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Developmental Therapy Center.

Developmental Therapy Center’s mission is to provide access to special instruction services and occupational, physical, and speech-language therapy for children and adults in our community regardless of age, income, and geographic location.

Type of Services

Occupational Therapy

Occupational Therapy uses everyday life activities to treat the physical, mental, developmental, and emotional ailments that impact a patient’s ability to perform daily tasks.

Learn more about Occupational Therapy Services for Adults

Learn more about Occupational Therapy Services for Pediatrics

Physical Therapy

Physical Therapy is treatment used to promote, maintain, or restore functional movements, such as standing, walking and moving different parts of the body.

Learn more about Physical Therapy Services for Adults

Learn more about Physical Therapy Services for Pediatrics

Speech-Language Therapy

Speech-language Therapy is the treatment of speech, language, social communication, and feeding/swallowing disorders.

Learn more about Speech-Language Therapy Services for Adults

Learn more about Speech-language Therapy Services for Pediatrics

TypeS of Deliveries

    Annual Sponsors

    We would like to express our heartfelt appreciation to DTC’s Annual Sponsors for their generous support, which enables us to continue fulfilling our mission. Interested in becoming an Annual Sponsor? Learn more.

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    803 7th Avenue
    Huntington, WV 25701

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    ⛳️ Save the Date for DTC's 7th Annual Par-tee for Kids! ⛳️

    Join us on Friday, September 20, 2024, at Esquire Golf Course for a day filled with fun, philanthropy, and fantastic golfing! 🏌️‍♂️🏌️‍♀️ Beginning with a shotgun start at 1 PM, you will be teeing off for a worthy cause that truly matters. Since 2018, our Par-tee for Kids Golf Scramble has brought together over 100 golfers each year to support DTC's mission of helping patients achieve their fullest potential.

    Mark your calendars and get ready to swing for a cause! 🌟

    To learn more about our Par-tee for Kids, check out dtchuntington.org/par-tee-for-kids-recap/
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    ⛳️ Save the Date for DTCs 7th Annual Par-tee for Kids! ⛳️
Join us on Friday, September 20, 2024, at Esquire Golf Course for a day filled with fun, philanthropy, and fantastic golfing! 🏌️‍♂️🏌️‍♀️ Beginning with a shotgun start at 1 PM, you will be teeing off for a worthy cause that truly matters. Since 2018, our Par-tee for Kids Golf Scramble has brought together over 100 golfers each year to support DTCs mission of helping patients achieve their fullest potential.
Mark your calendars and get ready to swing for a cause! 🌟
To learn more about our Par-tee for Kids, check out https://dtchuntington.org/par-tee-for-kids-recap/

    We are thrilled to highlight another participant in our Bikes without Barriers program, a program designed to assist children and adults who have disabilities gain access to adaptive bikes.

    Today, meet Jaylin, a spirited 10-year-old who lives with Cerebral Palsy. Jaylin's smile is truly contagious, and he radiates joy despite the challenges he faces. He loves playing outside with his brothers and dogs, but muscle tightness makes it difficult for him to ride a standard bicycle.

    Recently, Jaylin had the chance to ride an adaptive bike at Developmental Therapy Center, and he excelled. His happiness was evident as he beamed with joy the entire time, so thrilled that he did not want to get off!

    An adaptive bicycle would provide Jaylin with the necessary support for balance and stretching, allowing him to join in the fun with his siblings and pets. We are asking our community to help make Jaylin’s dream of owning an adaptive bicycle a reality.

    Your generous donation can give Jaylin the freedom and joy of riding. Please consider contributing to support the purchase of this life-changing bike for Jaylin.

    Thank you for your support and for helping us bring more smiles to Jaylin’s face! Donate by visiting, dtchuntington.org/jaylin/
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    We are thrilled to highlight another participant in our Bikes without Barriers program, a program designed to assist children and adults who have disabilities gain access to adaptive bikes. 
Today, meet Jaylin, a spirited 10-year-old who lives with Cerebral Palsy. Jaylins smile is truly contagious, and he radiates joy despite the challenges he faces. He loves playing outside with his brothers and dogs, but muscle tightness makes it difficult for him to ride a standard bicycle.
Recently, Jaylin had the chance to ride an adaptive bike at Developmental Therapy Center, and he excelled. His happiness was evident as he beamed with joy the entire time, so thrilled that he did not want to get off!
An adaptive bicycle would provide Jaylin with the necessary support for balance and stretching, allowing him to join in the fun with his siblings and pets. We are asking our community to help make Jaylin’s dream of owning an adaptive bicycle a reality.
Your generous donation can give Jaylin the freedom and joy of riding. Please consider contributing to support the purchase of this life-changing bike for Jaylin. 
Thank you for your support and for helping us bring more smiles to Jaylin’s face! Donate by visiting, https://dtchuntington.org/jaylin/

    DTC, a proud partner of West Virginia Birth to Three, is pleased to share that we are currently accepting new referrals!

    WV Birth to Three is dedicated to supporting children under the age of three who have developmental delays or are at risk. This program, led by the Department of Health and Human Resources through the Bureau for Public Health and the Office of Maternal, Child, and Family Health, ensures that family-centered, community-based services are available to all eligible children and families at no cost.

    To learn more about WV Birth to Three, visit www.wvdhhr.org/birth23/referral.asp

    To Make a Referral:
    💻 Complete the WVBTT Referral Form online
    OR
    📞 Call 1-866-321-4728

    Together, we can help every child reach their fullest potential.💜
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    DTC, a proud partner of West Virginia Birth to Three, is pleased to share that we are currently accepting new referrals!
WV Birth to Three is dedicated to supporting children under the age of three who have developmental delays or are at risk. This program, led by the Department of Health and Human Resources through the Bureau for Public Health and the Office of Maternal, Child, and Family Health, ensures that family-centered, community-based services are available to all eligible children and families at no cost.
To learn more about WV Birth to Three, visit https://www.wvdhhr.org/birth23/referral.asp
To Make a Referral:
💻 Complete the WVBTT Referral Form online
OR
📞 Call 1-866-321-4728
Together, we can help every child reach their fullest potential.💜

    As National Speech-Language-Hearing Month comes to a close today, we would love to highlight one of our outstanding therapists, Angela Rorrer-Hopkins, M.A., CCC-SLP. Angela graduated from Marshall University with a degree in Communication Disorders and has dedicated almost 30 years to helping individuals of all ages overcome a variety of communication challenges.

    Throughout her career, Angela has provided her expertise and compassion to numerous settings, including nursing homes, hospitals, rehabilitation facilities, home healthcare, public schools, and outpatient clinics. Her vast experience working with both adults and children speaks volumes about her commitment and versatility in the field of speech-language pathology.

    Angela’s dedication to her patients and her profession is truly inspiring. She embodies the heart and soul of what it means to be a speech-language pathologist, and we are incredibly fortunate to have her on our team.

    Let’s continue to recognize the importance of speech-language-hearing services and celebrate the incredible work of professionals like Angela, who make a profound difference in the lives of so many.

    Thank you, Angela, for your unwavering dedication and passion!
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    As National Speech-Language-Hearing Month comes to a close today, we would love to highlight one of our outstanding therapists, Angela Rorrer-Hopkins, M.A., CCC-SLP. Angela graduated from Marshall University with a degree in Communication Disorders and has dedicated almost 30 years to helping individuals of all ages overcome a variety of communication challenges.
Throughout her career, Angela has provided her expertise and compassion to numerous settings, including nursing homes, hospitals, rehabilitation facilities, home healthcare, public schools, and outpatient clinics. Her vast experience working with both adults and children speaks volumes about her commitment and versatility in the field of speech-language pathology.
Angela’s dedication to her patients and her profession is truly inspiring. She embodies the heart and soul of what it means to be a speech-language pathologist, and we are incredibly fortunate to have her on our team.
Let’s continue to recognize the importance of speech-language-hearing services and celebrate the incredible work of professionals like Angela, who make a profound difference in the lives of so many. 
Thank you, Angela, for your unwavering dedication and passion!

    As DTC continues to honor National Speech-Language-Hearing Month, we'd like to highlight milestones you should expect to see in children aged 13 to 18 months.

    To support your child's development, here are some helpful tips:

    👶 Talk to your child as you do things and go places. For example, when taking a walk, point to and name what you see. Say things like, “I see a dog. The dog says ‘woof.’ This is a big dog. This dog is brown.”

    🧸 Give your child two-step directions, like “Get the ball and put it in the box.”

    🗣️ Use short words and sentences that your child can repeat. Add to words your child says. For example, if they say car, you can say, “You’re right! That is a big red car.”

    📚 Tell stories or read to your child every day. Try to find books with large pictures and a few words on each page. Talk about the pictures on each page or things you see around you.

    🖼️ Have your child point to pictures, body parts, or objects that you name.

    🌍 Talk to your child in the languages you are most comfortable using. If your family is multilingual, give your child many chances to hear and practice your languages daily.

    If you believe your child is experiencing speech-language delays, contact DTC to discuss receiving a screening or assessment. We're here to support you!
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    As DTC continues to honor National Speech-Language-Hearing Month, wed like to highlight milestones you should expect to see in children aged 13 to 18 months. 
To support your childs development, here are some helpful tips:
👶 Talk to your child as you do things and go places. For example, when taking a walk, point to and name what you see. Say things like, “I see a dog. The dog says ‘woof.’ This is a big dog. This dog is brown.”
🧸 Give your child two-step directions, like “Get the ball and put it in the box.”
🗣️ Use short words and sentences that your child can repeat. Add to words your child says. For example, if they say car, you can say, “You’re right! That is a big red car.”
📚 Tell stories or read to your child every day. Try to find books with large pictures and a few words on each page. Talk about the pictures on each page or things you see around you.
🖼️ Have your child point to pictures, body parts, or objects that you name.
🌍 Talk to your child in the languages you are most comfortable using. If your family is multilingual, give your child many chances to hear and practice your languages daily.
If you believe your child is experiencing speech-language delays, contact DTC to discuss receiving a screening or assessment. Were here to support you!

