OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY

Occupational Therapy Services at HealthBridge focus on a child’s skills for playing, school performance, and daily activities according to what is developmentally appropriate for the child’s age group. The OT staff is trained in Neuro Developmental Treatment (NDT), Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Facilitation (PNF) and a variety of developmental instruments.  These therapy modalities aim to provide a child with the skills necessary to achieve independence in all areas of their lives, both cognitive and physical; enhancing a child’s motor skills while enhancing their self-esteem and sense of accomplishment and independence.

Our treatment team helps each child become as independent as possible for their appropriate age at home, school and with play activities. Specific diagnosis may include, but are not limited to:

  • Brain Injury

  • Cerebral Palsy

  • Vascular Impairments

  • Demyelinating Diseases

  • Guillain Barre Syndrome

  • Down Syndrome

  • Spinal Cord Injury

  • Tumor Resection

  • Developmental Delay

  • Autism

  • Feeding Difficulties

  • Sensory Processing Disorders

Our Approach to Treatment

Our Occupational therapy with children at HealthBridge focuses on functional independence in areas of daily living and progression of age appropriate developmental skills in a child’s home, community and school environments. Patients undergo a comprehensive occupational therapy assessment prior to beginning therapy to determine a treatment plan based on their unique needs. Progress is monitored and goals are updated and modified as needed.

Specialized occupational therapy services:

  • Visual perceptual assessment and treatment

  • Fine motor programs

  • Neuromuscular re-education

  • Sensory integration and regulation

  • Social behavior skills necessary for play and education

  • Community re-entry programs

  • Activities of daily living 

  • Swallowing and feeding program

  • Standing program

  • Adaptive technology trials

  • Pediatric Yoga

Referrals

Our admissions team at HealthBridge Children’s Hospital works closely with referring hospitals, physicians, insurances, and family members to ensure that the admission process is timely and efficient. To refer a patient, schedule a tour, or to ask questions about our services, call HealthBridge at 888-306-5121 and someone will assist you.