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In addition to treatment, your baby’s healthcare provider may recommend several therapies. These include:

  • Psychosocial therapy: Psychosocial therapists (social workers) provide mental health support for you, your child and the rest of your family.
  • Genetic counseling: Genetic counselors can confirm your baby’s diagnosis and offer counseling.
  • Physical therapy: Physical therapists help with physical exercises to stretch and strengthen your child’s muscles and tendons.
  • Occupational therapy: Occupational therapists help with fine motor skills, visual perception, cognitive reasoning and sensory processing.
  • Speech therapy: Speech therapists help with speech, language, communication, and feeding and swallowing skills.