Indiana Regional Medical Center (IRMC) has expanded its pediatric therapy services, offering one-on-one therapy sessions with an interdisciplinary team approach among occupational, physical, and speech therapies to children of all ages and diagnoses. Our therapists supply children with an environment conducive to learning while still giving them the opportunity to play.
We treat children with conditions such as autism spectrum disorders, mental retardation, spina bifida, cerebral palsy, muscular dystrophy, neurological conditions, orthopedic conditions, articulation/phonological disorders, and general developmental delays.
Our goal is to ensure that each child with special needs receives all of the services that they may benefit from in order to reach their full potential within their home, school, and social environments.
The therapy clinic is conveniently located on the IRMC campus. A doctor’s order is needed to receive pediatric therapy services. Most insurances are accepted.
Pediatric Physical Therapy
Helping children reach their highest level of independence is the main focus of a physical therapist specializing in pediatrics. Children sometimes need this form of therapy to further develop motor skills such as crawling, sitting, walking, and balancing. Other children may require it to help enhance range of motion or strength lost due to an injury, illness or surgery.
Our physical therapy program focuses on gross motor skills, gait training, balance, coordination, endurance, posture, strengthening, and muscle re-education.
Pediatric Occupational Therapy
An occupational therapist specializing in pediatrics will evaluate and treat a child who needs assistance with activities such as feeding, dressing, playing, bathing, and other age-appropriate activities. The therapist may also help to develop skills in upper body strength, fine-motor coordination, sensory processing skills, self-care skills, play skills, and handwriting.
Occupational therapy treatment centers around giving a child the opportunity to reach his or her highest level of development, in order to be more successful at home, school, and in the community.
Pediatric Speech Therapy
The speech-language pathologist will evaluate and treat those with difficulty understanding language, expressing themselves, speech intelligibility, or difficulty with feeding/swallowing. Children will improve social communication skills with the help of a pediatric speech-language pathologist.
Our program focuses on language development, stuttering, social communication, cognitive-linguistic skills, speech delays/disorders, and assistive technology.
Getting the Family Involved
The true success of a child's therapy depends largely on family involvement. IRMC strives to educate not only the parents, but caregivers and other family members involved in a child's life. In the long run, this will help the child achieve his/her therapy goals. Children will benefit from home activities, since it is the family who truly knows the patient best.