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Children's Rehabilitation

Our Children's Rehabilitation program, offered at our main facility in Aiken, South Carolina, provides individualized occupational therapy, physical therapy and speech therapy services to children with special needs through the use of an interdisciplinary team of pediatric experienced professionals.

Occupational Therapy combines the understanding of sensory systems, posture, and movement to help a child become independent in self care skills, play skills, fine motor skills, and visual perceptual motor skills. The therapist structures both the task and the environment to allow the child to practice these skills and solve any problems the child may encounter within the task.

Physical Therapy promotes achievement of developmental gross motor milestones or to return a child to their prior level of function following an injury. PT addresses the ability to walk (with and without assistive equipment), ability to propel a wheelchair, strength, range of motion, development of gross motor skills, balance and coordination.

Speech Therapy increases a child’s communication skills through observation and measurement of a child’s speech and language ability, addresses delays in communication skills including articulation (pronunciation of words), language (expression and understanding), fluency (stuttering), oral motor difficulties (feeding and swallowing), and hearing impairments.

 

A Team Approach for You and your child

Our team is dedicated to leading and supporting your child to advance to his highest level of independent function. Your partners in Pediatrics consist of many people who care about your child’s well being. In coordination with your Pediatrician, our Occupational, Physical and/or Speech Therapists will help your child reach their fullest potential in a pleasant, caring, and kid friendly atmosphere. A treatment plan is designed especially for your child, so we can meet the goals that are appropriate for you and your child. Your plan may include individual or group therapy with the following treatment activities; gait training, strengthening exercises, modalities self care training, sensory integration, visual perceptual skill activities, gross motor skills, fine motor skills, oral motor activities, dysphagia treatment, vocabulary development, articulation (speech sound production), language development, fluency training, hearing impairment training, sign language, or augmentative communication training. We also collaborate with other agencies involved with your child such as his teacher or other professionals for specialized equipment needs.

A Plan for You and Your Child

Hitchcock Healthcare is here to direct, support and encourage you and your family. Therapy is not something we do to your child, but rather we do together with your child. It is active and requires you and your child’s participation from goal setting through the completion of the treatment plan and beyond. Together, we’ll overcome the challenges and celebrate the victories along the way.

To learn more about our Children's Rehabilitation Services, please call 803-293-4371.

Individualized Children's medical conditions include,
but are not limited to:

  • Autistic Spectrum Disorders
  • Developmental Delay
  • Orthopedic Impairment
  • Neurological Impairments
  • Sensory Disorders
  • Cognitive Problems
  • Perception Problems
  • Voice Disorders
  • Articulation Disorders
  • Language or Fluency Disorders

Admissions Process for Children's Rehabilitation

  • Ages birth to 12 years
  • Must have physician prescription for each therapeutic discipline
  • Accompanied by parent or legal guardian to evaluation

Hours of Operation

Mon.: 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
Tues. -Thurs.: 8:00am - 6:00pm
Fri.: Closed

 

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