Don't Take Our Word For It! Physical therapy and more.

Friday, Feb 17, 2017 by Child & Family Development

Gail Fennimore PT PCS C/NDT works at Child and Family Development- Midtown and knows that sometimes the job includes more than physical therapy expertise. 

A recent client survey included this comment: "Gail has been wonderful to work with our insurance company.  She has gone above and beyond with trying to get coverage for our son!”

Read more about our physical therapists here.          

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Topics: C&FD Physical Therapy Services, Gail Fennimore, C&FD Testimonials

Don't Take Our Word For It! Above & Beyond Psycho-Educational Service

Friday, Jan 6, 2017 by Child & Family Development

Educator, Jessica DeLing MEd and psychologist, Devon Redmond PhD work in tandem regularly at Child and Family Development- Midtown to provide psychoeducational assessments to children, teens and young adults.  

A recent client survey included this comment: "We are very pleased with the services we received at C&FD!  Their experts gave so much clarification to what is going on with our son.  They truly went above and beyond to help us.  Thank you!”

Read more about psychoeducational evaluations here.          

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Topics: Jessica DeLing, Devon Redmond, C&FD Educational Services, C&FD Psychological Services, C&FD Testimonials

Don't Take Our Word For It! Wonderful PT service

Thursday, Dec 22, 2016 by Child & Family Development

Jessica Turchin MPT ATRIC is a physical therapist at Child and Family Development- Pineville office. 

A recent client survey included a nice compliment: "Everything was WONDERFUL!  Thank you!”

Read more about Jessica's expertise and approach to pediatric therapy here.         

Have a question about developmental milestones? 704-541-9080 Call to schedule a free phone consultation with a  Physical Therapist

  

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Topics: Jessica Turchin, C&FD Physical Therapy Services, C&FD Testimonials

Don't Take Our Word For It! Knowledge & Experience

Wednesday, Nov 23, 2016 by Child & Family Development

Ann Guild MA CCC-SLP is a speech therapist and a swallowing/ feeding difficulties specialist at Child and Family Development- Midtown office. 

A recent client survey provided this praise: "We were extremely pleased with the speech therapy our son received.  Ann is very knowledgeable and experienced.”

Read more about Ann's approach to pediatric therapy here.       

Have a question about developmental milestones? 704-541-9080 Call to schedule a free phone consultation with a  Speech Therapist   

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Topics: Ann Guild, C&FD Speech Therapy Services, C&FD Testimonials

Don't Take Our Word For It! no occupational therapy recommended

Tuesday, Nov 1, 2016 by Child & Family Development

Abbey Wash MOT OTR/L is an occupational therapist at Child and Family Development- Midtown office. 

A recent client survey provided this praise: "Abbey Wash as a pleasure.  Fortunately, we did not need occupational therapy, but she was wonderful during the evaluation.”

Read more about Abbey's approach to pediatric therapy here.      

Have a question about developmental milestones? 704-541-9080 Call to schedule a free phone consultation with a  Occupational Therapist   

 

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Topics: Abbey Wash, C&FD Occupational Therapy Services, C&FD Testimonials

Charlotte Observer story of perseverance that includes C&FD occupational therapist & physical therapist

Monday, Oct 24, 2016 by Child & Family Development

 

Child and Family Development is so proud to be part of this story of perseverance!

Please read the piece by Scott Fowler in Charlotte Observer October 23 edition: http://www.charlotteobserver.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/scott-fowler/article109620807.html

Two of our pediatric therapists were included and the author did a beautiful job capturing the joy of small successes of therapy sessions:

  Read more about C&FD in the news here.

SEEN & HEARD

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Topics: Amy Sturkey, C&FD Physical Therapy Services, Abbey Wash, C&FD Occupational Therapy Services, C&FD Testimonials

Don't Take Our Word For It! Occupational Therapy ideas & help

Monday, Oct 17, 2016 by Child & Family Development

Lindsay Mueller MS OTR/L is an occupational therapist at Child and Family Development- Pineville office. 

A recent client survey provided this praise: "We have been very happy with the ideas and help from Lindsay.  She is really great with our daughter!”

Read more about Lindsay's approach to pediatric therapy here.     

Have a question about developmental milestones? 704-541-9080 Call to schedule a free phone consultation with a  Occupational Therapist   

 

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Topics: C&FD Occupational Therapy Services, C&FD Testimonials

Don't Take Our Word For It: occupational therapy expertise & service

Wednesday, Oct 5, 2016 by Child & Family Development

Kim Toomer, MOT, OTR/L is an occupational therapist at the Pineville office of Child and Family Development.  Recently, a parent survey yielded the nicest of words:   

“I am extremely pleased with the our experience so far! Thank you!”

We love this affirming feedback about our occupational therapy expertise and service!   

Have a question about developmental milestones? 704-541-9080 Call to schedule a free phone consultation with a  Occupational Therapist

 

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Topics: C&FD Occupational Therapy Services, C&FD Testimonials, Kim Toomer

C&FD is celebrating 36 years in 2016

Monday, Oct 3, 2016 by Child & Family Development

In October 1980, Child and Family Development opened a multidisciplinary therapy practice that was the first of its kind in the region. 

