Pediatric Therapy

The Pediatric Rehabilitation and Development teams at OSF Rehabilitation includes physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech and language therapy and feeding therapy.

These disciplines work together with you and your child to develop a plan to help your child grow to his or her fullest potential.

Who Is It For?

Pediatric Therapy Patient with Therapist Children showing delays in gross or fine motor, social, emotional, cognitive and/or speech development. Common diagnoses include:

What Does Pediatric Therapy Involve?

  • A comprehensive evaluation using standardized assessment tools determine your child’s areas of strengths and weaknesses in development and therapy needs
  • Play-based exercise to optimize overall development
  • Home program to help your child meet his/her therapy goals

Preparing for Pediatric Therapy

Your child will need a physician’s referral to set up an initial evaluation appointment.

What to Bring

Please bring your insurance card and a photo ID. Please wear comfortable clothing and shoes.

Please bring any adaptive equipment your child requires or has been issued and any medical documentation that may not be available to the therapist, but you feel is important.

When to Arrive

Arrive about 15 minutes prior to your scheduled visit to complete your registration process. For chidlren under the age of 18, a parent or guardian must be present for the initial appointment.

What to Expect

The first visit will take a little longer, approximately 45 minutes to an hour. This provides the therapist time to talk with you and gather information and measurements.

The therapist may give you a home exercise program to help get you started on your road to recovery.

Parents should be ready to answer questions about the child’s history (medical and developmental).