Author: Ericka Garcia, Esq., Director of Pro Bono Partnerships Florida Bar Foundation

Getting Kids on Target: Special Developmental Therapies for Extra-Special Kids

If you have ever raised or spent time with a child with developmental delays, then you understand just how essential securing specific medical services are for these medically-needy children. Among the most beneficial services for children who are not on target are developmental therapies: speech, occupational, and physical therapies, designed to help children catch up to their peers. These therapies are crucial, especially when one considers that children with developmental delays are three times more likely to be abandoned, abused, or neglected. This is primarily attributable to nonverbal children being unable to report abuse and the additional strain placed...

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