Early Intervention

Help Ensure Your Child Meets His or Her Developmental Milestones

Our birth to three program provides services through the county and at no cost to you in your home or daycare if your child qualifies.

At Hands-On Physical Therapy, we have therapists and teachers that work with our pediatric patients to address all types of conditions and developmental delays. Marcia Gahman, PT, who is bilingual, leads our pediatric department and has over 30 years of experience working with special needs children. She specializes in evaluating and treating developmental delays in children and infants.  If you have any questions about this process, please contact us at 610-678-9949 and speak with the office manager, who will be happy to assist you.

Physical Therapy

Therapists will use strategies to strengthen muscles, improve balance, and coordination through appropriate play activities. The acquisition of developmental skills such as roll to crawl to walk and run can be facilitated through a graded exposure to motor skill development. Families are invited into the therapy so that there will be carry over into family routines.

Occupational Therapy

Sensory processing interferes with many everyday routines from feeding to dressing to attention in play and socialization. Using sensory integrative techniques, the occupational therapist will find ways to integrate and reduce the impact of these issues. Caretakers are invited to be active participants in the therapy where you will be coached how to implement strategies that work with your daily routines.

Fine motor development and visual perception can be improved by strengthened muscles through activities and play that interests and engages the child.


Speech Therapy

Using a developmental sequence of early sound development and imitative skills, strategies to promote communication will be developed. Use of sign and picture exchange may be used to augment the communication process. Attention will be given to social skills development and peer interaction.

Our therapists are licensed in the state of Pennsylvania. They remain current in their fields of expertise by attending ongoing education regarding current research and therapeutic techniques.
Therapy will be conducted with communication with the child’s medical providers.
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