Infant and Toddler Program

Infant and Toddler Program

From the very beginning, the body was designed to be able to regulate and soothe itself. Babies who have feeding or sensory issues, are colicky, have sleep difficulties or torticollis may struggle with self-regulation and be unable to settle into a consistent routine. This is disruptive for the parent and child alike, but beyond the exhaustion, it interferes with the baby’s ability to learn and interact with others.

Amaryllis Therapy Network employs highly qualified occupational and physical therapists and speech-language pathologists who can combine their OT, PT or SLP services with complementary therapies like massage, craniosacral therapy, oral motor and neurovascular therapy. These manual therapies emphasize the brain-body connection and help the brain stimulate correct muscles and open restrictions so that there is optimal blood and lymph flow. This can help develop important sensory motor patterns for feeding, gross, and fine motor development.

Amaryllis Therapy Network offers several different services to help the baby who, for whatever reason, is struggling to regulate herself. The issues may include, but are not limited to:

  • recovering from birth trauma
  • sensory issues such as not wanting to be held
  • feeding issues with breast, bottle or the introduction of solids
  • tongue and lip-tie, before and after release care
  • colic
  • sleep issues

Often parents have a gut feeling that their baby is struggling more than they need to. It may be that the baby doesn’t seem to feel comfortable in his or her own skin. The baby may startle easily, seem overwhelmed by sights and sounds or cry frequently. We work with parents to determine the best therapy or class for their child.