Bridges of Possibilities is a therapist owned pediatric clinic providing a portfolio of Occupational, Physical and Speech therapy services to children ages 0-14 years with physical, neurological, developmental delays and orthopedic conditions.
Our mission: "We are dedicated to providing the highest quality of holistic therapeutic services through creativity, compassion and clinical excellence."
Bridges of Possibilities believes that all children have the right to maximize their potential while achieving developmental outcomes.
NOW ACCEPTING NEW PATIENTS!
Most Major Insurance Plans Accepted
Indiana Medicaid Provider
“Everyday holds the possibility of a miracle.” – Elizabeth David
Tip of the Month
Does your child have challenges with eating various foods? Introduce new foods during therapeutic play in order to promote familiarity with textures through touch.
Rashad was born at 29 weeks weighing 1 lb. 8 oz. on May 28, 2006. Rashad’s mother had HELLP and that caused him to be IUGR, meaning he had a low birth weight for his gestational age. Since Rashad was so little, he was intubated and put on a ventilator as soon as he was born.
At four months, Rashad failed being intubated three times so he had to get a tracheotomy, G-tube and continue to be on a ventilator. He was hospitalized until he was stable and able to transition to go home. He was not ready to be released until he was nine months and weighed 21 lbs.
At home, Rashad had a home health nurse seven days a week, eight hours a day. His parents were told that since he was premature, he would have developmental delays. Rashad never crawled. He started walking at the age of 2.
By the age of 4, he was doing well with the tracheotomy and G-tube. Both could be removed, so over the years Rashad and his family worked toward that goal. That journey was complete in 2011 when both were removed.
He was not speaking or making sounds besides humming. While watching commercials about Autism, Rashad’s mother started doing a mental check list of symptoms and it all began to add up. At the age of 6, Rashad was diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder.
Rashad is still non-verbal but can communicate through an iPad mini app – Avatalker. Every day is a challenge but Rashad and his family continue to take it one day at a time.
"Possibilities are Limitless!"
8368 Louisiana Street
Merrillville, Indiana 46410
This website is for informational purposes only and is not intended to diagnose, treat, prevent or cure health care related issues. Should you suspect that your child is in need of healthcare services, consult with your child’s physician for immediate and appropriate interventions.