If you’ve come to this page looking for pediatric therapy in Peoria IL, you’ve come to the right place. Mueller Pediatric Therapy is the trusted practice in the area when it comes to therapy services, and we can’t wait to meet you. Visit our “Contact Us” page and we’ll be sure to answer any questions you have along the way.

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Of course, there are some immediate questions you may have, and remember, there’s no such thing as a stupid question. We’ve answered a few here in hopes of providing you with additional peace of mind. Pediatric therapy is one of the many services we provide for families in Peoria IL.

What is Pediatric Therapy?

Pediatric therapy encompasses lots of different types of care, but it doesn’t have to be overwhelming to get the quality care you need for your child. To keep it simple, pediatric therapy is the process of preventing, treating or improving a condition that your child may have. This may involve behavioral therapy counseling or the treatment of a specific area that is challenging for the child. Though there are many types of therapy for various issues like physical, emotional, verbal, behavioral, or social-emotional, the overall goal is to improve the quality of life of your child. Below are the four most common categories that your child can be evaluated and treated for.

Types of Pediatric Therapy In Peoria IL:

  • Occupational: This refers to the use of activities and treatments to train children to successfully do everyday tasks. These tasks could be anything from getting better at getting ready for school or learning how to partake in social activities. This will benefit the child in many ways and improve their independence, self-confidence and set them up for the future. We focus on assessing and developing their motor skills and sensory development. Learn more below.
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  • Physical: Pediatric physical therapy is primarily used to improve the motor skill of the child but can also be used to treat poor posture, balance, and strength. Physical, as with other therapies, is important to implement at the first sign of poor physical ability in an everyday task. As the child grows, their problem has the possibility to worsen based on the complexity of the condition. A common issue occurs with eating. See our Feeding Therapy page to learn more. The purpose of physical therapy treatment is to bring the child to where they can physically be independent of constant assistance.
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  • Speech: Speech therapy is another important aspect of therapy for children. The reason being that speech and language problems tend to carry on throughout one’s life unless treated at the source early on. Many communication issues that older children and adults have today could have been treated during early childhood with pediatric speech therapy. Speech therapy will discover the root of the speech, language, feeding, and overall communication issue in order to train the child in the correct manner.
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  • Behavioral: Behavioral counseling therapy is crucial for the development of young children that face a developmental disability. While they may have some combination of the three struggles mentioned above, our services in this area are unique: read about our Autism-Spectrum Therapy and Early Developmental Therapy for children under 3 years of age. Even if your child does not have autism, they may well develop social-emotional conditions that keep them from truly expressing themselves or may keep them distant to family members. Find support here.
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Trusting someone with the development of their child can be scary, but we at Mueller Pediatric want you to feel comfortable and assured choosing us. We provide the best pediatric therapy services in Peoria IL, and we’ll prove it to you.

 

Pediatric Therapist and child in therapy in Peoria ILChildren deserve the best care possible when it comes to pediatric therapy services in Peoria IL. We want you to feel comfortable trusting Mueller Pediatric Therapy in providing therapy services to your loved one.

 

Though your child may suffer from one condition, pediatric therapy contains many types of therapy. You can be assured that no matter what conditions your child has, they can all be treated and improved. Any of the above categories will have an effect on your child's behavior. Behavioral Therapy is typically one of our recommended services after conduction a screening.

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Autism Spectrum Disorder-Developmental Therapy

If a child is on the autism spectrum, they can be placed together with a developmental-behavioral therapist who specializes in autism. These children receive specialized care to develop a personalized plan to treat your child. This therapy’s goal is to help your child treat their respective condition with personalized care.

Pediatric Feeding Therapy

This form of therapy for children for those who have trouble swallowing in general. Everything from feeding tubes to oral feeding assistance is included in this therapy. Each type of therapy is formed to fit the specific child’s needs. Some children experience problems with feeding due to the textures, lack of diversified diet and more. Many specialists use interactive food activities to motivate the child to successful eating habits.

Physical Therapy

Physical therapy focuses on evaluating and treating the functional skills of your child. This includes motor skills, general mobility and overall ability to function independently. Allowing your child to be physically independent is key to the long-term success of your child. Do not wait until the problems get worse, invest in therapy for your child. 

 

Pediatric Therapy Services In Peoria IL

Let’s face it: finding a trusted therapy service for a child in need is difficult. We are one of the only Private Pediatric Agencies in all of Peoria IL. Children deserve the best care possible when it comes to pediatric therapy services in Peoria ILWe want you to feel comfortable trusting Mueller Pediatric Therapy in providing therapy services to your loved one.

Pediatric Therapy, Screenings and Counseling

See What Our Clients Think

"Amy Hopkins has been here with our family from the beginning. She made a family connection that will last a lifetime!!! Don't know what I would do without her. She didn't care that Kayden was under the table playing in dirt!"

