Pediatric Therapies at TLC
Pediatric therapy is available for TLC preschool students and for children in the community from ages birth to 12. Preschool students receive therapy sessions either in their classrooms during activities with their fellow students or in private rooms. Children from the community receive therapy sessions in private rooms on the TLC campus, in their homes, in hospitals, or out in the community.

Frequently Asked Questions
Do all children at TLC receive therapies?
No, only children with a diagnosed special need. If a teacher, parent, or therapist in the classroom working with another child suspects the possibility of a developmental delay or disability, then the child can be observed by TLC staff and if both the therapeutic services manager and a specialized therapist agree a developmental delay might be present, then the child can undergo an assessment with the parents’ consent. If a child is diagnosed with a special need then they can begin receiving services.

Are all pediatric therapy services covered?
TLC accepts almost every major form of insurance, including Medicaid. If insurance won’t cover a child’s therapy or if the family does not have insurance, TLC accepts self-pay and has scholarship funding on a first-come and need-based availability. Scholarship funding comes from grants and donors.

What if I don’t want my child to have therapy?
Therapy may be recommended by TLC after close interaction with a child in our classrooms, but a child is not enrolled in therapy or paired with a therapist without the consent of the parent(s) or guardian. In cases of divided guardianship with split desires, we follow the recommendations of the court.

If my child is not a TLC preschooler can they still get therapy?
TLC provides therapies to children in the community from birth to 12 years old. Being a TLC student, even if your child is preschool age, is not required. We do have wait lists, though, and recommend you call early if you’ve received a referral from a doctor or suspect your child has a developmental delay or disability.

How long will my child need therapy?
This depends on the child, their diagnosis, and the goals for therapy decided by the parents, the therapist(s), and the child’s doctor if they’re involved in the treatment plan. Some children may have a goal that can be met in six months to a few years and then will be discharged from therapy, whereas other children may have chronic conditions that will require ongoing therapy. Upon graduation from TLC at 12 years old children with chronic conditions will be referred to new providers.

What’s the benefit of therapists on campus if my child is typically developing?
The number one benefit is that all TLC therapists are highly-trained in working with young children, are trained in the Pyramid Plus approach to social-emotional development just like TLC teachers, and most have years of experience working in classrooms. A therapist may be working with a child on motor-skill development when your child comes over to play, too. While the therapist is working specifically with the therapy child, they will still engage your child, facilitate play between the children, and provide additional nurturing and supervision during classroom activities. When on campus, you might not be able to tell who is a teacher and who is a therapist. You’ll see therapists helping children pedal tricycles around the playground, learn to hold a pencil, eat their lunch, interact with peers, and much more.

Our specialized pediatric therapists have a variety of backgrounds and areas of expertise. We take into account the unique needs and nature of our clients and their families during both assessment and treatment of a child. We provide evaluation and treatment for children up to 12 years old with a wide range of needs. Our therapies are provided in a variety of settings, including center-based, the hospital, and natural environments such as the home, daycare providers, and in the community.

Therapy can minimize the effects of disease, injury, congenital disability, developmental delay and deprivation. Our therapy provides a play-and routine-based means to learn new skills, along with home program ideas to incorporate into daily activities. Parents and caregivers are integral to the treatment process. We assist in coordinating services and funding for our clients. We work with insurance companies, individual payment plans and community agencies.


TLC provides pediatric:

Occupational therapy

Physical therapy

Speech language therapy

and Brain Integration Technique.

Primary Role of Program in Early Childhood Systems:

Direct Service

Service Area(s):


Population(s) Served:

Newborn, Infants, Toddlers, Preschoolers, Kindergartners, 1st Graders, 2nd Graders, 3rd Graders

Outcome-Based Activities The Program/Initiative Provides:

Health & Well-Being

Comprehensive health coverage and services are consistently utilized by pregnant women and children
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Health & Well-Being

All settings promote mental health and well-being through early identification, consultation and treatment
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Health & Well-Being

All settings promote mental health and well-being through early identification, consultation and treatment
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Learning & Development

All children are ready for school and achieving by 3rd grade regardless of ability, race, place, income, language and culture
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Program evaluates effectiveness of activities and services:


Organization Details:
TLC Learning Center

611 Korte Parkway
Longmont, Colorado 80501

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ECLC Framework Matrix: Outcomes > access, quality and equity