    🎉 Congratulations, Izaya! 🎉

    We are incredibly proud of Izaya for graduating from our Occupational Therapy program. His journey has been one of remarkable growth and progress. Seeing Izaya overcome challenges and achieve his goals has been inspiring to us all.

    Keep shining and reaching for the stars, Izaya!
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    🎉 Congratulations, Izaya! 🎉
We are incredibly proud of Izaya for graduating from our Occupational Therapy program. His journey has been one of remarkable growth and progress. Seeing Izaya overcome challenges and achieve his goals has been inspiring to us all. 
Keep shining and reaching for the stars, Izaya!

    ❤️Today, we remember and honor the brave men and women who made the ultimate sacrifice for our freedom.💙

    At Developmental Therapy Center, we are grateful for their service and reflect on the importance of community, resilience, and support.

    Join us in paying tribute to our fallen heroes and their families.
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    ❤️Today, we remember and honor the brave men and women who made the ultimate sacrifice for our freedom.💙
At Developmental Therapy Center, we are grateful for their service and reflect on the importance of community, resilience, and support.
Join us in paying tribute to our fallen heroes and their families.

    🌟 DTC recently announced its Bikes without Barriers program, dedicated to helping children and adults with disabilities receive access to customized bikes tailored to their unique needs. 🚲💫

    Today, we shine a spotlight on Jeriah, a vibrant 4-year-old boy with an extraordinary heart brimming with hope and energy. Despite facing challenges, Jeriah’s spirit remains resilient as he battles SMA Type 3.

    Jeriah dreams of running and riding bikes like other children his age. His love for superheroes, especially Superman, ignites his imagination. He dreams of donning his superhero cape while zooming around on a bike, feeling the wind in his hair and the thrill of freedom.

    Although Jeriah has encountered obstacles, his determination to learn and grow never wavers. He bravely faces each day, striving to conquer everyday tasks and taking steps towards independence.

    We invite you to join us in making Jeriah’s superhero dream a reality. By supporting his journey to ride a bike, you’ll not only build his confidence but also show him that superheroes do exist – in the kindness and generosity of others.

    Donate to help fund Jeriah’s adaptive bike! dtchuntington.org/jeriah/
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    🌟 DTC recently announced its Bikes without Barriers program, dedicated to helping children and adults with disabilities receive access to customized bikes tailored to their unique needs. 🚲💫
Today, we shine a spotlight on Jeriah, a vibrant 4-year-old boy with an extraordinary heart brimming with hope and energy. Despite facing challenges, Jeriah’s spirit remains resilient as he battles SMA Type 3.
Jeriah dreams of running and riding bikes like other children his age. His love for superheroes, especially Superman, ignites his imagination. He dreams of donning his superhero cape while zooming around on a bike, feeling the wind in his hair and the thrill of freedom.
Although Jeriah has encountered obstacles, his determination to learn and grow never wavers. He bravely faces each day, striving to conquer everyday tasks and taking steps towards independence.
We invite you to join us in making Jeriah’s superhero dream a reality. By supporting his journey to ride a bike, you’ll not only build his confidence but also show him that superheroes do exist – in the kindness and generosity of others.
Donate to help fund Jeriah’s adaptive bike! https://dtchuntington.org/jeriah/

    In honor of National Speech-Language-Hearing Month, DTC is delighted to shine a spotlight on Allyson (Ally) Perry, one of our incredible Speech-Language Pathologists!

    Ally is a dedicated professional with a Master's degree in Communication Disorders from Marshall University. Ally is passionate about helping children with communication disorders, working tirelessly with patients from as young as 1 year old to adolescents.

    Ally finds joy in witnessing the progress her patients make each week, whether it's trying new foods, pronouncing a word correctly, or reaching a developmental milestone. Her commitment to making a difference in her patients' lives is truly inspiring.

    Thank you for all that you do, Ally! Your dedication and expertise are invaluable to the DTC community.
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    In honor of National Speech-Language-Hearing Month, DTC is delighted to shine a spotlight on Allyson (Ally) Perry, one of our incredible Speech-Language Pathologists!
Ally is a dedicated professional with a Masters degree in Communication Disorders from Marshall University. Ally is passionate about helping children with communication disorders, working tirelessly with patients from as young as 1 year old to adolescents. 
Ally finds joy in witnessing the progress her patients make each week, whether its trying new foods, pronouncing a word correctly, or reaching a developmental milestone. Her commitment to making a difference in her patients lives is truly inspiring.
Thank you for all that you do, Ally! Your dedication and expertise are invaluable to the DTC community.
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