Children’s Clinics offers a full complement of outpatient therapies, including physical, speech and occupational therapies, audiology and hearing aids. The Rehab Department provides evaluation, therapy, education, and equipment to children from birth to young adulthood. The therapists who staff the department are recognized as community experts in a number of pediatric specialty areas including: feeding, wheelchairs, seating and mobility, splinting and bracing, therapeutic casting, special equipment, communication, hearing screenings, hearing aids, and cochlear implants. An important goal across the disciplines, is to educate parents about their child’s special needs and teach them how to improve their child’s day-to-day functioning. Therapists coordinate with schools and primary care providers to ensure a consistent approach. Parents and families are included in planning and setting goals.
Children’s Clinics’ Physical Therapists evaluate gross motor skills, such as sitting, standing, and walking, and provide direct therapy to improve these and other functional skills.
They evaluate adaptive equipment and bracing needs, and recommend appropriate equipment to increase mobility and independence.
Our Physical Therapists are experts with many years of pediatric therapy experience. They are highly regarded in the community for their skills in treating youngsters with Cerebral Palsy, Spina Bifida, Muscular Dystrophy and related disorders, Torticollis, and every type of children’s orthopedic problem.
Children’s Clinics’ Occupational Therapists evaluate fine motor skills, eye-hand coordination, and functional abilities such as feeding, dressing, grooming, and writing. They provide direct therapy to improve these and other “activities of daily living.”
Occupational Therapists evaluate the need for adaptive equipment and make appropriate recommendations. They fabricate and fit wrist, hand, and finger splints to improve function.
Our Occupational Therapists are well-known in the community for their skills in treating children with Cerebral Palsy, Spina Bifida, Muscular Dystrophy and other Neuromuscular Disorders, and Autism Spectrum Disorders.
Speech & Language Therapy
Children’s Clinics’ Speech-Language Therapists evaluate the ability to understand and use language for learning and socialization. They provide therapy to improve oral speech and language, or to develop alternative communication methods if speech is not possible.
Speech-Language Therapists also assess and treat problems related to voice, eating, and swallowing.
All our Speech-Language Therapists have many years of pediatric experience. They are highly-regarded in the community for their skills in treating children with Cleft Lip and Palate, Cerebral Palsy, Hearing Loss, and a wide range of other speech and language problems.
Children’s Clinics Audiologists specialize in the assessment of hearing ability in infants, children, and teens. When needed, they select, customize, and fit state-of-the-art hearing aids.
They teach the child and family how to care for and use hearing aids and cochlear implants to achieve the greatest benefit. They provide ongoing hearing aid and earmold support and services.
Our Audiologists are well-known for their ability to assess very young children, and youngsters with Cleft Lip and Palate, Cerebral Palsy, and developmental delays.