This month, we are marking 36 years of service!

We remain the only private practice in town with a large team of experts working as one group to improve the lives of children, teens and young adults.  Each day, hundreds of families enter the doors of our two offices in Charlotte and Pineville.

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Don't Take Our Word For It! one of the best physical therapists around

Tuesday, Sep 20, 2016 by Child & Family Development

Gail Fennimore, PT PCS C/NDT is one of the most experienced and tenured physical therapists at Child and Family Development. 

A recent client survey provided this praise: "Gail Fennimore is so much better than my son's prior PTs.  Gail is very knowledgeable and personable and is really addressing his needs well.”

Read more about Gail's approach to pediatric therapy here.     

Have a question about developmental milestones? 704-541-9080 Call to schedule a free phone consultation with a  Physical Therapist

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Topics: C&FD Physical Therapy Services, Gail Fennimore, C&FD Testimonials

Don't Take Our Word For It! Physical Therapy praise

Wednesday, Jul 27, 2016 by Child & Family Development

Amy Sturkey, PT C/NDT is one of the most experienced and tenured physical therapists at Child and Family Development. 

A recent client survey provided this praise: "We are extremely pleased with our physical therapist and with C&FD!”

Read more about Amy's approach to pediatric therapy here.     

Have a question about developmental milestones? 704-541-9080 Call to schedule a free phone consultation with a  Physical Therapist

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Topics: Amy Sturkey, C&FD Physical Therapy Services, C&FD Testimonials

Don't Take Our Word For It: Occupational Therapist Pomp & Circumstance

Wednesday, Jul 20, 2016 by Child & Family Development

Jessica Hoffarth, MS, OTR/L is an occupational therapist at the Midtown office of Child and Family Development.  

Earlier this summer, a discharged client shared this adorable photo and message about their son:   

"Look who's graduating from preschool! He is doing great! He only receives speech therapy at school and no longer qualifies for OT! He's writing and going to a regular kinder class. Thank you for giving him such a wonderful foundation when he was a toddler. I think he was about 20 months old when he started OT? You were a huge part of his success. He has come such a long way from running around in circles and not talking."

"He has surpassed every goal that has been set for him and we are so proud of him. Now we just need to work on teaching him to tie his shoes! I guess that will be our summer project. Ha!"

Have a question about developmental milestones? 704-541-9080 Call to schedule a free phone consultation with a  Occupational Therapist

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Topics: Jessica Hoffarth, C&FD Occupational Therapy Services, C&FD Testimonials

Don't Take Our Word For It: impressive impression by speech therapist

Friday, Jul 8, 2016 by Child & Family Development

Lisa Peterson, MS, CCC-SLP is a speech therapist who provides off site services for Child and Family Development.  Recently, a parent survey yielded some awesome compliments: 

  • "Highly impressed" 
  • "She projects a sincere interest in the client."   
  • "Lisa is warm, friendly, knowledgeable and professional." 

Thanks for noticing those wonderful attributes! 

Have a question about developmental milestones? 704-541-9080 Call to schedule a free phone consultation with a  Speech Therapist

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Topics: C&FD Speech Therapy Services, C&FD Testimonials, Lisa Peterson

Don't Take Our Word For It: compliments for the speech therapist

Tuesday, Jun 21, 2016 by Child & Family Development

Kristin Lyman, MA, CCC-SLP is a speech therapist at the Pineville office of Child and Family Development.  Recently, a parent survey yielded some awesome compliments about the therapist!

  • Kristin has been amazing to work with so far.
  • She is detailed and communication is excellent. 
  • Kristin has helped me understand what and why we need to do with our son’s development.

This is what pediatric speech therapy is all about!  

Have a question about developmental milestones? 704-541-9080 Call to schedule a free phone consultation with a  Speech Therapist

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Topics: C&FD Speech Therapy Services, C&FD Testimonials, Kristin Lyman

Don't Take Our Word For It: improvements from occupational therapy

Friday, May 27, 2016 by Child & Family Development

Melissa Petcu, MS, OTR/L is an occupational therapist at the Midtown office of Child and Family Development.  Recently, a parent sent her an affirming and kind note!  

Here is a paraphrased excerpt: 

It's always a challenge to talk at the end of appointments but I wanted to thank you and tell you how much we appreciate all of the hard work you have put in.  We are really starting to see a lot of good progress and change with him which I'm sure a direct reflection of your OT sessions. His teacher showed me all of the art work he's been doing lately.  The feedback I've heard is he is also participating more.  I've seen a lot of progress at gymnastics. He's doing much better at home too.  He loves playing with Legos and he's getting better at putting the small pieces together.  So, thanks again for all of your hard work and we look forward to continuing on and seeing more great change!

This is what occupational therapy is all about!  

