Pediatric Rehabilitation

Bellin Health offers Pediatric physical therapy, occupational therapy, and speech therapy targeting children ages birth to 18.

Physical and occupational therapy work with children who have physical challenges due to illness, injury, surgery, or congenital conditions. A comprehensive evaluation is performed to assess the child’s strengths and limitations. A treatment plan is designed to achieve the goals of the child and family.

Speech-language pathologists work with children who have a variety of speech, language or feeding disorders associated with various congenital conditions or children demonstrating difficulties with communication or feeding development. Depending on caregiver concerns, a comprehensive evaluation is performed to assess all areas of either speech and language or feeding skills. Strengths and difficulties are identified within this initial evaluation and a treatment plan is created to achieve family and patient-centered goals. Your child’s speech therapist will collaborate with other professionals within your child’s care team to ensure effective communication regarding treatment planning and carryover.

What diagnoses does pediatric speech therapy see?

  • Expressive Language Disorders
  • Mixed Receptive-Expressive Language Disorders
  • Social Language Disorders
  • Stuttering/Fluency Disorders
  • Speech Sound Disorders
  • Motor Speech Disorders
  • Voice/Resonance Disorders
  • Dysphagia/Feeding Difficulties - Oral Motor Deficits
  • Hearing Loss
  • Cognitive Communication Deficits
  • Autism Spectrum Disorder
  • Down Syndrome
  • Cerebral Palsy

What We Offer

  • Identify and treat communication and/or feeding disorders
  • Create a safe, fun environment for children to promote learning and growth
  • Parent-clinician coaching to execute therapeutic techniques
  • Home-programming plan to carry over skills at home
  • Provide information on community resources
  • Coordination of care and recommend related referrals (if appropriate)

What to Expect During Therapy

  • Standardized testing to obtain a baseline for treatment
  • Modeling/encouragement of multimodal or total communication
    • Validating communication across all types (verbal speech, signs, gestures, device use, etc.)
  • Use of augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) devices (if appropriate)
  • Parent-clinician collaboration to ensure carry over and success across all settings (therapy room, home, community, school, etc.)
  • Play-based communication strategies/interaction
  • Structured/drill activities for repetition to acquire new skills
  • Homework provided to generalize skills at home

Insurance Coverage

Bellin Health is in-network for a number of insurance companies. As always, it is best to reach out to your insurance’s member services to request exact speech therapy benefits for your child’s plan.