Hackettstown Regional Medical Center's Therapy Center is pleased to offer the T.C. Kids program, providing occupational, physical and speech-language therapy as well as audiology services to the region's pediatric population.
If you would like to talk to one of the staff at T.C. Kids about having your child evaluated, call (908) 850-6835. Free screenings may also be scheduled by appointment. To schedule a hearing evaluation, call (908) 850-6925.
You want the most for your child... and so do we.
T.C. Kids provides individualized treatment focusing on the unique needs of each child. Our staff of experienced professionals is dedicated to helping children achieve meaningful outcomes in a family-centered environment.
Where would you turn if you found out your child had special needs -- if you had been told he or she has cerebral palsy, auditory processing disorder, sensory processing disorder, developmental delay, apraxia, autism, or any number of diagnoses which may require specialized therapy? What if you just thought something about your child's development didn't seem right? Where would you call to find qualified, experienced professionals to help you and your family do all you can for your child?
Hackettstown Regional Medical Center's Therapy Center is pleased to offer the T.C. Kids program, providing occupational, physical and speech-language therapy as well as audiology services to the region's pediatric population. T.C. Kids is a part of the Therapy Center, which offers rehabilitative services to individuals of all ages. T.C. Kids accepts most major health insurance coverage; can provide information about financial assistance programs and self-pay discounts; accepts referrals from physicians, families, schools, and other community organizations; and will work with educational institutions and other health care providers for continuity of care.
T.C. Kids offers comprehensive evaluations and treatment for children with a variety of disorders including Autism Spectrum Disorders, Orthopedic Impairments, Sensory Integrative Dysfunction, Hearing Impairment, Fluency and Voice Disorders, Language Disorders, Muscular Dystrophy and Neuromuscular Impairments.
If you would like to talk to one of the staff at T.C. Kids about having your child evaluated, call (908) 850-6835. Free screenings may also be scheduled by appointment. To schedule a hearing evaluation, call (908) 850-6925. Evaluations may be scheduled based on referrals from physicians, schools, or families. Most major insurance is accepted; call for details. T.C. Kids operates five days per week with late afternoon and evening appointments available. Therapy Center Manager Linda Pemberton can be reached at (908) 850-6920.
Preparing your child for the job of living
Occupational therapists are trained: to assist people of all ages in the art and science of participation in selected tasks; to restore, reinforce, and enhance performance; to facilitate learning of those skills and functions essential for adaptation and productivity; to diminish or correct pathology; and to promote and maintain the necessary health to perform the functional tasks that normally occupy their lives. The occupation of childhood is to develop the skills necessary to become functional and independent adults.
Play is a highly motivating and a natural medium used by all children, and also the medium most often used in the occupational therapist's treatment of children. Education and involvement of the family is usually a primary consideration and may be critical to success.
Occupational Therapy facilitates and improves motor, sensory, and cognitive development through meaningful activity. These programs help children who:
- Experience difficulty with the performance of self-care activities such as brushing teeth, buttoning a shirt and tying shoes;
- Have difficulty with fine motor activities such as handwriting, coloring or cutting with scissors;
- Have difficulty initiating or completing tasks such as doing a simple puzzle or playing on the slide or swing;
- Experience problems in school with visual motor and visual perceptual activities such as copying from the board and completing assignments accurately;
- Exhibit an aversion to tactile input, including not wanting to participate in "messy" activities or becoming frustrated when physical contact is given;
- Have difficulty maintaining balance during motor activities, including climbing stairs, running, jumping or skipping;
- Have difficulty with cognitive tasks such as following instructions or classroom rules, problem solving, or organization;
- Have difficulty in social situations including interacting and playing appropriately with other children;
- Have difficulty attending and participating in tasks within their environments such as everyday play skills.
When your infant still struggles to hold her head up, when your five-year-old keeps falling on the playground, when your eight-year-old son with cerebral palsy wants to play ball, we can help.
Overcoming obstacles one step at a time
With one-on-one attention in a hands-on approach to therapeutic and rehabilitative care, our experienced and certified physical therapists work with clients to achieve their goals by assessing joints, muscles and nerves and their influence on body movement and function. Several of our staff have advanced degrees or earned the distinction of Clinical Doctorate.
When your five-year-old is having trouble being understood by his friends, when your four-year-old doesn't look
at people when they speak to her, When your seven-year-old has trouble listening in class, we can help.
Speech and Language Therapy
Finding connection through communication
Following a comprehensive evaluation of your child's speech and language abilities, a plan of treatment will be developed. Therapists integrate current treatment methodologies. Our therapists employ a strong family-centered approach to enhance each child's connections with others through improvements in communication.