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Our Practice

 

Our team at Progressive Beginnings is an energetic, dedicated, and passionate group of Occupational Therapists, Physical Therapists, and Speech and Language Pathologists. We are the premier provider for pediatric therapy for Sheboygan County and surrounding communities. We specialize in treating patients with delays in development, sensory processing difficulties, and mental health disorders. 

 

In addition to pediatrics, we have developed the niche practice of aquatic therapy for both kids and adults offering the only warm water aquatic therapy pool in Sheboygan County. 

 

We start with the approach of understanding the unique situation and goals of each child or adult and work with the patient (and their family) to achieve optimal well being. We have the knowledge, skill, service, equipment, and unique modalities to offer you a one of a kind therapeutic experience in Sheboygan County.

 

We offer quick and easy developmental checklists for children 1-14 years old, free 30 minute, on-site developmental screenings, as well as several enrichment classes to promote development and attainment of skills. Check out our website at www.progbeg.com and follow us on social media at Progressive Beginnings on Facebook and @progbeg on both Instagram and TikTok. 

We look forward to working with you soon!

OUR PRACTICE

Latest Clinic News:

 

Sensory system overload.

April 16, 2024

When our sensory systems are overloaded we cannot…

  • Make good choices

  • Think flexibly

  • Control our impulses

  • Problem solve

  • Focus on a task

Occupational Therapists can support children by: 

  • Putting accommodations in place to reduce stressors

  • Coach on regulation strategies to facilitate sense of safety

  • Provide tools that teach comfort, self esteem and self advocacy 

Call our team today at (920) 803-1617 to get started with OT!.


Understanding Speech Development in 2-Year-Olds: When to Consider Speech Therapy

Jan 13, 2024

As your child grows and develops, you may find yourself wondering

about their speech development. One question that often arises is

whether a two-year-old should attend speech therapy. At the age of

two, children typically have a vocabulary of around 50 to 200 words and are beginning to combine words into two-word phrases.  Here are

some signs that may indicate a need for speech therapy:

  • Limited Vocabulary: If your child has a very small vocabulary or is not adding new words regularly, it could be a sign of a speech delay.

  • Difficulty Being Understood: If others have trouble understanding your child’s speech, especially unfamiliar listeners, it may be an indication of articulation or phonological disorders.

  • Lack of Social Interaction: Difficulty engaging in conversations, responding to questions, or initiating communication with others could suggest communication challenges.

  • Frustration or Behavioral Issues: Children who struggle to communicate effectively may become frustrated, leading to tantrums or behavioral issues.

  • Family History: If there is a family history of speech or language disorders, your child may be at a higher risk and could benefit from early intervention.

Early intervention is key in addressing speech and language delays, as

it can significantly improve outcomes and help your child develop

strong communication skills. Speech therapy for two-year-olds often

involves fun, play-based activities designed to promote speech and

language development in a supportive environment. Call us today to

schedule a speech therapy screrening or evaluation!

Moving Through Chronic Pain:

Strategies for Incorporating Movement into Your Daily Routine

Dec 20, 2023

 

We’re sharing several strategies to be able to easily incorporate movement into your daily routine:

  1. Break Tasks into Manageable Segments: Instead of tackling chores or tasks all at once, break them down into smaller, more manageable segments. For example, instead of cleaning the entire house in one go, focus on one room at a time and take short breaks in between to rest and stretch.

  2. Use Adaptive Equipment: Utilize adaptive equipment or assistive devices to make daily activities easier and less painful. For instance, using a long-handled reacher or grabber can help you pick up objects from the floor without bending over, reducing strain on your back.

  3. Incorporate Stretching Breaks: Take regular breaks throughout the day to stretch and move your body. Simple stretches can help alleviate muscle tension and improve flexibility. Set a timer or use cues like commercial breaks to remind yourself to stretch.

  4. Alternate Between Activities: Alternate between different types of activities throughout the day to prevent overexertion and reduce the risk of repetitive strain injuries. For example, if you've been sitting for a while, take a break to stand up and move around, or switch between tasks that involve different muscle groups.

By incorporating these strategies into your daily routine, you can help improve chronic pain while staying active. As always, listen to your body and adjust activities as needed to avoid overexertion and discomfort.

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