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Expert Help With Everyday Activities

Nemours Children's pediatric occupational therapists help children who have trouble with everyday activities due to injury, development problems or illness. We help build strength to perform tasks and skills to learn, think and process information better.

Our team evaluates your child using the latest tools and methods. We tailor our therapies to your child’s needs and goals. We can improve fine motor skills, hand-eye coordination, muscle training and sensory processing. We use real-life settings to help with dressing, bathing, eating and more.

We work as a team with other rehabilitation therapists and your child’s doctors. In addition to individual and group sessions, we help with assistive devices, school services and how to support your child at home.

Our therapists have expertise working with children of all ages and abilities, from newborns to teens. Because we only care for kids, we know how to make therapy fun and rewarding. Our goal is to help kids gain the confidence and freedom to live their best possible lives.

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We have many pediatric occupational therapists and locations — find the care closest to you:

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Conditions & Treatments

We see a wide range of conditions — far too many to list here. The conditions we treat vary depending on the location and providers selected. Don’t see a condition listed? Call us.

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Fun, Effective Occupational Therapy for Kids

Our team helps kids with a range of conditions function to their highest ability. We build self-esteem and offer education and support for the whole family.

Delaware Valley/Philadelphia Highlights

  • We have the only CARF-certified rehabilitation program for kids in the region. Nemours is recognized for the highest quality of care by the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities .
  • We have a state-of-the-art Rehabilitation and Inpatient Therapy Center. We offer real-life activity settings like a furnished kitchen and bedroom to practice skills safely. We also have an onsite school room with special ed teachers and outdoor therapy spaces.
  • We have indoor pediatric therapy pools. Our hospital pool is the largest of its kind in the tristate area.
  • We’re integrated with the region’s largest pediatric sports medicine facility. Our Center for Sports Medicine offers injury recovery, performance training and other sports services at locations throughout the region.
  • 12+ Specialties we work closely with
  • 800+ Patients we treat for concussions each year at Nemours
  • 3,000+ Kids the Nemours Rehabilitation Medicine Program cares for each year

Florida Highlights

  • We have one of only four multispecialty pediatric inpatient rehab programs in the state. Ours is one of four in Florida, and the only one in Central Florida, with this level of coordinated care. We’re also the only inpatient rehab program in Florida at a hospital completely dedicated to kids.
  • We have advanced rehabilitation facilities. We offer real-life settings like a furnished bathroom and bedroom to practice skills safely. We also have outdoor spaces for therapy and sensory exploration within healing nature.
  • We’re part of renowned Nemours centers and programs. Our occupational therapists are integrated with programs recognized and awarded for excellence. We help kids with concussions and other brain injuries, autism spectrum disorder, cancer, cerebral palsy and more.
  • 12+ Specialties we work closely with
  • 800+ Patients we treat for concussions each year at Nemours
  • 3,000+ Kids the Nemours Rehabilitation Medicine Program cares for each year

Our Highlights

  • We have specialized expertise. We offer certified hand therapy for complex hand and lower arm conditions. We also provide special therapies for kids with developmental differences, burns and more.
  • We use advanced equipment, technologies and methods. We use the latest computerized tools to assess and improve your child’s skills. This precision can mean more focused treatment and better outcomes.
  • We have the latest in orthotics, prosthetics and assistive devices. Our onsite orthotics and prosthetics labs are state-of-the-art. We also use advanced assistive technology, like wheelchairs and communication devices. You get all this in one place.
  • We’re part of renowned Nemours centers and programs. Our occupational therapists are integrated with programs recognized and awarded for excellence. We help kids with concussions and other brain injuries, autism spectrum disorder, cancer, cerebral palsy and more.
  • 12+ Specialties we work closely with
  • 800+ Patients we treat for concussions each year at Nemours
  • 3,000+ Kids the Nemours Rehabilitation Medicine Program cares for each year