Pediatric Occupational Therapy Program
The Spaulding Pediatric Occupational Therapy Program includes assessment and treatment for developmental impairments, fine motor skills, activities of daily living, sensory processing, and feeding disorders. Our occupational therapy staff play an important role in the clinical care of children and young adults with a wide variety of injuries, illness and developmental conditions.
Family members play a key role in our team-based approach and are involved every step of the way. Working hand-in-hand with families, physicians and specialized clinicians, we make sure each child gets the support and state-of-the-art services they need to succeed. Our clinicians have advanced training and experience working with diagnoses including:
- Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD)
- Motor Skills Disorders
- Balance Problems
- Visual/Perceptual Disorders
- Genetic Syndromes
- Neurological Disorders
- Traumatic Brain Injuries
- Sensory Integration Disorders
- Musculoskeletal/Orthopedic Injuries
- Post-surgical conditions
- Spinal Cord Injuries
Approach to Care
Whether a child needs a single therapy or a multi-disciplinary rehabilitation program, our pediatric rehabilitation specialists develop a customized care plan to ensure the best possible results. In helping our patients reach their potential, our staff addresses the physical, social, emotional and academic needs of each child, laying the foundation for the continuing development of abilities and the experience of success. Clinicians work with pediatric specialists, referring physicians, schools, the family and the child to set goals and review progress. We also help families identify additional services and resources available to them within the healthcare system and in their communities.
At Spaulding, our therapists and other rehabilitation professionals provide coordinated rehabilitation for children with a wide variety of developmental delays, injuries, illnesses and disabilities. Our experienced clinicians listen carefully to what each child and parents have to say to create a therapy program that engages and excites the child.