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Pediatric Therapy at Good Samaritan Hospital

In our outpatient pediatric rehabilitation program, experienced occupational therapists, physical therapists and speech-language pathologists work closely with each other, our families and their physicians to provide individualized treatment plans that address the unique needs of each child.

Speech-Language Pathology

Our speech-language pathologists address the habilitation, restoration and/or correction of speech, language and other skills necessary for communication. The goal of speech therapy is to assist children in achieving optimal speech and language skills so they can communicate effectively with others. In addition, treatment for  swallowing/feeding, stuttering, pragmatics, orofacial myofunctional ("tongue thrust") and voice disorders are served through this department.
A few conditions we treat:

  • Delayed language acquisition
  • Mispronounced words
  • Stuttering
  • Swallowing/Feeding difficulties
  • Unintelligible speech
  • Voice
  • Orofacial myofunctional "tongue thrust" disorders
  • Pragmatics/Social skills impairments
  • Receptive and expressive language disorders
  • Prematurity

Occupational Therapy

Our occupational therapists work with infants and children who are challenged in reaching their developmental milestones in social, self help and fine motor areas, as well as with children who are having difficulty organizing and integrating information from their environment.  The goal of occupational therapy is to help each child participate in everyday activities of their lives, such as playing with other children, dressing/caring for themselves and helping out at home.
A few conditions we treat:

  • Developmental delay/Prematurity
  • Erb's Palsy/Brachial Plexus Injury
  • Feeding/eating concerns
  • Neurological disorders
  • Neuromuscular disorders
  • Problems with fine motor/coordination
  • Problems with handwriting
  • Problems with self care (i.e. dressing, bathing, grooming)
  • Sensory Integration
  • Upper extremity fractures, sprains/strains, sport injuries
  • Autism
  • Down Syndrome
  • Genetic syndromes

Physical Therapy

Our physical therapists address the movement concerns your child may have. They assess muscle strength, joint movement, gross motor coordination, balance, endurance and motor planning through your child's age appropriate play. The goal of physical therapy is to maximize your child's ability to work towards their gross motor milestones and improve quality of movement. 
A few conditions we treat:

  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Chondromalacia
  • Developmental delay/Prematurity
  • Down Syndrome
  • Gait abnormalities/walking difficulty
  • Gross motor coordination problems
  • Leg length discrepancies
  • Lower extremity fractures, sprains/strains
  • Muscle tightness/weakness
  • Postural dysfunction/scoliosis
  • Sports related injuries of lower extremity
  • Torticollis/Plagiocephaly

 Services Offered for your Child

  • Language/Speech sound development
  • Social skills (Pragmatics Training)
  • Stuttering therapy
  • Oral motor/Sensory activities
  • Orofacial Myofunctional ("tongue thrust") Therapy
  • Feeding
  • Functional electric stimulation
  • Gait training
  • Handling techniques
  • Handwriting
  • Home exercise program
  • Infant calming
  • Infant massage
  • Kinesiotaping
  • Neuro-developmental treatment
  • Patient/Parent education
  • Postural re-education
  • Sensory Integration
  • Therapeutic play
  • Video fluoroscopy
  • Voice therapy
  • ...and much more!
  • Community Education

  • Calming for fussy babies
  • Developmental play
  • Infant massage
  • Feeding
  • Early intervention credentialed therapists

    Contact Us

    If you have concerns about your child's development, discuss with your doctor and request a prescription for an occupational therapy, physical therapy or speech language evaluation. 
    To schedule an appointment, call 630.275.2600.

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