"Our mission: to give hope to Latino children with developmental delays"
- Therapitas -
Recent research has shown that Latino children with developmental delays are more likely to be unidentified until much later in childhood, and even then, they have limited resources for appropriate treatment. With the proper tools and education, there are three main areas that are vital in the early intervention process:
Therapists able to diagnose and treat in a child's language are more effective and truly understand his or her needs.
Primary Care Physicians who understand key milestones in bilingual development catch issues earlier.
When schools know what to look for, they are better able to evaluate students and refer them to the appropriate specialist.
While our outpatient clinics solve one of these four problems (lack of specialists for the Latino population) we believe that to truly complete our mission Therapitas must be involved in removing all barriers affecting Latino children with developmental delays. Community education of parents, schools, doctors offices and non-profit agencies is an essential part of this fight.
At Therapitas we offer:
In the Spring of 2015 we will be releasing our “Resources” page at therapitas.com with videos, flyers, articles, and apps that families, doctors, schools and other SLPs can access to better serve our children. In addition, we are working on a couple of key partnerships with other like-minded organizations to join us in this fight to ensure that all Latino children with developmental delays are given the best chance for a full and developed childhood.
“I love when I am able to help a child reach that next milestone in their speech development.”
“Speech is so important to a child’s development and I love being a part of that.”
“Every child we see is very important and deserves the best care possible.”
“Each child I see is a new chance to provide hope to a family that may feel hopeless.”
“I am passionate about mentoring young clinicians and helping them find their passions. “
“I love having the opportunity to serve our families in many different ways. It’s all about the kids!”
“I always want to feel that I am providing sufficient support for my parents as we work together. “
“I find it so rewarding to help these younger ones say new sounds and words they have never said before!”