Children sometimes require special help as they grow and develop. Lehigh Valley Health Network (LVHN) outpatient pediatric rehabilitation programs offer a comprehensive team approach to help your child optimize their functional skills.
Our team of physical therapists, occupational therapists, speech language pathologists, audiologist and pediatric physiatrist focuses on:
- Physical development
- Sensory integration skills
- Gross/fine motor development
- Speech and language
- Academic abilities
Partners throughout development
We offer a family centered approach, for newborns to children 18 years of age, that enhances children’s participation in their daily routines.
The program emphasizes an episodic model of care, working together with families to set realistic, attainable treatment goals. This approach allows us to be partners in the care of your child at specific intervals throughout their development.
Physical therapy specializes in:
- Movement disorders
- Coordination disorders
- Pelvic pain/incontinence
- Education in proper use of orthotics
- Floppy or stiff muscle tone
Occupational therapy specializes in:
- Fine motor coordination
- Academic/writing difficulties
- Difficulties with bathing/dressing/play skills
- Difficulties regulating movement, sound, touch
- Visual perceptual impairments
Speech language pathology specializes in:
- Breast feeding or eating concerns
- Difficulty understanding and following directions
- Difficulty forming sentences
- Difficulty speaking clearly
- Oral motor function and articulation
Dedicated to clinical excellence in pediatric care, our rehabilitation team is focused on providing individualized evidence-based care.
Our therapists’ expertise, partnered with specialized programs and advanced technologies, helps children and young adults achieve optimum functionality, mobility and independence.
Cuevas MEDEK Exercise: Dynamic technique used in physical and occupational therapy aimed at provoking improved postural responses in patients to promote progress toward developmental milestones in gross motor development.
Bioness Integrated Therapy System (BITS): Challenge and assess the visual, cognitive, motor and balance abilities of individuals. Work on hand-object-eye coordination activities, as well as dual task activities combining cognitive and motor tasks.
Dynavision: The premier cognitive training device in the market that combines eye-hand coordination, peripheral vision training and brain processing to drive performance enhancement and faster recovery.
Interactive Metronome (IM): IM training has been shown to improve attention and concentration, control of impulsivity, working memory, processing speed and auditory and language processing. In everyday life, children are seeing positive results in academic performance, social interaction, organizational skills and self-confidence.