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Rehabilitation Services

Pediatrics

Pedi therapy

The Pediatric Rehabilitation program at South Shore Hospital offers physical therapy, occupational therapy, aquatic therapy and speech pathology services for infants, children and adolescents from birth to 17 years of age. Our goal is to help children reach their highest potential within a developmental play framework, using evidence-based treatment approaches. Our staff of certified and licensed therapists is highly experienced to work with children with a variety of neurological, orthopedic and communication disorders.

We also offer aquatic therapy which combines motor activities with motor coordination and motor planning using the water’s support, buoyancy and warmth to enhance the child’s rehabilitation process.

Conditions We Treat

Infants and children with the following conditions may benefit from pediatric therapy services:

  • Premature birth
  • Autism spectrum disorders
  • Chromosomal/genetic conditions
  • Neurologic/movement disorders
  • Orthopedic condition (surgical and non- surgical)
  • Torticollis/Plagiocephaly
  • Toe walking
  • Sensory Processing Disorders
  • Anxiety
  • Upper extremity conditions
  • Attention-deficit disorder (ADD)/Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)
  • Learning disabilities(verbal and non-verbal)
  • Cerebral palsy
  • Mitochondrial disorders
  • Expressive, receptive and pragmatic delays and disorders
  • Articulation/phonology disorders
  • Stuttering/cluttering
  • Voice disorders
  • Motor-speech disorders
  • Apraxia/Dysarthria
  • Nonverbal disorders
  • Executive Functioning Disorder (EFD)
  • Auditory Processing Disorder (APD)
  • Down syndrome

Treatments We Provide May Include:

Physical Therapy

  • Neuromuscular re-education
  • Strengthening/range of motion (ROM)
  • Gait training/Lite Gait™ treadmill system
  • Electrical stimulation
  • Aquatic therapy

Occupational Therapy

  • Activities of Daily Living (ADL) Training
  • Fine motor training
  • Visual perceptual training and handwriting
  • Eye hand coordination training
  • postural control training
  • Sensory integration intervention
  • Alert program of self-regulation/ zones of regulation/sensory diet training
  • Gross motor coordination disorders
  • Neuromuscular re-education

Speech Therapy

  • Play-based, behavioral speech and language therapy
  • Oral motor therapy
  • Early intervention
  • Phonemic awareness and pre-reading skills training
  • Behavioral fluency therapy
  • Resonance, phonation and vocal training
  • Alternative and Augmentative Communication (AAC) / Speech Generating Device (SGD)
  • Training
  • Cognitive and Linguistic Skills Training

Our therapists work closely with the referring physician to accomplish each patient's individualized goals and/or restore/maintain each patient’s functional mobility based on the referring diagnosis.

Please call (781) 624-8474 for more information or to schedule an appointment for your child.

We offer services in two locations:

780 Main Street – Satellite Gym

Occupational therapy is available, and we have suspended equipment for Sensory Integration Treatment. Call 781-624-8177 for more information.

55 Fogg Road - Main Hospital Outpatient Rehab Department

Physical, occupational, speech and aquatic therapy is offered at the Outpatient Rehab Department at the Main Hospital. In a private pediatric treatment room with suspended equipment. Call 781-624-8140 for more information.

    

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