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Children’s Services

Find family-centered physical, occupational and speech therapy to help your child reach his or her full potential. Learn about Cone Health’s pediatric rehabilitation services.

Pediatric Rehabilitation

Pediatric Therapy

Help your child reach his or her full potential with pediatric rehabilitation services at Cone Health.

Individualized, Family-Centered Care

Enjoy a fun, caring atmosphere when you choose Cone Health for physical, occupational or speech therapy for your child. Partner with our experienced therapists who support your family and create a program that fits your child’s unique needs and interests. Learn more about our services:

Occupational Therapy for Children

Occupational therapists help children gain skills needed to perform daily activities. Your child may benefit from occupational therapy if he or she expefriences:

  • Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)
  • Autism spectrum disorder
  • Coordination difficulties
  • Difficulty with self-care tasks, such as feeding or dressing
  • Handwriting issues
  • High or low activity level
  • Sensory processing disorder
  • Weakness in the hands, arms, legs or feet

Rely on us for a variety of occupational therapy treatments and services, including:

  • Activities of daily living (ADL) training – Helps your child complete daily tasks more independently
  • Adaptive equipment training – Shows your child how to use special devices to make daily tasks easier
  • Customized exercise programs
  • Fine motor and gross motor training
  • Proprioceptive and vestibular training – Promote body awareness, balance and coordinated movements
  • Sensory integration therapy – Improves understanding of and response to sensations such as light, sound, and touch
  • Social and behavioral skills training – Help children improve relationships, behave ethically and effectively handle challenging situations
  • Splinting – Supports or immobilizes parts of the body; may be used to help increase range of motion
  • Visual perceptual training – Improves your child’s ability to make sense of what he or she sees

Physical Therapy for Children

Physical therapists help children gain strength and flexibility so they can move safely and with less pain. Your child may benefit from physical therapy if he or she experiences:

  • Cerebral palsy
  • Developmental delays
  • Orthopedic or sports injuries
  • Muscle imbalances
  • Tight neck muscles (torticollis)
  • Walking (gait) abnormalities

Trust us for a wide range of physical therapy treatments and services, including:

  • Customized exercise programs
  • Gait and balance training
  • Electrical stimulation – Uses gentle electrical pulses to soothe and relax muscles
  • Functional skills training – Improves daily movements, such as climbing stairs or getting up from a chair
  • Orthotics and adaptive equipment fitting and training
  • Therapeutic taping (Kinesio® Tape) – Reduces pain, swelling and fatigue; helps keep joints and/or muscles in proper alignment
  • Wheelchair use consultation and training

At the Pediatric Rehabilitation Center in Burlington, you’ll also find aquatic therapy, orthotic garments (TheraTogs™) and an AmTryke therapeutic tricycle fitting center.

Speech Therapy for Children

Speech therapists help children communicate and understand more clearly or eat more easily. Your child may benefit from speech therapy if he or she experiences:

  • Autism spectrum disorder
  • Apraxia of speech (verbal apraxia)
  • Cerebral palsy
  • Cleft palate
  • Closed head injury, including concussion
  • Feeding and swallowing disorders (dysphagia)
  • Intellectual disability
  • Language delay (specific language impairment)
  • Oral motor disorder
  • Speech sound disorder

Count on your speech therapist to use strategies tailored to your child’s needs, such as:

  • Articulation therapy – Teaches your child how to produce specific sounds
  • Fluency therapy – Helps your child speak smoothly and with less effort
  • PROMPT (Prompts for Restructuring Oral Muscular Phonemic Targets) therapy – Develops motor control and proper muscle movement

Developmental Screenings

Schedule a Screening

For more information, or to schedule a screening, call 336-274-7956.

If you’re concerned about your child’s growth and development, make an appointment for a free, one-on-one 15-minute screening with a Cone Health occupational, physical or speech therapist. Take advantage of assessments for:

  • Fine motor skills
  • Gross motor skills
  • Sensory processing skills
  • Speech and language skills

In the video below, pediatric physical therapist Carrie Sawulski provides information for parents who may be concerned their child is not hitting those firsts at the same time as other children their age.

Off to a Good Start: Child Developmental Milestones

Rehabilitation at Cone Health

Cone Health offers physical, occupational and speech therapy for all ages. Learn about our rehabilitation services for adults.