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Occupational Therapy Promotes Optimal Functioning for Children

Pediatric occupational therapy helps young patients discover their full potential and attain optimal function. Our dedicated therapists at University Hospitals Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital’s occupational therapy program help children with the following conditions:

Personalized Activities and Individualized Therapy

Pediatric occupational therapists at UH Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital in Cleveland, Ohio, use a holistic approach to therapy, considering each child’s and family’s physical, social, and emotional needs when developing the plan of care. Working as a team with parents and other healthcare providers, we engage infants, toddlers, children and adolescents in personalized activities to optimize functional independence. Our pediatric occupational therapists help to improve the skills necessary for activities of daily living, including:

  • Fine motor development and coordination
  • Motor planning and coordination
  • Oral-motor skills, feeding, and swallowing
  • Range of motion
  • Sensory processing
  • Strength
  • Visual-motor skills

Treatment activities and techniques used in pediatric occupational therapy may include:

  • Casting/splinting
  • Developmentally appropriate games/play
  • Developmental handling
  • Dressing, grooming, toileting, and other activities of daily living
  • Feeding
  • Handwriting
  • Sensory integration
  • Cognitive rehabilitation

An Interdisciplinary, Team Approach to Treatment

Our pediatric occupational therapists work closely with other UH pediatric specialists such as gastroenterologists, neurologists, pulmonologists, cardiologists, orthopaedic surgeons, physical therapists, speech-language pathologists, nurses, and social workers in a team approach, addressing each child’s unique needs. We provide outpatient services at UH Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital and in the outlying community.

Therapies for Children with Craniofacial Anomalies

Occupational therapists with Pediatric Rehab Services at UH Rainbow Babies & Children Hospital in Cleveland, Ohio often work closely with children diagnosed with craniofacial disorders such as:

As part of the interdisciplinary craniofacial team, our occupational therapists evaluate children with craniofacial anomalies to help identify developmental delays and feeding disorders. They make recommendations for outpatient therapy services, develop individualized plans of care to address sensory, motor, and cognitive deficits, and work with our speech-language pathologists to address any feeding or swallowing disorders.

Convenient Locations

UH Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital offers pediatric occupational therapy at the following locations:

UH Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital
11100 Euclid Ave. – RBC B4
Cleveland, OH 44106
216-844-5155 (fax)
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UH Mentor Hopkins Health Center
9000 Mentor Ave. Suite 214
Mentor, OH 44060
440-974-4493 (fax)
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UH Pediatric Rehab at UH Suburban Health Center
1611 South Green Rd. #105
South Euclid, OH 44121
216-381-5894 (fax)
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Additional UH Pediatric Occupational Therapy Locations

UH Portage Medical Center
6847 N Chestnut Street, Suite 100
Ravenna, OH 44266
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Lifeworks of Southwest General
7390 Old Oak Blvd.
Middleburg Heights, OH 44130
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UH Samaritan Rehab Services
2163 Claremont Avenue
Ashland, OH 44085
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