Pediatric Therapy

Children's Health

Parkview Outpatient
Rehab Services

Your child may need help performing everyday activities due to a delay in physical development or because of a specific health condition. Our experienced therapists can help your child learn skills to help improve their movement, speech and ability to process information. If you have concerns about your child’s abilities, you should see your doctor and discuss your concerns. A physician’s order is required before therapy services can begin.

What is physical therapy?

Physical therapists focus on the strength and proper movement that can help your child successfully complete everyday activities, including:

  • Progressing from rolling to crawling to walking with or without assistance

  • Strengthening weak muscles

  • Balance

  • Coordination

  • Stability

What is occupational therapy?

Occupational therapists can help your child improve fine motor skills, including:

  • Awareness and interpretation of the body’s five senses

  • Attention and concentration

  • Coordinating eye movement and visual perception

  • Coordinating the use of both hands for activities (cutting, writing, typing)

  • Improving self-care skills (feeding, dressing, toileting and hygiene)

  • Age-appropriate play and skills need for school

What is speech therapy?

Speech therapists can help your child improve communication skills by:

  • Promoting proper articulation of sounds and understanding of language

  • Teaching basic sign language

  • Using communication devices

Speech therapy may include:

  • Developing an awareness of language
  • Promoting skills for expressing needs and wants
  • Conversation and communication
  • Practicing turn-taking
  • Teaching cause and effect

For more information, call Parkview Pediatric Rehabilitation at (260) 373-7925. Services are available at several Parkview locations.

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