We provide physical, occupational and speech-language therapy services for children. Our therapists make therapy as fun as possible to ensure that children have the best environment to learn and gain independence. Play is a huge part of a child’s life and 5-year-old Audrey loves to watch movies, do puzzles, play games and (not) eat what her parents want her to eat!
Audrey was born with arthrogryposis multiplex congenital, which affects her muscles and her joints. She uses a walker and leg braces to walk and she is “just starting to realize that she is different and not like other kids at her school,” according to mom Ashley.
“Being in kindergarten has made Audrey want to work harder in therapy. I think she is getting a deeper understanding that she is not like other children she sees every day. One of Audrey’s goals is to walk more independently with her walker instead of using her wheelchair,” said Ashley.
Our physical therapists work with children to help them maximize ability. “Part of being independent is realizing what you need to make your independent. Audrey’s braces allow her to be independent. It’s priceless for me to see a child achieve more and do more because of therapy,” said Audrey’s physical therapist.
“What Audrey has done in therapy is helping her gain more confidence and want to do things on her own. Easterseals Crossroads is like an extended part of our family. I don’t know what we would do without them,” said dad Chris.
Easterseals Crossroads is dedicated to providing quality therapy services for children with disabilities and their families. We know the importance of working hard and playing often to achieve milestones and maximize independence.