Pediatric Therapy Services

For decades, specialists at SSM Health Dean Medical Group have provided integrated services for children with a range of neurodevelopmental problems. Through this integration, we evaluate conditions and coordinate our services with parents, schools and therapists to help achieve meaningful results. This group approach results in a program unique to every child and family.

When to Consider an Evaluation

There are common symptoms of possible neurological conditions that may require attention. Do any of the following symptoms apply to your child or a child you know? Is your child:

  • Overly fussy or sensititive to touch, textures or sounds?
  • Having trouble drinking abottle, eating or transitioning to solids?
  • Not achieving milestones relating to motor skills?
  • Clumsy, falling easily, and/or frustrated with not being able to keep up with peers?
  • Unable to be examined due to overactivity, inability to follow directions or to sit and focus?
  • Having trouble with social interactions or establishing eye contact?

Specialized Therapy Programs

We offer a number of specific programs that can offer meaningful improvements and solutions.

Occupational Therapy

We provide assistance and therapies for:

  • Fine-motor/perceptual-motor skill development
  • Sensory processing and integration difficulties
  • Improvement of upper extreity strength and function
  • Activities of daily living
  • School readiness and handwriting skills

Physical Therapy

We treat and assist patients with conditions and issues relating to:
  • Gross-motor functions and skills
  • Balance and coordination
  • Torticollis and head asymmetry
  • Strength and range of motion
  • Posture
  • Special equipment needs

Speech and Language Therapy

We offer specialized treatments to help improve the following:
  • Expressive and receptive language skills
  • Swallowing
  • Articulation and pronunciation
  • Stuttering
  • Quality of voice
  • Feeding problems
  • Tongue thrust issues

Attention Deficit Disorder Clinic

An occupational therapist and a speech therapist provide an assessment to determine skill deficits, root causes and treatment plans.

Feeding Clinic

An occupational therapist, speech therapist and dietitian make evaluations to determine if oral-motor, sensory processing, nutritional and/or developmental issues are contributing to feeding difficulties.

To schedule an appointment at any pediatric therapy services location, please all (608) 260-6555. 
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