The Pediatric Therapy program at EIRMC strives for interdisciplinary teamwork between Occupational Therapists, Physical Therapists, Speech and Language Therapists, physicians, developmental agencies, and school programs. We give children, families, and caregivers one-on-one attention and work with children from newborn to 21 years old who have mild to severe disabilities in a family-centered environment.
Many of our young patients see more than one therapist at each visit. This collaborative approach is specifically used for children with feeding difficulties and children with global delays.
Additionally, many members of the Pediatric Therapy Team work in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) and have expertise with premature and fragile infants.
Speech Therapy: not only what is said, but also what is heard.
Pediatric Speech-Language Pathologists help children communicate with others. They address language development, clarity of speech production, processing others' speech and language, and feeding and swallowing skills. They also address literacy, cognitive disorders, and auditory processing disorders.
Occupational Therapy: teaching independence or adaptation for routines at school, home, and in the community.
Pediatric Occupational Therapists help children gain motor skills used for dressing, bathing and grooming tasks; coordinate use of their hands to play, write, explore, and learn; develop social skills and appropriate behavior; and use their five senses to process and make sense of the world around them. Our occupational therapists are specially trained to assess and treat incontinence issues and pelvic floor dysfunction. View a calendar of upcoming Infant Massage classes taught by our Pediatric Occupational Therapists.
Physical Therapy: specializing in gross motor skills that encourage mobilization and exploration.
Pediatric Physical Therapists help children develop muscle strength and tone, and coordinate those muscles to sit, stand, balance, walk, reach, run and jump.
The Pediatric Therapy Clinic offers individual treatment rooms as well as two gyms and a kitchen to best meet the needs of children. Services are provided in outpatient and "early intervention" settings, and for inpatient (NICU, PICU, and Pediatric units).