Pediatric Therapy

Pediatric Therapy

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PEDIATRIC PHYSICAL THERAPY

The skills children use for sitting, crawling, balancing and walking are called gross motor skills. When these skills are delayed, families can turn to the experts at Carilion Clinic Children's Hospital for help.

Our skilled physical therapists recognize that each child is unique. We develop personalized care plans to help each child reach his or her potential. We work closely with families to address their needs and to incorporate their goals into each child's treatment plan. We coordinate with other primary care and specialty care providers, schools, daycare centers and community service agencies.

We provide diagnostic and therapeutic services for a variety of disorders, including:

  • Brachial plexus injury
  • Delayed gross motor skills
  • Developmental delays
  • Joint immobility
  • Motor impairment
  • Orthopedic impairments
  • Spasticity
  • Strength and endurance challenges
  • Torticollis

Among the procedures and diagnostic tests we commonly perform:

  • Pre- and post-surgical gait training and rehabilitation
  • Rehabilitation management
  • Specialized seating and mobility assessments
  • Upper and lower extremity splinting and orthotic fabrication

Our licensed therapists use proven processes to guide infants, toddlers and older children to a level of achievement based on appropriate goals.

PEDIATRIC OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY

The skills children use for reaching, holding, playing with toys and writing are called fine motor skills. When children have trouble with fine motor skills, families can turn to the experts at Carilion Clinic Children's Hospital for help.

Our skilled occupational therapists develop personalized care plans to help each child reach his or her potential. We work closely with families to address their needs and incorporate their goals into each child's treatment plan. These plans coordinate with other primary care and specialty care providers, schools, daycare centers and community service agencies.

Our licensed therapists use proven processes to guide infants, toddlers and older children to a level of achievement based on appropriate goals. We provide diagnostic and therapeutic occupational services for a variety of disorders, including:

  • Autism
  • Balance and coordination problems
  • Cognitive processing/attention deficit
  • Congenital, development or neurological disorders
  • Deficient self-care skills
  • Limited sensory integration
  • Poor fine motor skills
  • Upper extremity dysfunction
  • Visual motor/perceptual disabilities

PEDIATRIC SPEECH THERAPY

At Carilion Clinic Children’s Hospital our highly trained and skilled speech-language therpaists specialize in treating the full range of speech, language, feeding, fluency, voice and pragmatic disorders associated with children. We work closely with families to address their needs and to incorporate their goals into each child’s treatment plan. We are committed to providing outstanding care for children in coordination with other primary care and specialty care providers, schools, daycare centers and community service agencies.

We provide diagnostic and therapeutic services for a variety of speech-language and feeding/swallowing disorders, including:

  • Aphasia (language loss due to brain injury)
  • Apraxia (difficulty sequencing speech sounds)
  • Articulation/phonological disorders (difficulty pronouncing speech sounds)
  • Autism spectrum disorders
  • Central auditory processing disorders
  • Cognitive linguistic disorders
  • Communication difficulties related to hearing impairment
  • Dysarthria (slow, slurred speech)
  • Feeding aversion and swallowing issues
  • Oral and written language difficulties
  • Oromotor deficits (weak or uncoordinated mouth muscles)
  • Stuttering/fluency disorders
  • Texture difficulties
  • Transitioning to oral feeding
  • Velopharyngeal insufficiency (hypernasal speech)

We commonly perform the following procedures and diagnostic tests:

  • Central auditory processing testing
  • Consultative, diagnostic and direct therapy in oral-motor, feeding and swallowing
  • Modified barium swallow studies for evaluation of swallowing function
  • Evaluation and treatment of resonance disorders

Our therapists use proven techniques to guide infants, toddlers and older children to a level of achievement based on appropriate goals.