Pediatric Occupational Therapy

Good Shepherd’s Pediatric Occupational Therapy Program helps children achieve independence in their daily lives.

Pediatric Occupational Therapy is coordinated by a team of experienced occupational therapists and occupational therapist assistants, who develop a treatment program designed to meet your family’s goals.  The objective of occupational therapy is to promote age-appropriate developmental skills.

Good Shepherd Pediatric Occupational Therapy Program highlights:

  • Occupational therapy can help with activities of daily living, such as dressing and feeding, writing, toileting, or transferring to a bed, toilet or tub.
  • Enhance fine motor development.
  • Improve coordination and upper-extremity function.
  • Sensory integration
  • Strengthen muscles.
  • Have helpful adaptive devices fabricated for you.
  • Receive cognitive perceptual motor training.
  • Learn to use durable medical equipment (DME), such as commodes and tub seats.
  • Receive vital education on how to live with maximum independence and function.
  • Participate in Good Shepherd’s social skills group.
  • Interactive metronome
  • Pediatric assistive technology
  • In the RJ Foundation Mobility Center, you can be fitted for a wheelchair or learn wheelchair skills.
  • Other highlights include custom splinting and casting, sensory stimulation, cognitive, perceptual and motor training, visual retraining and home exercise programs.
Bal-A-Vis-X Program

Good Shepherd is a proud participant in the national Bal-A-Vis-X Program, which stands for Balance, Auditory, Vision, and Exercise. The Bal-A-Vis-X Program consists of more than 300 individual exercises of varying complexity using sand-filled bean bags, racquet balls of various colors and balance boards. Learn more about the     Bal-A-Vis-X Program, available as a component of pediatric occupational therapy at Good Shepherd. 

For more information about inpatient or outpatient occupational therapy at Good Shepherd, contact us or call 1-888-44-REHAB (73422) or Request an Appointment.