Pediatric Occupational Therapy

  • Pediatric Occupational Therapy

    Our occupational therapists utilize the most current evaluation tools and clinical standards in determining the appropriate treatment for each child. We start by communicating directly with parents/guardians to determine the family’s goals and priorities. Then, through individualized evaluations, our therapists find solutions to help maximize independence and increase participation in daily activities, including self-care, learning and play.

    Throughout treatment, our occupational therapists assist children to engage in their occupation of playing and learning, building the skills and confidence to thrive in their environments.

    Our occupational therapy program can provide significant benefits for:

    • Visual motor / perceptual skills
    • Fine motor delay
    • Handwriting
    • Autism spectrum disorders
    • Attention deficit disorders
    • Oral aversion and feeding skills
    • Upper extremity strength and endurance
    • Sensory processing disorders / self-regulation
    • Social skills and social thinking development
    • Neuromuscular and developmental performance
    • Postural training and body mechanics
    • Orthotic and adaptive equipment
    • Genetic syndromes (including Down syndrome)
    • Neurological conditions/Cerebral palsy/Spina Bifida


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    SSM Health Physical Therapy is a proud affiliate of SSM Health Cardinal Glennon at our outpatient locations in:

    • Dardenne Prairie in St. Charles County
    • Florissant in North County 

    At these locations, we are able to emphasize the multidiscipline approach including Physical, Occupational, and Speech Therapy.   These specific locations are better suited to address therapy needs associated with autism, handwriting, feeding difficulties, sensory issues, social skills development, articulation disorders, cleft lip/palate, language delays, oral motor difficulties, and voice, fluency, and vocal cord dysfunction.

    For more information about how SSM Health Physical Therapy can help your pediatric patient, call 800.518.1626

  • SSM Health Physical Therapy provides this service at the following locations: