MARIETTA, Ohio (WTAP) - The Marietta Memorial Health System Pediatric Therapy Office made sure it’s young patients enjoyed Christmas in an environment suitable for their needs.
Patients and their families enjoyed crafts, games and took photos with Santa and Mrs. Claus. This was their fifth annual Christmas party for patients.
The therapists have been preparing for the event for the last month, and organizers say they had the children help them get everything ready as part of their therapy.
The clinic sees kids from hundreds of miles away due to the unique therapy it gives.
Carol Armann is the therapy supervisor and says the therapists probably enjoy the party more than the kids.
"Going to the mall is a really, really big experience. There’s a lot of noise, there's a lot of people, and here it’s a little quieter and if we need to be quieter for a child we can take them into another room. But it’s also a good event for parents just to get together and to see other parents who have kids with disabilities.” Armann says
The pediatric therapy office sees kids from birth to twenty one years old who have autism, sensory processing disorders, neurological disorders, fine motor delays, or genetic disorders.