The Pediatric Therapy Services Department at BSA is comprised of physical, occupational and speech therapists. Their goal is to improve the quality of everyday life for young patients with developmental delays and specials needs. Staff members work as a team to develop individualized therapy programs to optimize development and address rehabilitation. The team approach and child-friendly environment help children reach age-appropriate and condition-appropriate goals. Our therapists are specially trained in the field of pediatric therapy. They incorporate play into therapy sessions and are trained to be more sensitive to the emotional, psychological and physical needs of children.
Team members often initiate treatment with patients in the NICU and PICU and are able to follow-up with outpatient treatments once the patients are discharged from the hospital. They also provide treatments to patients who are referred directly to Outpatient Therapy Services.
A referral from the child's primary care physician or pediatrician is required to initiate treatment in the hospital. To make an outpatient referral call 212-0700.
The therapists use many tools to draw children into an active role in therapy sessions. One such tool is the Imagination Development and Exploration Area (IDEA). The IDEA helps with a child’s gross motor and sensory processing skills.
The Pediatric Therapy Program also includes a feeding clinic for families with children who have difficulties eating. The BSA Pediatric Feeding Clinic is a valuable resource for parents, pediatricians and other care providers when faced with feeding concerns. They offer a nurturing place for families to learn effective feeding strategies in a therapeutic environment.
Conditions that benefit from therapy services:
Objectives of the program include: