McKee Medical Center Pediatric Rehabilitation Services delivers highly specialized, family-centered care to address children's special needs. Pediatric therapy program's philosophy is to provide a team that works with families toward common goals.
We believe it is important to communicate with parents, caregivers, school professionals and other health care providers involved in a child’s care. This allows us to provide the best care for a child and ensure carryover of therapeutic activities to daily life.
Our Pediatric Rehabilitation Department provides dedicated services to children from birth to 18 years of age. Each plan of care is designed to the child and family's individual needs.
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Speech and Language Therapy works with children to improve functional communication skills, increase expressive and receptive language skills as well as speech sound production. Therapists work on:
- Articulation delay
- Language delay/disorder
- Oral-motor and feeding disorders
- Auditory processing disorder
- Cognitive skills development
- Cleft palate
- Alternative assistance communication devices/systems for non-verbal children.
Physical Therapy provides a functional approach to improve areas of gross motor skills. Therapists work on:
- Range of motion
- Muscle tone
- Assistance with obtaining equipment for walking and standing as well as the appropriate braces for legs.
Occupational Therapy uses a functional, task-oriented or play-based approach to improve independence for activities of daily living. Therapists work on:
- Upper extremity fine motor and gross motor coordination
- Visual motor and visual perceptual skills
- Strength and range of motion in arms
- Neuro re-education and tone management following a traumatic injury
- Sensory processing, modulation and dyspraxia
- Assistance for adaptive equipment and durable medical equipment for daily living.
- Individual and group treatment
- Home programs
- Family education, community resources and support
- Developmental screenings
- Therapeutic Infant Intervention Program (TIIP), done early in life with follow-up services at 4, 8 and 12-15 months to assess age-appropriate milestone development
- KidSelf Pediatric Therapy Program to provide financial assistance for therapy services to families in need.
- Partnership with Shriner's Hospital for Children in Salt Lake City, Utah, to provide access to comprehensive care for complex orthopedic and burn problems. Orthopedic specialists from Shriner's Hospital conduct regular video-conference evaluations at McKee. All evaluation expenses are paid for by Shriner's Hospital for Children. Call 1 (800) 313-3745, and select option two for more information.
For more information on Pediatric Rehabilitation Services at McKee Medical Center, please call (970) 820-4171.