Occupational Therapy

A child in Nemours' pediatric occupational therapy program play with blocks.

Our pediatric occupational therapy program provides evaluation and treatment services for children who have difficulty performing everyday activities. We design a comprehensive pediatric occupational therapy program tailored to your child. Our goal is always to restore as much function and independence as possible.

 
Read More About Pediatric Occupational Therapy
Pediatric occupational therapy is for children with a variety of conditions, including:
  • those that are present at birth (such as cerebral palsy or
    Down syndrome)
  • those acquired through illness (such as muscular dystrophy
    or juvenile rheumatoid arthritis)
  • those acquired through accident or injury (such as traumatic brain injuries, spinal cord injury, or loss of a body part)
  • those due to prematurity or developmental delay
  • deficits in sensory processing, commonly seen in autism
    spectrum disorders

Bryn Mawr

Nemours duPont Pediatrics, Bryn Mawr

Bryn Mawr Medical Arts Pavilion
825 Old Lancaster Road, Suite 250
Bryn Mawr, PA 19010
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For Appointments: (302) 651-4200
For Information: (610) 542-3300

Hours: Monday–Friday, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
(Ask about our evening hours.)
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What to Bring
  • photo ID
  • medical and pharmacy insurance cards
  • preferred pharmacy name and phone number
  • names and dosage of all medications, including over-the-counter medication, your child is currently taking
  • guardianship and custody papers, if a legal guardian rather than a parent accompanies your child
New Patients

Bring these forms for your first appointment:

Returning Patients
 
Forms & Resources
New Patient Forms
Returning Patient Forms
Resources for Patients & Families

Your child now has access to the occupational therapy expertise of Nemours right near your home — at our state-of-the-art Nemours duPont Pediatrics, Bryn Mawr, facility. Our thoughtfully designed space includes a 3,500-square-foot pediatric rehabilitation facility with advanced equipment. We also offer convenient hours and Nemours’ excellence in care.

What Do Our Occupational Therapists at Bryn Mawr Do?

At Nemours duPont Pediatrics, Bryn Mawr, our occupational therapists will work to increase your child’s independence in activities of daily living, as well as improve arm function, fine motor skills, visual motor skills and functional cognitive (thinking) skills.

Nemours occupational therapists (or “OTs,” for short) also help children who have upper extremity splints, casts and adaptive equipment and/or who need home modifications. We can evaluate, treat and provide consultation for your child to help improve physical and cognitive (the ability to learn and process information) skills, and your child's quality of life.

If need be, our occupational therapists can consult with other Nemours professionals. We can also provide family education services for parents, siblings and others involved in your child’s care.

Using this family-centered approach, our pediatric occupational therapists at Nemours duPont Pediatrics, Bryn Mawr, can help your child with:

  • sensory disorder management
  • upper extremity splinting
  • muscle training and strengthening
  • learning to manage daily living activities such as eating, dressing and hygiene

Therapy That's Fun

Often the techniques our pediatric OTs at Byrn Mawr use with your child may seem like mere play. Your child may, indeed, have a lot of fun and even laugh during occupational therapy. But these therapies are also designed to improve specific abilities. Your child may:

  • work on fine motor skills to grasp items, and to increase speed, legibility, and coordination
  • address hand-eye coordination, improving play skills (such as hitting a target, batting a ball, copying from a blackboard, etc.)
  • learn basic tasks (such as bathing, getting dressed, brushing teeth and self feeding)

Additional pediatric occupational therapy services, including specialized types of diagnostic testing and treatment, are available at Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children in Wilmington, Del.

Therapy Services Recognized for Commitment to Care
Nemours has the only pediatric outpatient therapy services program in New Jersey and the greater Philadelphia region accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF), demonstrating our commitment to provide the highest quality patient care.