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Parents Guide to Different Types of Rehabilitation Therapy

A Parents Guide to different types of rehabilitation therapy is a resource page that aims to support caregivers during the transition home from the NICU. Created with input from the Golisano Children’s Rehab team, we're here to provide you with information, activities, and resources to support your child’s development. 

Lee Health Pediatric Outpatient Therapy Services 

Many children who spend time in the NICU will receive a referral for outpatient therapy services. Golisano Children’s Rehabilitation provides physical therapy, behavioral analysis, occupational therapy, speech-language pathology, and audiology services. These highly skilled professionals assess your child’s needs and work hard to maximize their full potential.

What is Pediatric Audiology?

An audiologist is a professional who can diagnose and treat hearing and balance problems. Pediatric audiologists can help identify hearing problems and assist in determining an action plan. It is required to have a newborn hearing screen before your baby is discharged from the hospital. This will help determine if there are any concerns that need to be investigated by an audiologist. 

  • Pediatric Audiology

    Hearing loss may be seen at birth or later in life. Early diagnosis and intervention of hearing loss and related issues will maximize your child’s speech and language development. Our audiologists also fit and provide follow-up care for hearing aids and other assistive devices.

What is Pediatric Physical Therapy?

Physical therapists are experts in motor development, movement, and body function. Pediatric physical therapists are skilled professionals who provide evidenced based services to children and families. They collaborate with and educate caregivers to implement activities that support development and proper positioning.

  • Pediatric Physical Therapy

    From sprains and strains to fractures and joint and muscle pain, our pediatric physical therapists will put a plan in place specialized to your child.

What is Pediatric Behavior Analysis?

What is Behavior Analysis? Our experts apply individualized behavior programs so children learn and improve independence, increase good behavior while decreasing bad behavior, and develop self-help, social and fundamental play skills. Behavior Therapy also helps many children diagnosed with autism.

  • Pediatric Behavior Analysis

    Our experts apply individualized behavior programs to help your child learn, improve, and develop long-term behavior changes.

What is Speech Language Pathology?

Speech-language pathologists (SLPs) are experts in communication. They provide services to individuals of all ages and can treat communication and swallowing problems. Pediatric SLPs can help with feeding/swallowing and communication difficulties. Your child may see a SLP if they have difficulties communicating, making certain sounds, or eating. Using their knowledge SLPs aim to improve function and provide engaging intervention. 

What is Pediatric Occupational Therapy?

Occupational therapists provide services to individuals across the lifespan by focusing on everyday activities or occupations. Pediatric occupational therapists can address development, sensory concerns, motor skills and much more. They use play to promote development and improve skills. Occupational therapists collaborate with caregivers and aim to maximize your child’s potential.

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We invite you to use this section to learn more about us and the services that we offer to parents. We offer resources to help parents from the time their child is born to adulthood.