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Adult & Child Therapy Services sees 25 percent growth

Published: Monday, July 1, 2013 1:00 p.m. CDT • Updated: Tuesday, July 9, 2013 10:44 p.m. CDT

WOODSTOCK – During the first six months of 2013, Adult & Child Therapy Services saw a 25 percent growth in therapy it provides compared with last year.

Adult & Child Therapy Services was able to provide nearly 1,600 hours of therapy and service over the past six months to 1,250 hours in the same period last year.

The agency provides physical, speech and occupational therapy to more than 300 men, women and children in the community.

“We have doubled the number of kids we are able to see with the addition of two new language pathologists,” said John Buckley, the agency’s executive director.

One new speech pathologist is part time and the other is full time. Previously, the agency had only one speech pathologist, Buckley said.

Adult & Child Therapy Services also recently implemented the Transition Exercise Program, which is geared toward former patients as a way to continue progress in physical therapy.

“There are patients we had for physical therapy which we no longer saw,” Buckley said. “In order to sustain their therapy, we came up with the Transition Exercise Program. It gives those who need help exercising a safe environment to do so because it is aided by a therapist.

“Our goal is to serve the community and help as many people as possible. We want kids to meet their developmental goals and seniors to be able to stay in their homes longer, allowing for better quality of life,” he said.

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