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.
Pediatric occupational therapy is for children with a variety of conditions, including:
- those that are present at birth (such as cerebral palsy or
- 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
Location: Therapeutic & Rehabilitation Services: 5th Floor
General Information: (407) 650-7833
For Appointments: (407) 650-7715
- photo ID
- medical insurance cards
- 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
Our pediatric occupational therapy team at Nemours Children’s Hospital provides rehabilitation and therapeutic services on an inpatient and outpatient basis.
We strive to help children with disabilities or acquired injuries to maximize their functional independence in the areas of:
- Selfcare/Activities of Daily Living (ADL)
- fine motor coordination
- visual perceptual and visual motor integration
- sensory processing and integration
- high-level functional learning
Because occupational therapy for children is useful in a wide range of situations, we routinely fabricate upper extremity splints for children recovering from surgery and for those with neuromuscular disorders and cerebral palsy. The pediatric occupational therapists at Nemours also use serial casting and splinting for children who participate in a spasticity management program.
If needed, we may recommend certain types of adaptive equipment and/or customized devices that will help your child to feed, bathe, toilet, and perform other Activities of Daily Living more independently.
A Coordinated Approach Helps Your Child Achieve the Best Outcome
Our pediatric occupational therapy practitioners work closely with a wide range of people who touch your child’s life, including:
- family members
- assistive technology experts
- physical therapists
- speech and language pathologists
- pain management specialists
- professionals from your child’s educational system
With this coordinated approach, we can help ensure that your child makes progress in all possible environments.