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Pediatric Services

Aptus has a been serving the Rio Grande Valley since 1996, offering children high quality care in the areas of physical, occupational and speech therapy. 


Speech Therapy

Our special training and innovative techniques give us a definite edge in the treatment of speech and language pathologies. Our staff of speech pathologists has over 45 years of combined experience. They've been trained in the latest therapy techniques including PROMPT (touch therapy), MORE, NDT, Sensory Integration, and Beckman Oral-Motor Theory.

We treat: 
  • Aphasia / Apraxia

  • Cleft palate

  • Dysarthria / Dysphagia

  • Language disorders / Language of confusion

  • Language of generalized intellectual impairment

  • Delayed language development / Voice Disorders

  • Articulation & Phonological disorders / Stuttering

  • Hearing impairment

  • Cognitive linguistic disorders

  • Swallowing & feeding disorders

  • Traumatic brain injury

  • Laryngectomy

  • Oral motor

  • VitalStim


Listed below are only a few of the conditions that we treat:

  • Language disorders

  • Hearing impairments

  • Swallowing and feeding disorders

  • Feeding aversions

  • Cognitive linguistic disorders

  • Vestibular rehabilitation (primarily for vertigo)

  • Orthopedic injuries (muscle, bone, joint, or tendon)

  • Neurological disorders

  • Pain

  • Obesity in children

  • Sports injuries

  • Sensory integration disorders

  • ADHD

  • Developmental delays

  • Autism

  • Cerebral Palsy

  • Stroke

  • Traumatic Brain Injury

  • Spina Bifida


Occupational Therapy

Occupational therapy isn't only about work. Our techniques and treatments use purposeful activities to overcome physical, mental, and emotional delays in children and adults that can interfere with daily functions.

Our innovative programs include:
  • Sensory integration

  • Modified play therapy

  • Listening therapy

  • Neurological development training

  • Activities of daily living adaptations

  • Upper extremity function

  • Positioning, seating, assistive technology instruction

  • Attention and behavior modulation therapy

  • Customized splinting

  • Aquatic Therapy

We work with many children who suffer from ADD, ADHD, and autism. Our results have been excellent.


Physical Therapy

Our goal is to work closely with your referring doctor to develop a specific individualized program aimed at helping you reach maximum movement and daily function.


We have had outstanding success in:
  • Vestibular rehabilitation

  • Neck and Back Pain

  • Neurological disorders

  • Pain management

  • Gait training

  • Sports injuries (school athletes, weekend warriors)

  • Aquatic Therapy

We also provide a number of other specialized treatments and innovative physical therapy techniques including for common problems such as back and neck pain, shoulder and knee problems and arthritis. In fact, no matter what kind of physical therapy you need, you are apt to find it here.


Universal Exercise Unit

The Universal Exercise Unit is a system of pulleys, straps, and splints that are utilized to perform a variety of exercises. The unique grid-like cage along with the pulleys, straps, and splints helps to improve strength, active range of motion, and muscle flexibility. The effects of this unit are reflected in functional gains, quality of gait, balance, and coordination of movements increases rapidly.


TheraSuit Therapy

APTUS is one of few clinics in the United States to offer TheraSuit Therapy. This European approach to therapy offers innovative techniques. Intensive TheraSuit Therapy for patients can have results and improvements that are achieved in less time than traditional therapy.

What is a TheraSuit?


Designed by physical therapists and parents of a disabled child in 2002, the TheraSuit is a suit consisting of a cap, vest, shorts, knee pads, and shoe attachments. All of these elements of the suit are connected by a group of elastic bands producing proprioception from the joints, ligaments, muscles, tendons, joint capsules, and so on. The TheraSuit worn over a prolonged period of time will correct proprioception and accelerate the progress.

As A Service To Parents And Educators

APTUS is available to host free in-services to provide useful information and education concerning deficits in children. To schedule an in-service for your staff or parent body please contact our office at 956-668-7133 or email us at 

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