Handprints and Footsteps Pediatric Therapy was established in 2009 in order to provide exceptional care to children with special needs in Charlotte, NC and surrounding areas. We were founded on the principles that all children should be empowered to achieve their full potential and excel in their environment.
We are in-network providers with NC and SC Medicaid, Blue Cross Blue Shield, MedCost and TRICARE. We are also proud to be providers for the Children’s Developmental Services Agencies in the Mecklenburg, Concord and Union county areas. Here at Handprints and Footsteps Pediatric Therapy, we file your insurance claim and will work with you if your insurance does not cover therapy.
At Handprints and Footsteps Pediatric Therapy, we offer physical, occupational and speech therapies to children from birth through 18 years of age. Our therapists provide a collaborative, multidisciplinary approach to treatment. Treatment can take place in our clinic or the child’s “natural environment,” including home, daycare, preschool and other community settings.
We offer free 15 minute screenings to help determine whether your child may benefit from further evaluation.
Children with the following delays/disorders can often benefit from occupational, speech and physical therapy intervention:
- Typically developing children with difficulty in one or more areas of school performance
- Developmental Delays
- Handwriting difficulty
- Fragile X
- Vision issues
- Neurological conditions
- Down Syndrome
- Sensory processing disorder
- Birth injury/birth defect
- Prematurity-related conditions and delays
- Traumatic injuries
- Muscle/sports injuries
- Chronic illness
- Specific learning disabilities
- Feeding difficulties
- Auditory processing disorder
- Expressive and receptive language delays
Hear from our clients and their stories!
“Our son has been fortunate to work with an OT, PT and SLP at Handprints & Footsteps. It has been so nice that it could be a one stop shop for our family. They each have been amazing therapists to work with and they each bring a valued perspective to our son’s growth and development. It has been nice to be able to work with therapists who work so closely together as we could bounce our thoughts and ideas off of each of them and they could each connect on the progress our son was making. We have also been able to build strong relationships and bonds with our therapists. Our therapists have supported us through many of the challenges we have experienced with parenting a child with extra needs. They have been a strong backbone as we have needed support and training for teachers and they are often our go to texts or calls when we have one off questions regarding our son’s development. It has been vital to us to feel like we had extremely qualified therapists that were vested in our son’s development.”
“Lisa and Jen have been my son Evan’s therapists for eight years. They both have been comfortable and confident treating a very medically complex child. Initially, they worked on head control and rolling over. Today, he is crawling independently, pulling up to stand and walking with his gait trainer. He can manipulate toys with both hands and will even touch play dough now! Through the ups and downs of his various special needs, Lisa and Jen will monitor and adjust therapy sessions and help get Evan the equipment he needs.”
“Kerri has been working with our 3 year old son for about a year now. Her bright and cheerful attitude can open up a child even on their most difficult day. In the time she has worked with our son, we have seen growth and abilities we only dreamed about. Her wealth of knowledge and patience has been a blessing to our family.”