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Pediatric Therapies at Providence
When a child needs special therapies, it is important to work with a team of specialized professionals.
Pediatric Therapy services at the Children's Hospital at Providence are delivered by an experienced, multidisciplinary team made up of licensed physical, occupational, and speech therapists. We provide physical, occupational and speech therapy services to children from birth to 18 years of age, in both outpatient and inpatient settings.
Our goal is to help each child reach their fullest potential so that they may succeed at home, at school, and in their community.
Our team of therapists work together as a multidisciplinary team to address each child's individual needs. The child's parents, physician an other professionals such as a dietician, teacher, or social worker may also be included in the development of the child's individual treatment plan and therapy goals.
We are one of the few facilities in Anchorage that offer physical, occupational, and speech therapy services at one convenient location.
Pediatric Occupational Therapy
Pediatric occupational therapists help children work towards engaging fully in all aspects of their lives. This includes development, play, academics, self care, mealtimes, and much more!
Our team works with the family, child and physician to develop an appropriate course of treatment. Our Occupational Therapists provide evaluation and treatment of:
fine motor skills and hand use
self-help skills, such as feeding, dressing, and bathing
feeding difficulties, including oral motor deficits and oral aversion
visual skills, including visual motor coordination and visual perceptual skills
Sensory Integration, including Therapeutic Listening
school skills such as following directions, problem solving, and hand writing
positioning, adaptive equipment and upper body splinting needs.
These services are provided for patients currently admitted to the Children's hospital by physician request and by appointment for outpatient services by calling 212-3116.
Pediatric Speech Therapy
Speech Therapists at the Children's Hopsital at Providence are trained to offer a number of unique services. For example, to ensure effective feeding and swallowing, speech therapists work to improve oral motor skills and swallowing safety through feeding and swallowing techniques or recommend changes in posture and positions.
Our therapists evaluate swallow efficiency with various consistencies of food and liquid. Feeding equipment, techniques and food choices may be recommended to improve swallowing and reduce the risk of food going into the airway. Our Pediatric Speech Therapists provide evaluation and treatment of:
Expressive and receptive language disorders
Communication disorders such as stuttering, voice problems and speech delay
Articulation and phonological disorders
Cognitive skills, such as problem solving and reasoning
Feeding, swallowing and oral motor skills
Pediatric Physical Therapy
Physical therapists at the Children's Hospital at Providence are trained to offer a number of unique services. For example, the team will work with the patient, the family, and the vendors to recommend the proper fit and function for manual or power wheelchairs.
If adaptive equipment is recommended, the therapist is trained to recommend alternative seating or positioning systems, assistive devices, and safety instruction to improve your child's functional abilities and independence. Our Pediatric Physical Therapists provide:
Evaluation and treatment of developmental motor skills
Evaluation and treatment of orthopedic conditions
Evaluation and treatment of neurological conditions
Orthotic consultation and fabrication
Therapeutic equipment consultation
Consultation services for home programs
For conditions requiring splints or orthotic fittings and casting, our therapist evaluates, fabricates, and modifies upper and lower body splints to optimize your child's development. The team can also handle design and casting for custom orthotics which are then produced by local or out-of-state orthotists. Follow-up assessment of fit and function are handled locally.
These services are provided for patients currently admitted to the Children's hospital by physician request and by appointment for outpatient services by calling 261-3116.
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