Pediatric Therapy

Pediatric Therapy

Lake Huron Medical Center offers pediatric therapy services for children ages newborn up to 18 years. Our speech-language pathologists, occupational and physical therapists provide specialized and comprehensive treatment of children as they grow and learn, in a child-centered environment. Each program is individualized and unique to each child’s challenge as our therapists work with them and their family in reaching their goals.

What to Expect from the Initial Evaluation

Your child’s first visit to Pediatric Therapy will last approximately one hour. During this time, we will get to know you and your child, as well as learn about his or her specific needs. The therapist will complete a formal evaluation and prepare a treatment plan with you.

How to Schedule an Initial Evaluation

In order to schedule a physical, occupational and/or speech-language evaluation, you must first obtain a prescription from your child’s physician. Then call our department at (810) 216-1800. Please have your insurance information available when you make the call. Your child will be scheduled for an evaluation at the first available appointment time.

Pediatric Therapy Programs

Lake Huron Medical Center’s Pediatric Therapy Program includes services for children from birth through age 18.

Our therapists are specially trained in the treatment of:

  • Attention Deficit Disorder
  • Alternative/Augmentative Communication
  • Autism
  • Pervasive Developmental Disorders (PDD)
  • Brain Injury
  • Chromosomal and Genetic Syndromes
  • Neurological Disorders
  • Oral Motor Dysfunctions
  • Orthopedic Injuries
  • Sensory Integration
  • Speech Language Disorders

Our staff is dedicated to providing skilled and compassionate treatment to children, and helping them to maximize their potential. For further information, or to schedule an appointment, please call (810) 216-1800.

Pediatric Therapy Staff

Physical Therapists treat children with delayed gross motor development caused by prematurity, neuromuscular disorders, genetic disorders, illness and/or injury. The child's physical disabilities are addressed through an age appropriate play environment. The family is included in all aspects of treatment.

Occupational Therapists treat children who are delayed in fine visual motor development, who have impaired processing of their sensory systems and who have difficulty with their self-care skills. Treatment approach is holistic and the family, child and therapist work as a team to improve the child's function.

Speech Language Pathologists treat children whose communication, oral motor or feeding and swallowing abilities are delayed or developing differently than what is typical for children. Speech and language therapy involves assessing a child to determine his or her needs and working closely with the family to design a plan of treatment.