Have a question about developmental milestones? 704-541-9080 Call to schedule a free phone consultation with a  Occupational Therapist

 

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Topics: Melissa Petcu, C&FD Occupational Therapy Services, C&FD Testimonials

Don't Take Our Word For It: benefits of psychoeducational evaluations

Wednesday, Mar 30, 2016 by Child & Family Development

Mo Froneberger MAT, educational specialist and Amanda Cummings PhD, psychologist at the Pineville office of Child and Family Development work together frequently to provide diagnostic evaluations and therapeutic support to students- children, teens and young adults- and parents.    

Recently, they completed a multidisciplinary assessment.  The family shared:

"Thank you for helping our family get answers to our daughter's learning disability, offering wonderful suggestions and being available for follow-up questions."

Our team of educators and psychologists are ready to help your student too! Learn more about our psychoeducational assessments here

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Topics: Mary Froneberger, C&FD Educational Services, C&FD Psychological Services, C&FD Testimonials

Don't Take Our Word For It: Doc Office Do's

Tuesday, Mar 22, 2016 by Child & Family Development

We were so pleased to receive this feedback from a busy Charlotte doctor's office.  The referral coordinator shared:

“I love when I get a referral for evaluations or therapy to Child and Family Development.  You all are the best.  I know it’s going to get taken care of when I send a family to you.”

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Don't Take Our Word For It: Educational Specialist helps family with academic success

Thursday, Mar 10, 2016 by Child & Family Development

Marie (Pacini) Arrington MAT is an Educational Specialist at the Pineville office of Child and Family Development.  She works with children, teens and young adults, providing diagnostic evaluations and educational support to students and parents.    

Recently, Marie received a wonderful note just after discharging someone.  The family shared:

"I want you to know you played a huge role in getting <my son> to where he is today.  You’ve been a great teacher and encouragement to him.  You’ve been a guide, support, ear to listen to my frustrations and an encouragement to me too.  You’re great at what you do and I’ve valued your input over the years more than anyone else.  It’s just crazy how many doors were opened along the way, each person we met leading us to someone else, and you being one of those special people.  Thank you just doesn’t seem sufficient, but we so appreciate all that you’ve done for us.  I will miss you but I’m sure we’ll see you again.  I need to work out summer camps, and maybe we’ll do something educational too."

Marie and the other members of the pediatric therapy team are ready to help your student too! 

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Topics: Marie Arrington, C&FD Educational Services, C&FD Testimonials

Don't Take Our Word For It! Physical therapy for pelvic floor and core improvements.

Thursday, Feb 4, 2016 by Child & Family Development

Gail Fennimore, PT PCS is one of the most experienced and tenured physical therapists at Child  and Family Development.  In addition to her pediatric clinical specialist (PCS) certification, Gail has specialized training in pelvic floor dysfunction training and offers evaluations and treatment for related conditions.      

Recently, one mother expressed how these services benefited her child. She shares... 

When my daughter was 5 years old, she was diagnosed with Tethered Cord Syndrome and had surgery on her spinal cord to relieve pressure on the nerves going to her bladder and causing constant incontinence.  The surgery was successful, however, over the next year she had lasting problems from what we assumed was nerve damage.  The only diagnosis the urologist could give for the remaining incontinence was Overactive Bladder Syndrome and we put her on medication for that.  However, the medicine did not help.  In fact, it made the symptoms worse so we had to take her off of it.  The more I learned about Overactive Bladder Syndrome I did not feel that this was the correct diagnoses for my daughters remaining symptoms.  

After realizing the neurosurgeon and urologist had done all they could do medically, we started searching for other answers and are so blessed to have found Gail Fennimore.  She has helped us realize that the lasting incontinence is largely caused by my daughter not having been able to develop proper use of her pelvic floor and surrounding core muscles for years leading up to the spinal cord surgery. Through physical therapy with Gail, we have seen significant improvement in my daughter's ability to recognize and control her bladder functions.  She has also worked on her core strength, which we didn't even know had also been impacted due to the tethered cord. 

We are very thankful for the services and wealth of knowledge Gail Fennimore has provided, not only to my daughter, but to our entire family!  

Read more about Gail's expertise in pelvic floor dysfunction here.    

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Topics: C&FD Physical Therapy Services, Gail Fennimore, C&FD Testimonials

Don't Take Our Word For It: Educational Specialist finds a (Learning) Ally in parents

Wednesday, Dec 23, 2015 by Child & Family Development

Mary "Mo" Froneberger MAT is an Educational Specialist at the Pineville office of Child and Family Development.  

She works with children, teens and young adults, providing diagnostic evaluations and often making community recommendations.  A common suggestion is Learning Ally, a program that offers audiobooks to people with dyslexia and other learning differences.  

Recently, Mo received a note from the parents of a middle schooler she tested earlier this year.  Her comprehensive report included testing results as well as home and classroom ideas.  The family shared:

"...Learning Ally has been the best tool to help [our son] achieve confidence, a joy or reading and improvement in reading skills. This program...has been extremely beneficial to all of us and our well being.  Thank you for introducing it to us!" 

Mo and the other members of the pediatric therapy team are ready to help your student too! 

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Topics: Mary Froneberger, C&FD Educational Services, C&FD Testimonials

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