Pediatric Occupational, Physical, and Speech Therapy
Danielle Saunders Mixon, LOTR
Owner of Pediatric Therapy Solutions
Developmental Learning Specialist
Hi! I am Danielle Mixon, owner of Pediatric Therapy Solutions, and I'm thrilled to be able to offer outpatient pediatric therapy to the children of Ascension parish and the surrounding areas! I am an occupational therapist with over 19 years of experience working with children and adult populations in a variety of settings. I have experience working in pediatric outpatient clinics, as well as in the public school system. Through my work, I've noticed that although our community has many children with developmental challenges, until now, there have been no outpatient therapy services available in Ascension parish. Parents were having to drive to Baton Rouge or further for outpatient therapy, and too many children just weren't able to get the early intervention that they needed.
In addition to being an occupational therapist, I am also a parent of a child with developmental challenges. Having a child with challenges and facing the same obstacles that the parents of the children that I work with face has changed the way that I practice therapy. I realize now more than ever that every child is truly unique and has unique difficulties that must be addressed in a way that works for that child. Through research, consulting with other pediatric professionals, and an extensive amount of training, I have learned about many different techniques and strategies that have proven to be effective with treating children with various challenges. One method in particular, the Masgutova Method (MNRI- Masgutova Neuro Sensory Motor Reflex Integration), has been life changing for my son. The use of these techniques often results in global improvements in children, and it was the key to my son's ability to overcome his physical, mental and emotional challenges. There were many other important factors, but when we started MNRI, his life started to change. He has made astounding progress, and is currently a happy, smart child who is doing well in school. This would certainly not have been the case without effective early intervention.
It was through my personal experience with having a child with challenges, as well as seeing a growing need in our community that lead me to decide to open Pediatric Therapy Solutions.
At Pediatric Therapy Solutions (PTS), we work with children with mild to severe challenges, including everything from problems in school such as poor handwriting, difficulty copying from the board, focus and attention difficulties, unusual behaviors, to Autism Spectrum Disorders, Sensory Processing Disorder, ADHD, Cerebral Palsy, Developmental Delays, Dysgraphia, Speech delays and challenges, Social Skills challenges, and Fine Motor concerns.
After a thorough initial evaluation, an individualized therapy program is designed for each child. Our therapists are some of the only therapists in this area to have extensive training in the Masgutova Method, which has proven to result in global overall improvements in function. For more information on this intervention, visit the website at www.Masgutovamethod.com.
At Pediatric Therapy Solutions, we treat every child like we would our own, and offer one-on-one treatment sessions that include educating parents on interventions that they can do at home to maximize their child's potential. I believe wholeheartedly, and I speak from experience, that EFFECTIVE early intervention is the KEY to unlocking each child's full potential in life.
If you feel that your child has potential that has not been unlocked, I encourage you to contact us to schedule an evaluation. Your child may have an abundance of potential just waiting to show it's shining face!