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CME can work with children from birth to eighteen years old.

There are a couple of ways.

  1. Consult with your child’s pediatrician about the concerns you are having, and ask him/her to send CME a referral to evaluate your child.
  2. Simply call CME’s administration office, and a representative would be happy to take your child’s information. At this point, CME will send your child’s PCP a request to evaluate in one or more areas that concern you.
We can definitely do this through a preliminary screening. CME will screen your child, free of cost! Upon screening, we will discuss with you the area(s) of concern. Then, with parental permission, CME will contact your child’s doctor to obtain a prescription for a formal evaluation.
  1. If your child is pointing to show you what he wants, model the word or simple phrase for him. For example: If he wants a drink, say “drink” or “drink please”.
  2. Simple signs are also a good way for your child to communicate wants and needs. Have him imitate the sign for drink.

Providing a model for your child will show them the appropriate way to make a request.
In most cases, there is no charge! CME accepts all forms of insurance from Medicaid to private insurance to health savings plans. If your child has no insurance coverage, please feel free to call our office to discuss options.
Children develop at different ages, but crawling is so important because it integrates reflexes and improves core strength and coordination.
Absolutely! If your child is receiving therapy in school, there is an IEP in place. In most all cases, children getting school therapy are doing so in groups of two or three children and usually receiving 30 to 60 minutes a week of treatment. CME offers individual one on one therapy sessions. This is an amazing opportunity for parents to see rapid progress.
You can do simple activities, like standing on a single leg for up to 10 seconds, playing hop scotch, hopping on one leg or standing on a line heel to toe with eyes closed. And as always, use developmental play making a game out of these activities.

He is adapting scissor use himself, and that is good; however, cutting with upside down scissors makes it difficult to cut along a straight path or around corners and cures (like a square or circle).  Try having him hold a small toy under his arm on the same side that he holds his scissors.  Keeping his elbow against his side, to hold the toy in place, will encourage him to cut with his thumb up.

Pediatric physical therapy involves exercise, play and motivational activities to help improve children’s mobility, gross motor planning, coordination, balance and strength. Our goal is to increase a child’s functional independence to the best of their abilities and to help them better navigate the world around them now and throughout their lives.
CME offers a variety of options for you and your child’s therapy sessions. We have clinics located in Jonesboro and Paragould. Our clinic locations offer free transportation to and from sessions. CME will also provide therapy in your home or at your child’s daycare. Our goal is to provide maximum flexibility and ease!

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