Pediatric Rehabilitation

We offer pediatric physical and occupational therapy services at our outpatient clinic in Carrollton, GA. Our therapists specialize in the diagnosis, treatment, and management of infants and children with a variety of congenital, developmental, neuromuscular, or skeletal disorders. Specialty services include Neurodevelopmental Treatment. A certified therapist will examine and evaluate strengths and impairments through an in-depth analytical process. This process helps the therapist learn about the functional limitations and abilities of your child. The goal of treatment is to help them function more independently. We also offer pediatric physical and occupational therapy services through our local school-system contract.

PEDIATRIC PHYSICAL THERAPY

Pediatric physical therapists are specifically trained to improve the lives and daily function of children who suffer from a wide range of injuries and congenital conditions. Our therapist can translate your child’s therapeutic goals into exercises that seem more like play than therapy, making rehabilitation fun. Our physical therapy program can benefit children with conditions including:
  • Brain trauma and injuries
  • Cerebral palsy — a disorder affecting a child’s muscle tone, movement or posture
  • Developmental delays
  • General orthopedic — injuries to the bones, joints, ligaments, tendons and muscles
  • Genetic syndromes — Down syndrome (which can cause developmental and intellectual delays) and muscular dystrophy (which can impact muscle mass and strength)
  • Gross motor skills — deficits including muscle strength, coordination and balance
  • Hypertonia or hypotonia — abnormally high or weak muscle tone, respectively
  • Post-fracture care
  • Spina bifida — a birth defect affecting the spinal cord
  • Sports-related pain or poor posture
  • Sprains and strains
  • Torticollis — a condition causing the head to twist to one side

PEDIATRIC OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY

Due to the overwhelming response for this service, we unfortunately cannot accept any additional pediatric OT patients at this time. Our remaining requests have been entered into a wait list and will be notified by our practice as soon as scheduling becomes available. Thank you for your patience!

Our pediatric occupational therapist assists children in playing, learning and building the skills and confidence to thrive in their environments. Our occupational therapy program can benefit children with conditions including:
  • Attention deficit disorders — can cause difficulties with behavior such as focusing, following instruction and completing tasks
  • Autism spectrum disorders — can cause difficulties with social communication and behavior
  • Cerebral palsy — a disorder affecting a child’s muscle tone, movement or posture
  • Fine motor skill delays — includes using pencils, puzzles and dressing
  • Developmental Delays
  • Genetic syndromes — Down syndrome (which can cause developmental and intellectual delays) and muscular dystrophy (which can impact muscle mass and strength)
  • Handwriting
  • Oral aversion and feeding skills
  • Orthotic and adaptive equipment
  • Poor posture and body mechanics
  • Sensory processing disorders and self-regulation
  • Upper extremity strength and endurance

PEDIATRIC SPEECH THERAPY

Southern Therapy Services has partnered with Communication Partners, Inc. in order to diagnose and treat speech, language, voice and swallowing disorders for individuals of all ages. If you or your loved one requires speech-language therapy to help with communication and/or swallowing problems, contact our Carrollton clinic to schedule an appointment.

Hannah Morin, M.Ed., CCC-SLP

Hannah Morin is a licensed speech-language pathologist in the state of Georgia. She holds a master's degree in speech-language pathology from the University of West Georgia and holds the Certificate of Clinical Competence (CCC) from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA). In addition to working in private practice, Hannah also has experience in both school and hospital settings. She has worked in acute care and inpatient rehabilitation and is trained to perform modified barium swallow studies (MBSS) to diagnose and guide treatment of swallowing disorders in adults. While Hannah has experience working with patients across the lifespan, her primary clinical interests include working with young children with language impairments and adults with swallowing disorders.

Common Conditions Treated with Speech-Language Pathology:

  • Swallowing disorders (dysphagia/difficulty swallowing)
  • Speech & language impairments (aphasia, apraxia, dysarthria)
  • Neurological diseases including stroke, dementia, and Parkinson's disease (acute & sub-acute conditions)
  • Medical conditions such as Autism, Cerebral Palsy, Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
  • Head and neck cancer (voice, swallowing)
  • Voice disorders (vocal cord paralysis, nodules/polyps & granulomas)
  • Head injuries (acute & sub-acute conditions)