Therapy for Other Genetic Conditions
in Massapequa & East Northport, NY

Children with certain genetic conditions often need extra support to overcome developmental difficulties. That’s why Sensational Development offers personalized therapeutic interventions to improve the overall wellbeing of children, teens, and young adults in our community. Keep reading to learn more about the different genetic conditions our pediatric therapists can treat to help your child thrive.

What Genetic Conditions Can Pediatric Therapists Treat?

While many people already know that pediatric therapists can help with conditions like Down syndrome and cerebral palsy, most don’t realize that we can treat much more than that. Our therapists can treat any condition that impacts a child’s ability to participate in daily activities. Using proven, play-based interventions, we help children improve their movement, cognitive function, sensory processing, and many other developmental skills. 

Below are some examples of conditions that our expert therapists have treated, but keep in mind that this is not an exhaustive list. If your child has a condition that isn’t mentioned here, give us a call to find out how we can help. 

What Is Williams Syndrome?

Williams syndrome, also called Williams-Beuren syndrome, is a rare genetic condition that affects a child’s development and growth. It happens due to missing a part of chromosome number 7. Common symptoms include:

  • Unique facial features (such as larger ears or an upturned nose)
  • Farsightedness
  • Too much calcium in the blood and urine
  • Developmental delays Early puberty
  • Social and friendly personality
  • Small teeth or poor enamel
  • Chronic ear infections

What Is Angelman Syndrome?

Angelman syndrome is a rare genetic disorder that affects the nervous system. It is a condition that develops in the womb due to spontaneous gene mutation. Common symptoms include:

  • Developmental delays, especially with speech
  • Learning disorders
  • Seizures
  • Unsteady movement or poor coordination
  • Happy attitude with frequent laughter
  • Unique facial features (such as a wide mouth or small head)
  • Difficulty with sleep

What Is Prader-Willi Syndrome?

Prader-Willi syndrome is a rare genetic condition that affects the body’s metabolism. It occurs when there is a change to chromosome number 15 during development in the womb. Common symptoms include:

  • Low muscle tone
  • Insatiable appetite
  • Behavioral challenges such as temper tantrums
  • Learning disorders
  • Excessive tiredness
  • Unique facial features (such as almond-shaped eyes or short height)

What Is Fragile X Syndrome?

Fragile X syndrome is a rare genetic condition that is inherited when either the mother or father is a carrier of a specific mutated gene. Common symptoms include:

  • Learning disorders
  • Social and communication challenges
  • Hyperactivity and impulsive behavior
  • Low muscle tone
  • Sensory processing disorder
  • Developmental delays
  • Unique physical features (such as flat feet or crossed eyes)

Benefits of Pediatric Occupational Therapy and Sensory Integration Therapy

At Sensational Development, our experienced pediatric therapists do thorough evaluations to create tailored treatment plans for children with genetic conditions. Our play-based therapy techniques focus on developing essential skills for a higher quality of life, such as: 

  • Fine and gross motor skills
  • Cognitive (thinking) skills
  • Social and communication skills
  • Emotional and behavioral regulation skills

Schedule an Appointment Today

If your child has a genetic condition, our expert pediatric therapists at Sensational Development can help. Give us a call at (516) 799-2900 to schedule an evaluation, and we’ll work with you to empower your child to achieve a sensational future.