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Social Skills Group
Our Children’s House at Baylor in Allen offers ongoing social skills therapy groups. Several groups are offered with
children being grouped by age and developmental level. The group teaches your child socially acceptable behaviors that enable him/her to interact effectively with others and will help your child develop skills to promote successful relationships.
For more information about OCH Allen events, please call 972.727.5312.
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Pediatric specialists at Our Children's House at Allen evaluate and treat patients in a warm, comfortable environment designed especially for children.
Our services include:
Specialized Treatment Programs
In addition to our standard services, we offer specialized programs specifically tailored to your child's unique needs:
Outpatient Feeding Assessments:
Our Children's House at Baylor in Allen offers a comprehensive feeding assessment that involves an occupational therapist to assess texture and/or sensory deficits, a speech therapist to assess oral motor, chewing, and swallowing skills, a dietitian to assess nutritional needs, and a behavioral feeding specialist to assess possible behavioral barriers to feeding. We will teach you how to reinforce new techniques and therapies to help your child's mealtimes become successful.
Transitional Skills Evaluations:Our Children’s House at Baylor in Allen offers transitional assessments for children ages 11-17 years with chronic health conditions.
Augmentative Communication Evaluations:Our Children’s House at Baylor in Allen offers a comprehensive assessment that analyzes motor, sensory, communication, cognitive and social skills in order to select an appropriate device to optimize performance within the constraints of the individual’s capabilities. This evaluation is conducted by a multidisciplinary team, including a speech-language pathologist, physical therapist and occupational therapist.
For more information on the specialized evaluations and group therapies, please call 972.727.5312.
Physical therapists (PT) help people develop the skills necessary to be mobile in their home and community environments.
The PTs at OCH Allen have special training to help children with conditions such as premature birth, congenital anomalies, neurologic disorders, orthopedic disorders, torticollis and/or plagiocephaly, motor weakness, hypotonia/hypertonia, poor coordination, low endurance, gait disturbance, environment adaptations, equipment needs and orthotic referrals.
May B. Bressler, PT, DPT, PCS, has a Bachelor of Science in neuroscience from University of Texas at Dallas, and a Master of Science in physical therapy and a Doctorate of Physical Therapy from Texas Woman’s University. She is a certified Pediatric Clinical Specialist by the American Board of Physical Therapy. May is also the PT Student Coordinator at OCH Allen.
Jennifer Diedrich, PT, DPT, received a Bachelor of Biological Sciences and Bachelor of Psychology from Southern Methodist University. She also holds a Doctorate of Physical Therapy from Hardin Simmons University.
Speech therapists (ST) evaluate and treat children who have difficulty with speech, language, oral motor skills, feeding progression, as well as other disorders.
The STs at OCH Allen have special training in feeding and swallowing disorders, Food Chaining, motor speech disorders, augmentative communication, Vital Stim® therapy, PROMPT therapy, Beckman Oral Motor© therapy, Talk Tools and Auditory-Verbal therapy.
Leigh Ann Robinson, MS, CCC-SLP, earned a Bachelor of Arts in speech communication from Texas A&M University. She has a Master of Science in communication disorders from University of Texas at Dallas and is certified in Auditory Learning for Young Children with Hearing Impairment by the University of North Carolina.
Casey Taliancich-Klinger, MS, CCC-SLP, has a Bachelor of Arts in communication sciences and Disorders and a Bachelor of Science in Spanish from University of Texas at Austin. She also earned a Master of Arts in speech-language pathology from University of Texas at Austin.
Occupational therapy (OT) is not just for adults and their jobs, a child’s "job" is to play, rest, learn activities of daily living, education and social participation. An OT can help develop the skills necessary for a child to fully participate in his/her home and community environments.
The OTs at OCH Allen have special training in Sensory Integration, Neurodevelopmental Treatment, Kinesio® Taping, sensory-based feeding problems, handwriting, social skills and Therapeutic Listening®, as well as addressing motor skills and self-care skills.
Marian Neumann, Office Coordinator Marian has an associate degree in business administration from Tyler Junior College and a Bachelor of Business Administration from LeTourneau University.
Shelly Dennis, Administrative Assistant Shelly has a Bachelor of Science in health and kinesiology from Northeastern State University.
Abbe Smith, Administrative Assistant
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