Pediatric Therapy & Rehabilitation
Children are unique and therefore have unique health needs. Sometimes children with unique needs require pediatric therapy from a team of specialized therapists. And that’s exactly what we’re here for.
Firelands Regional Medical Center’s Children's S.P.O.T. serves children with special needs in a playful, child-centered, encouraging environment.
Pediatric therapy is designed to be a fun learning experience to help children improve function and confidence in their skills. Each therapist integrates highly specialized training into therapeutic activities and works directly with parents to promote the child’s success in therapy. Our goal is to look at children as whole persons and focus on their strengths to build their undeveloped skills.
Our pediatric rehabilitation services and programs focus on treating children who may have one of the following conditions:
- Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
- Autism spectrum disorders
- Brachial plexus injuries
- Brain injury or brain tumor
- Cerebral palsy
- Craniofacial anomalies
- Down syndrome
- Feeding and swallowing disorders
- Genetic abnormalities
- Orthopedic conditions
- Speech and language disorders
- Spina bifida
- Voice disorders
- Other developmental disabilities
The Firelands Children’s S.P.O.T. provides pediatric therapy for the above conditions through the following areas:
The goal of physical therapy is to help children develop independence by learning motor skills such as rolling, sitting, crawling, walking, running, jumping and balance. Physical therapy also assists with improving muscle strength, joint range of motion, postural strength and the use of mobility aids.
The goal of occupational therapy is to help children develop skills to enhance their daily life. Fine motor skills, motor planning skills, coping skills, self-help skills, feeding skills, sensory integration skills, and visual motor skills are crucial for a child's success in self-care, school performance and interaction.
The goal of speech therapy is to help children develop effective communication skills to be independent learners. Skills such as articulation, voice, fluency, cognition, auditory processing, verbal expression, auditory comprehension, and social and pragmatic interaction are essential for children to be successful communicators. Our speech-language pathologists are also highly trained in feeding and swallowing disorders and assistive technology.
Upcoming Classes & Events
Summer Pediatric Groups
Our summer pediatric therapy clinics offer personalized attention for your child. All of our sessions are led by our experienced physical therapists, occupational therapists, and/or speech-language pathologists.
Join us as we embark on a summer of friendship, fun, and adventure!
Baby & Me Classes
The Firelands Regional Medical Center Children’s S.P.O.T and Help Me Grow of Erie County collaborate to provide monthly Baby & Me classes for non-walkers and walkers. These fun and educational classes provide opportunity to engage your baby while having experienced developmental therapists coach you through important aspects of development including tummy time, positioning, toy and equipment choice, sensory play, and early language development.
Find more information about the Baby & Me class dates and times on our calendar.