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Pediatric Occupational Therapy

We provide specialized evaluation and treatment to children and teens who have issues with fine motor skills, visual-perception skills, cognitive skills and sensory-processing deficits. Our goal is to help your child be as independent as possible.

We have one focus: kids

We help kids who have a physical, sensory or cognitive disability carry out everyday activities like brushing their teeth or putting on shoes and socks. We'll evaluate your child's skills for playing, school performance and daily activities, and compare them with what is developmentally appropriate for that age group. 

We will also evaluate your child's need for specialized equipment, such as splints, bathing equipment, dressing devices, feeding utensils, and communication aids.

Types of treatment

  • Eye-hand coordination skills training
  • Splinting, orthotics and exercises designed to prevent deformity, restore function and build strength
  • Aquatic therapy
  • Compression garments for burn patients
  • Self-care skills for greater daily independence

Reasons for a referral to occupational therapy may include:

  • Autism spectrum disorders
  • Brachial plexus injury
  • Cognitive delays
  • Developmental and motor skill delays
  • Hand injuries
  • Pain reduction
  • Perceptual problems
  • Sensory processing disorder
  • Traumatic brain injury

We provide care to patients in both the hospital and outpatient setting, and serve as a resource to schools and community programs. We offer occupational therapy services at  satellite locations throughout northeast Ohio.

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Locations

Contact Occupational Therapy

330-543-8257

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Occupational Therapy
Akron Children's Hospital Occupational Therapy, Akron
Main Hospital Building
214 West Bowery Street
2nd floor - Orange elevator
Akron, Ohio 44308
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Rehabilitative Services, Amherst
Akron Children's Hospital Pediatric Rehabilitative Services, Amherst
Akron Children's Health Center, Amherst
47185 Cooper Foster Park Road
Amherst, Ohio 44001
Fax: 440-960-6555
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Occupational Therapy, Boardman
Akron Children's Hospital Occupational Therapy, Boardman
6505 Market Street
Boardman, Ohio 44512
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Rehabilitative Services, Boston Heights
Akron Children's Hospital Pediatric Rehabilitative Services, Boston Heights
Akron Children's Health Center, Boston Heights
328 East Hines Hill Road
Boston Heights, Ohio 44236
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Rehabilitative Services, Mansfield
Akron Children's Hospital Pediatric Rehabilitative Services, Mansfield
Akron Children's Health Center, Mansfield
1029 South Trimble Road
Mansfield, Ohio 44906
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Rehabilitative Services, Massillon
Akron Children's Hospital Pediatric Rehabilitative Services, Massillon
Akron Children's Health Center, Massillon
1149 Lincoln Way East
Massillon, Ohio 44646
Fax: 330-830-7929
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Rehabilitative Services, Medina
Akron Children's Hospital Pediatric Rehabilitative Services, Medina
Akron Children's Health Center, Medina
3443 Medina Road
Medina, Ohio 44256
Fax: 330-722-4990
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Rehabilitative Services, North Canton
Akron Children's Hospital Pediatric Rehabilitative Services, North Canton
Akron Children's Health Center, North Canton
6076 Whipple Avenue Northwest
North Canton, Ohio 44720
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Rehabilitative Services, Portage
Akron Children's Hospital Pediatric Rehabilitative Services, Portage
Akron Children's Health Center, Portage
2497 State Route 59
Ravenna, Ohio 44266
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Rehabilitative Services, Warren
Akron Children's Hospital Pediatric Rehabilitative Services, Warren
Akron Children's Health Center, Warren
5000 East Market Street
Suite 28
Warren, Ohio 44484
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Our Doctors/Providers

Other Providers:

Jaime Bass, OTR/L, CHT

Occupational Therapist; Certified Hand Therapist

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Laini Beans, OTD, OTR/L

Occupational Therapist

Matthew Blackburn, MOT, OTR/L

Occupational Therapist

Kate Bowers, OTR/L, MS, CPAM

Occupational Therapist

Mikayla Bush, OTR/L

Occupational Therapist

Katie Clark MOT, OTR/L

Occupational Therapist

Lucia Congeni, MOT, OTR/L

Occupational Therapist

Samantha DiPaolo, OTD, OTR/L

Occupational Therapist

Cheryl Mae Granada, OTD, OTR/L

Occupational Therapist

Nancy Hanek, MOT, OTR/L

Regional Rehab Supervisor; Occupational Therapist

Megan Hardman, MS, OTR/L

Occupational Therapist

Lauren Hoffman, OTR/L

Occupational Therapist

Brittany Holmes, OTR/L, MBA

Occupational Therapist

Cynthia Huey, OTR/L

Occupational Therapist

Mallory Machamer, MOT, OTR/L

Occupational Therapist

Infant Therapy Program

The Akron Children's Hospital Infant Therapy Program provides complete evaluation and treatment for infants and children (birth to 3 years) who have delays with development or who are at risk for developmental delays. The team works closely with the developmental pediatricians at Akron Children's. These specialized services are available upon referral from your child's pediatrician.

A number of factors may place your child at risk for developmental delays. Some common factors include:

  • Low birth weight
  • Prematurity
  • Congenital or chromosomal abnormalities
  • Persistent irritability
  • Lack of active movement
  • Poor feeding skills
  • Poor weight gain

The Infant Therapy team is a group of specialists who will assess your child's abilities and, if necessary, recommend a treatment program designed for your child. Their ultimate goal is to assist you in helping your child achieve daily skills such as eating, moving, talking and playing. Our specialists will evaluate your child in the following areas:

  • Physical therapy: Posture and movement
  • Occupational therapy: Visual skills and the use of hands
  • Speech pathology: Oral feeding, listening and vocalizing
  • Dietary: Nutrition and growth
  • Social work support: Accessing community resources
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