Types of Pediatric Rehabilitation Therapy

Speech Therapy

  • Speech-language testing and treatment
  • Modified barium swallow study in radiology
  • Oral motor/feeding treatment
  • Cognitive testing and therapy (thinking skills)
  • Augmentative communication
  • Voice therapy
  • Passy-Muir valve
  • Stuttering
  • Articulation therapy
  • VitalStim® (uses electrical stimulation of the swallowing muscles to improve strength and decrease risk of swallowing problems)

Occupational Therapy

  • Fine motor skills
  • Balance and posture control
  • Strengthening and coordination
  • Activities of daily living
  • Adaptive equipment
  • Sensory motor skills
  • Visual-motor perception
  • Printing and cursive writing
  • Splinting for hands and feet (to improve position and function)
  • Aquatic therapy

Physical Therapy

  • Gross motor skills
  • Balance and posture control
  • Walking and movement testing and therapy
  • Strengthening and coordination
  • Wheelchair evaluation and positioning
  • Aquatic therapy

Audiology

  • Complete hearing evaluations
  • Otoacoustic Emissions (testing evaluating the inner ear)
  • Hearing aid evaluations and fittings
  • Tympanometry (tests the middle ear for fluid, perforations and dysfunction)
  • Auditory Processing Disorder Test (evaluates how sounds are understood from a normal hearing ear to the brain)
  • Vestibular testing (evaluates balance in patients with dizziness)
  • Auditory Brainstem Response testing (evaluates the auditory nerve function from the ear to the brain)
  • Auditory Steady State Response (predicts hearing levels from patients that are difficult to test)

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