We believe that your family is key to your child's therapy success. Knowing that therapy is a small portion of your child's daily life, we give the child and caregiver tools to promote independence and function at home, school and out in the community. We do this through a holistic approach, which means we look at the whole child, physically and psychologically, to help them achieve a healthy life balance.
Cook Children's has speech-language pathologists, feeding therapists, occupational therapists and physical therapists that can assess your child's skills and help them reach their goals.
When most people hear the term occupational therapy (OT), they think of work and grownups, not kids. After all, kids don't have "occupations" ... or do they? For babies and toddlers, play is their job. As kids get older, play and school become their jobs. Teens and young adults very often do add jobs to school and play.
Let us help maximize your child’s potential. Occupational therapy focuses on fine motor and functional skills to enhance development, restore function and prevent disability from pediatric conditions, illness and injury. Our team of therapists uses individual interventions and cutting edge techniques that address:
Information sheet on fine motor skill milestones for ages 3-6
Handwriting can provide clues to developmental problems that may hinder a child’s learning. Poor handwriting may lead to difficulties with schoolwork and confidence. Handwriting is a complex activity that requires a child to manage the written language.
Information sheet on handwriting
Physical therapists work with patients and their families to progress large motor and functional skills. Our team can help your child safely participate in activities at home, in the classroom or the playground. We look at the quality of a child’s movements, balance and coordination skills, strength, range of motion and endurance for daily activities and mobility. Our therapists are also available to show your child how to navigate safely with mobility aids such as wheelchairs, orthotics and other supports.
Our group of physical therapists has home programs available for children with:
Information sheet on fine motor skill milestones for ages 0-3
All kids speak gibberish early, but as they get grow older their vocabulary should expand. Speech and language pathologists focus on development of oral motor, speech, language and communication abilities. Speech Therapy also includes auditory processing and social skills.
An articulation disorder involves problems making sounds. Sounds can be substituted, left off, added or changed. These errors may make it hard for people to understand what your child is saying. Young children often make speech errors. For instance, many young children sound like they are making a "w" sound for an "r" sound, saying "wabbit" for "rabbit,” or may leave sounds out of words, such as "nana" for "banana." The child may have an articulation disorder if these errors continue past the expected age.
Information sheet on articulation norms
To make a referral to one of our Cook Children's Home Health locations, call 800-747-8242. A representative will assist you.
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