Cabell Huntington Hospital’s Outpatient Pediatric Rehabilitation Center offers comprehensive, specialized care for children birth to 18 years of age.
Cabell Huntington Hospital’s Outpatient Pediatric Rehabilitation Center offers comprehensive, specialized care for children birth to 18 years of age. Physical, Occupational and Speech Therapies are offered in our new facility designed for the pediatric patient. Family centered care is a primary focus to providing individualized treatment to the child. The staff at this facility are specialists in working with children on the Autism Spectrum as well as numerous other developmental disabilities. Individual treatment rooms make it possible for your child to receive the individualized care required while reducing distractions. Our Snoezelen® Sensory Room is utilized to help the anxious patient calm. Our Viewing Room allows parents to observe without being in the treatment room, which helps reduce the distraction to the child. Our specialists can provide therapy services for:
The focus of pediatric physical therapy is on the total child, with an emphasis on core stability, lower extremity function and gross motor skills. The goal is to develop and/or restore age-appropriate ambulation and mobility skills and improve deficits related to balance, coordination, strength, range of motion, muscle tone, endurance and conditioning. The Physical Therapy staff works with children with cerebral palsy, spina bifida and muscular dystrophy as well as those recovering from injuries, fractures, sprains and burns.The staff also provides assistance with obtaining appropriate braces and equipment for walking and standing.
Pediatric occupational therapy uses functional, task-oriented or play-based activities to address upper extremity weakness, impairments and delays in fine motor skills, visual motor or sensory integration, eye-hand coordination and visual perceptual skills. The focus is on improving limitations that affect the performance of activities of daily living at home, at school and in the community. Desk and school skills are emphasized for children with shortened attention span, learning disabilities and/or other developmental issues. The Occupational Therapy staff also assists with adaptive equipment and splinting as needed.
Speech therapy services are provided to improve functional communication skills, broaden expressive and receptive language skills, promote proper speech sound production, and help children learn how to control food in the mouth and swallow it. Children with issues related to articulation, feeding and swallowing, language delays and oral motor and speech disorders benefit from evaluation and treatment by the Speech Therapy staff. The staff is also experienced in working with children with neurological or hearing impairment, cleft lip and/or palate and communication disorders.
Children are treated by the Rehabilitation Services staff on an inpatient and outpatient basis by appointment with physician referral. For more information about Pediatric Rehabilitation Services at Cabell Huntington Hospital, please call 304.399.6511