Pediatric Rehabilitation

CVPH offers comprehensive outpatient rehabilitation services for children via occupational and physical therapy as well as speech pathology.

CVPH offers comprehensive and multidisciplinary outpatient rehabilitation services for many childhood disorders such as cerebral palsy, Down syndrome, muscular dystrophy, traumatic brain injury, torticollis, brachial plexus injuries, stroke (CVA), apraxia, orthopedic injuries, sensory processing disorders, autism and Asperger’s syndrome.

Working with your child’s pediatrician, we offer a quality, interdisciplinary approach to treating newborns through adolescents in need of development and/or rehabilitation services and offer comprehensive evaluations based on the child’s needs and the concerns of their parents and physicians.

Occupational Therapy
Occupational Therapists treat children of all ages, beginning with early infancy. We work to improve range of motion, strength, gross and fine motor skills such as handwriting, play and socialization, sensory integration, dressing and self-help skills, and feeding. Our therapists may also suggest environmental changes in the home, recommend specialized, adaptive equipment and provide caregiver training. We work closely with the family and physician to maximize the child’s performance in all areas.

Physical Therapy
Physical Therapists also work with children to improve gross motor skills such as crawling, skipping and jumping, improve muscle tone and strength, postural control, walking patterns and endurance. We may also recommend splints or braces and educate on wheelchair positioning. Like our Occupational Therapists, our Physical Therapists work closely with the family and physician to maximize a child’s strengths to enhance their participation in daily living activities including play and school.

Speech / Language Pathology
Our pediatric Speech Language Therapist provides services for children with Autism, Asperger’s syndrome, Down syndrome, articulation/phonological disorders, receptive and expressive language delay/disorder, and apraxia, amongst others. We also assist in improving oral motor skills such as chewing and swallowing, along with lip closure and appropriate tongue movements involved in eating and drinking. Additionally, we work to improve receptive and expressive language skills, articulation, oral motor, fluency and cognitive skills. We work closely with the family and physician to enhance children's performance in all areas.