UPMC Hanover Pediatric Rehabilitation helps children experiencing a wide range of challenges to participate with their peers at home, at school, and at play. We provide occupational, physical, and speech-language therapy for children from birth until the age of 18.
Common diagnoses we can help include, but are not limited to:
Our physical therapists help our young patients learn or re-learn how to physically interact with the world and participate in physical activities with other children. Patients may work on:
A child’s ‘occupation’ is to participate in everyday daily activities, such as playing, learning, resting, interacting with friends, and getting dressed. Occupational therapy in our pediatric setting is designed to help a child learn and develop life skills, derive enjoyment from activities, and improve their ability to perform skills of daily life, including:
Our program provides ways for children to increase their ability to communicate. Our speech-language pathologists are specially trained to evaluate and treat the many needs of our patients in new and fun ways. Our program also offers therapy services for swallowing difficulties, in addition to speech and language, articulation, and apraxia. Common therapies help children with:
The purpose of aquatic therapy is to introduce your child to exercise using warm water, which affects the body in a different way than exercise on land. It provides a new environment for working on your child’s goals. Aquatic therapy can be offered by all pediatric rehab disciplines — occupational, physical, and speech-language therapy — in our warm water pool.
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