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Pediatric Occupational Therapy

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Overview

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 provide specialized evaluation and treatment to children and teens who have issues with fine motor skills, visual-perceptual skills, cognitive skills, self-care 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 6 satellite locations throughout northeast Ohio.

Locations/Contact Us

Contact Occupational Therapy

330-543-8257

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Rehabilitative Services
Akron Children's Hospital
214 W. Bowery Street
Akron, Ohio 44308
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Occupational Therapy - Boardman
Akron Children's Hospital Beeghly Campus
6505 Market St.
Boardman, Ohio 44512
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Rehabilitative Services - Hudson
Akron Children's Specialty and Urgent Care
5655 Hudson Drive
Hudson, Ohio 44236
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Rehabilitative Services - Mansfield
Akron Children's Specialty and Urgent Care
371 Cline Ave.
Mansfield, Ohio 44907
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Our Doctors/Providers

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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