motor skills, sensory processing, activities of daily living, and feeding.

There are a variety of problems and conditions that may be improved by occupational therapy treatments. Children with special needs as well as those with the following conditions could benefit from occupational therapy:

  • Improper use of feeding utensils, toothbrush, pencils, or scissors.
  • Difficulty cutting or writing.
  • Problems associated with feeding such as chewing, swallowing, gagging, picky eating, or weight loss.
  • Difficulty with buttons, tying shoes, zippers, and snaps.
  • Sensory processing disorders such as tolerance to certain smells, sounds, textures, environments, or sleeping challenges.
  • Difficulty with attention, following directions, and/or transitions.
  • Pelvic floor dysfunction such as issues with constipation and incontinence.

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Boy wearing superman shirt crawling through a tunnel | Pediatric Therapy Center’s occupational therapy program includes sensory integration therapy to help a child further develop sensory motor skills.


Physical therapists identify and treat problems related to gross motor development. Our therapists can also help you and your child obtain appropriate mobility and positioning devices including wheelchairs, walkers, standers, helmets, and foot orthotics.

There are a variety of problems and conditions that may be improved by physical therapy treatments. Children with special needs such as those with autism spectrum disorders, cerebral palsy, spina bifida, Down syndrome, Erb’s palsy, and muscular dystrophies as well as children with the following conditions could benefit from physical therapy:

  • Club foot
  • Hip dysplasia
  • Scoliosis
  • Torticollis and concerns with infant head shape
  • Toe walking
  • Core strengthening & endurance
  • Delays in rolling, sitting, crawling and walking
  • Coordination difficulties
  • Increased or low muscle tone
  • Difficulty keeping up with peers in
    PE class or team sports

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Little boy wearing headphones | speech therapy


Speech and language therapy enables children to express their wants and needs more effectively, and develop appropriate ways to interact with other children and adults.

Children with special needs such as autism spectrum disorders,, ADD, ADHD, Down syndrome, orofacial myofunctional disorders, and stuttering issues, as well as those with the following conditions could benefit from speech therapy.  Do you have concerns for your child for the following:

  • Difficulty understanding and following directions.
  • Difficulty communicating.
  • Has fewer words than his/her same aged peers.
  • Stuttering.
  • Social skill challenges.
  • Difficulty speaking, not speaking.
  • Difficulty pronouncing words, others do not understand your child’s speech.
  • Auditory processing difficulties (seems to not hear instructions).
  • Hearing delays associated with hearing loss.
  • Dysfunction of the facial muscles and/or structures of the mouth.

Speech isn’t just about speaking words, it is about communication as a whole. Our speech-language pathologists help families explore the use of high and low technology augmentative and assistive communication (AAC) devices.

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boy on a float in a swimming pool | aquatic therapy


Pediatric Therapy Center offers aquatic occupational and physical therapy in conjunction with the Sarpy County YMCA.  

Aquatic therapy will provide the child the freedom to move their body in ways that are more challenging on land.

The deep pressure of the pool water can help improve attention and sensory processing, specifically regulation and sensitivity.

Aquatic therapy will help your child learn skills that will be transitioned and perfected during traditional land-based occupational and physical therapy sessions.

Directions to Pediatric Therapy Center

Pediatric Therapy Center is located in the Papillion Professional Park on 72nd Street between Cornhusker Road and Highway 370. Pediatric Therapy Center is about:

2 minutes north of Highway 370
10 minutes west of Highway 75
10 minutes east and south of I-80

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