- Erin Faw

"It is so hard to believe our last therapy is this week. We had a wonderful therapist who has done all the hard stuff for our future therapist."

- Bobbie Conover

"My six-year-old Autistic daughter has been receiving speech services from Mueller Pediatric Therapy since she was in Early Intervention. We were so pleased with Emma's work with her at the end of EI that we decided to keep her working with her. Since then, we have seen so much progress in our daughter's ability to not only talk (as she was barely talking upon entering EI) but to understand language and use it appropriately to make requests, express herself and interact with peers. The office staff has also been great in helping us navigate difficulties in dealing with our insurance provider. I recommend Mueller Pediatric Therapy to anyone I know who is looking for services to help children with delays."

- Alysia Short

"Our family has chosen Mueller Pediatric Therapy to serve our two children over the past 5 years. We've had 4 amazing therapists and great experiences with the company. We truly believe they choose the best to work and teach both children, and their families. The personal experiences and relationships we've witnessed make me proud to refer this company."

- Holly K.

"Mueller Pediatric Therapy was a great help to my son when our previous speech therapist fell short of our expectations. The owner, Erin Mueller, took a personal interest in my son’s case and assigned the therapist she felt would be the best fit for my son’s needs. Vicky jumped right in and within the first session had a diagnosis and therapy plan to go forward. We received more personalized treatment in the first month than we had in 6 months with our previous therapist. Vicky had a vast amount of experience that was evident in the way she worked with my son and the knowledge she was able to pass on to me about my son’s condition. She was so personal and easy to work with. I would recommend Vicky and Mueller Pediatric Therapy to anyone looking for a fresh start to their therapy needs."

- T.C.

"We have chosen Mueller Pediatric Therapy for all 4 of our children. Over the past 9 years we have utilized their amazing speech therapists to work with our boys while they were going through Early Invention. They have given them the skills and tools they need to jump start their speech and be able to start school with the confidence they need to succeed. They are now in 6th, 4th, and 1st grade and doing fantastic. My daughter is 4 1/2, autistic, and has been with Mueller since Early Intervention. When she started she was non-verbal, had no real interactions with others and was very withdrawn. In 2 short years she had become a totally different girl. With Mueller's speech, speech group, and OT services she has thrived. She greets people when she sees them, wants to play with others, and just over the last 3 months has started talking. I owe so much to the ladies at Mueller who have taught my kids, stood up for them, cheered them on and pushed them to become better! I would recommend them all day because without them, my children wouldn't be who they are today."

- Erin C.

"Graeme started speech services with Mueller about a year ago. The difference it has made! He speaks so much more and really enjoys time with his teacher Miss Maggie. He looks forward to his sessions. I know both Graeme and I will be sad when he is too old to continue."

- C. E.

"Erin is a very gifted and talented speech therapist. I was constantly amazed at her understanding of how sounds are formed and further amazed at her ability to accurately know which sounds my son was articulating and which sounds needed help. He constantly progressed while under her instruction. Furthermore, Erin truly cared about his development and ability to accomplish sounds. It wasn’t just a “job” to her, she cared, at a personal level, about his development. I was excited when Erin started Mueller Pediatric Therapy. The more people she could touch through her services and through her therapists, the more families that would be blessed."

- Dorine Aberle

Miss Emma (speech), Miss Jamie (previous OT), and Miss Amy (DT) have been so great with me and my son over the years. They have always had interest in what works best for us and listening to my son's cues and what he needs, how he learns best. Greyson has not always been the most willing to do things that come harder for him, but with the help from this staff, their consistent care and patient minds, he is thriving and has come leaps and bounds from where he first started. We are thankful, grateful and blessed to have these professionals in our corner. Thank you so much for all you do for us!

- Jenna Darnell

I would highly recommend my daughter's Speech Therapist, Brittany Hoffmire, because she was wonderful with Mackenzie. She really related to her and really connected with my child by catering to her needs, moods, and her actions on the day of her therapy session. Brittany was constantly working hard with my daughter and always made her laugh and smile. Brittany and Mackenzie had a wonderful connection of which I had never seen with any of her other therapists. Brittany has a wonderful and outgoing personality which really showed when she was working with my daughter. My daughter always looked forward to when Miss Brittany came to her house and always hated to see her leave. I would highly recommend Brittany Hoffmire to any parents looking for a speech therapist because of her awesome ability to work and relate to kids. Thank you very much Brittany for making a difference in my daughter's life and with her speech. You are one in a million. Keep up the awesome work you are doing!! Thank you!

- Nicole Berg

About Us

Mueller Pediatric Therapy, Ltd., was established by Erin Mueller, Speech-Language Pathologist, in 2008. MPT is passionate about providing quality Pediatric Therapy Services. We are the leading Pediatric Therapy Agency in Central Illinois offering a wide array of services for children ages Birth-18 years. We look forward to working with you and your child!

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