Pediatricians Urged To Coordinate Therapy For Kids With Disabilities
[Source: Disability Scoop]
Doctors are being told to do more to ensure that children with disabilities have access to needed therapies while steering clear of unproven treatments.
In a report out Monday from the American Academy of Pediatrics, physicians are being encouraged to coordinate care with physical, occupational and speech therapists so that kids with disabilities can gain or recover important skills.
“The goals we have for children with disabilities are the same goals we have for all children — for them to be happy, healthy and able to participate fully in life,” said Dr. Amy J. Houtrow, lead author of the report. “Physical, occupational and speech therapy can help children reach these goals by developing new skills, regain lost skills and accommodate for skills that may not be developed or regained.”
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