McKee Medical Center Pediatric Rehabilitation Services deliver highly-specialized, family-centered care in an environment that caters to the special needs of children. The philosophy of our pediatric therapy and rehabilitation programs is to provide a team approach with all disciplines working together 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 approach allows us to provide the best care for a child and ensure carry over 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 meet the individual needs of each child and his or her family.
Our team has the experience to address diagnoses including (but not limited to) Cerebral Palsy, Autism Spectrum Disorders, Developmental Delays, speech/language delays, Down’s Syndrome and other chromosomal abnormalities, Traumatic Brain Injuries, birth defects, prematurity, Torticollis, hypo and hypertonia, neurological disorders and orthopedic conditions.
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Speech and Language Therapists work with children to improve functional communication skills, increase expressive and receptive language skills as well as speech sound production. They work on:
- Language delay/disorder
- Oral-motor and feeding disorders
- Auditory processing disorder
- Cognitive skills development
- Cleft palate and developing augmentative
- Alternative assistance communication devices/systems for non-verbal children.
Physical Therapists provide a functional approach to improve areas of gross motor skills. They work on:
- Range of motion
- Muscle tone
- Assistance with obtaining equipment for walking and standing as well as the appropriate braces for legs.
Occupational Therapists use a functional, task-oriented or play-based approach to improve independence for activities of daily living. The 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
- Kid-Self Pediatric Therapy Program to provide financial assistance for therapy services to families in need.
For more information on Pediatric Rehabilitation Services at McKee Medical Center, please call (970) 820-4171.