Welcome to Independent Living Inc. Pediatric Therapy! For over the past 19 years, we have taken great pride in growing a community-based business that is able to help children and parents overcome challenges and achieve personal goals. We coordinate training opportunities to ensure that our providers, parents and therapists, remain at the top of their field. As stated in our mission statement, our focus is on the individual needs of every infant, child, and adult who will benefit from our team of skilled professionals. We care about our community. We care about our legacy. Learn more about us...

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for the parents and caregivers

We understand the importance of finding skilled professionals to provide outpatient services for every loved one; for that reason, we have exclusively created a page just for the parents and caregivers. We have highly trained doctors and therapists for these therapy services: occupational therapy, physical therapy, speech-language therapy, and early intervention. You will also find much more...


for the parents and caregivers

Come visit our therapists' exclusive page. We will direct you to our news, tips and techniques, our own therapists' suggested resources, a list of events for Continued Education Units (CEUs) currently offered with discounted rates, and career opportunities for early intervention, occupational and physical therapists and speech-language pathologists. We also have plenty more...


for the parents and caregivers

Having you as a referral to Independent Living Inc. is extremely important to us, as a result, we invite all physicians to our physician exclusive page. We will provide valuable information for you, i.e. our awards and accomplishments, all the therapy services we provide, our "When To Refer" guidelines, insurance programs we accept, and much, much more...

Early Therapy for Autism Can Make A Difference

Experts are learning that early diagnosis and therapy in children with autism can have a significant effect on the outcome. Read the CNN article on "Early therapy can change brains of kids with … [Read More...]

The Head Shape Clinic Addresses Positional Plagiocephaly

Chantel Hietler, PT and Director of Occupational and Physical Therapy Services with Independent Living Inc., takes part in the Head Shape Clinic twice a month. The Head Shape Clinic Led by … [Read More...]

The Importance of Tummy Time

Start Early to Prevent Delays Babies should always be placed to sleep on their backs to reduce the risk of SIDS, but from day one it is just as important to give them plenty of opportunities to play … [Read More...]

Toe Walkers | Children Walking On Toes Beware!

Children walking on toes walk on their toes for various different reasons. Some parents look at toe-walking as a benefit to the future ballerina and other parents become very concerned when their … [Read More...]

It’s More Than Just Painting!

Ever wonder what other AWESOME things you could do with Blue Painter’s Tape? Many Independent Living Inc. pediatric therapists use this great stuff during therapy sessions. The bright color, easy … [Read More...]

Children With Special Needs Awareness

Evelyn Mann is a special needs mom living with her husband in Tampa, Florida. They are raising their six year old son who was born with a rare form of dwarfism called Thanatophoric Dwarfism. You can … [Read More...]

Save Early Steps!

Florida anticipates ending Early Steps services unless the State Legislature approves 6.9 million dollars in new funding this session. What is Early Steps? Early Steps serves children, ages … [Read More...]


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