Sanford Children's Rehabilitation helps children recover and improve physical functioning caused by illness, disease or brain and spinal injuries. Our team of pediatric specialists includes occupational therapists, physical therapists and speech therapists, along with pediatricians, a physiatrist (pediatric rehabilitation physician), psychologists, registered dieticians and more. We are here to consult and provide coordinated therapy services to help children achieve their highest potential and activity levels. We also provide support, guidance and education for parents. These services are provided for both pediatric inpatients and outpatients whose ages range from birth to 21 years of age.
Pediatric Occupational Therapy
Pediatric occupational therapists (OT’s) are nationally certified healthcare professionals who evaluate and treat individuals who have physical injury or illness, psychological diagnosis, developmental, sensory or learning disabilities which limit their abilities to move, play and perform functional activities in their daily lives.
Pediatric Physical Therapy
Pediatric physical therapists (PT’s) are nationally certified healthcare professionals who evaluate and treat individuals who have medical or health-related conditions that limit their ability to move and perform functional activities in their daily lives. Pediatric physical therapists use their expertise in movement and play when working with children and their families to assist each child to reach their maximum potential to function independently.
Pediatric speech therapy
Pediatric speech therapists (ST’s) are nationally certified healthcare professionals who evaluate and treat individuals with speech and language difficulties. Pediatric speech therapists specialize in childhood communication challenges, feeding and swallowing disorders, cognition and social skills.
Our Sanford Children’s Therapy offers a variety of specific services to help children reach their highest level of functional independence. These services include: free screens, NICU follow-ups, feeding and swallowing, hydrotherapy, sensory integration, AIT, assistive devices and adaptive equipment, cleft lip and palate clinic an AIT.
The goal of Children’s Therapy at Sanford Health is to provide evaluation, treatment and education to enable children to reach their highest level of functional independence for daily living skills, mobility, recreational activities, communication and social skills. Therapists may use a variety of modalities and techniques to help children achieve this goal. Treatments may include therapeutic exercises and activities, interactive play activities, modalities, feeding and swallowing techniques, splinting/bracing, assistive devices, Adaptive equipment and education.