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Pediatric Therapy

Hendricks Regional Health treats children of many different ages and diagnoses. Our pediatric therapists focus on regaining skills lost to an illness or injury, and improving functional skills for children with cerebral palsy, autism spectrum disorders, or other developmental delays.

How Our Therapies Work

Pediatric Therapy

Physical Therapy for children works to improve gross motor skills and muscle tone, increase strength, and take advantage of custom-made orthotics if needed. Occupational therapy centers on developing fine motor skills, increasing independence, self-care activities, and developing sensory processing skills.

Our therapists work with families to achieve their child's individual goals. We also make adaptations that can help improve quality of life. Throughout treatment, therapists educate parents and caregivers so they can take active roles in their child's progress. Our team often works in conjunction with school-based therapy services to help children develop to their fullest potential.

Creating Your Child's Custom Plan

Our physical and occupational therapy team uses three evaluation tools to help create a tailored treatment plan for each child:

  • BDMS-2: This standardized evaluation tool is helpful in assessing gross and fine motor development in infants and children up to five years of age. The results provide recommendations for the therapy approaches best suited to a particular child.

  • Movement ABC: This evaluation method identifies movement problems that could get in the way of a child's participation in social and school activities. This tool is especially beneficial in planning treatment for patients ages four through twelve.

  • Sensory Profile: This assessment approach is used to help identify problems with sensory processing skills. Sensory skills give feedback from the senses to the brain so that a child can interact with the environment. These skills involve seeing, hearing, touching, smelling, tasting, and body awareness. Treatment for sensory integration problems can be very successful.

Schedule a Visit

Pediatric physical and occupational therapy is available at all three of our medical campuses in Danville, Plainfield, and the Hendricks Regional Health YMCA in Avon. Contact our staff at (317) 745-3420 for more information.

Contact Us

Call (317) 745-3420