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Pediatric Rehabilitation

FMH's experienced team of Physical Therapists, Occupational Therapists and Speech-Language Pathologists are specially trained to deal with the varying rehabilitation needs of this special population, from infant to adolescent

The impact of disability on a child and the family changes as the child continues to grow and develop. Our therapists continually develop their skills through attendance at continuing education directed at the many challenges that face this age group. Our space and equipment are dedicated to the benefit of the families of the Frederick community and surrounding areas.

Speech Therapy

Children begin to learn language very early in life.  Speaking, listening, reading, writing and gesture are all forms of language.  As children grow their language skills become increasingly more complex.  At FMH Rose Hill Rehabilitation we evaluate a child using standardized tests and, when indicated, establish a treatment plan including both family goals and child goals. Early intervention is very important for speech and language delays.  Common diagnoses treated include, but are not limited to:

  • Articulation disorders
  • Language delays
  • Stuttering
  • Voice problems (e.g. screamer's nodules)
  • Oral motor problems that interfere with speech and/or swallowing
  • Language based reading and writing problems
  • Autism and PDD (Pervasive Developmental Disorder)
  • Cochlear implants

 

Occupational Therapy

For kids, it's their job to play. Children learn how to interact with objects, toys and people in their environment through play.  Pediatric occupational therapy helps children learn or regain the skills they need to be successful in their school, home and community. Occupational therapy services include direct assessment and treatment, consultation with the family, caregivers and others providing services to the child, family education and individualized home programs.  Common diagnoses treated include, but are not limited to:

  • Sensory Integration Dysfunction (DSI)
  • Fine and gross motor delays
  • Developmental Delays
  • Motor incoordination
  • Dyspraxia
  • Handwriting difficulties
  • Visual perceptual deficits
  • Hemiplegia / Hemiparesis

Physical Therapy

Another way children learn is through movement.  Promoting the child's optimum level of function and quality of life as it relates to functional movement and health is our goal.  Pediatric physical therapy focuses on the individual needs of the child and promotes improved mobility, coordination and strength to promote success in their school, home and community.  Some specific benefits of physical therapy include improved posture (the basis for optimum movement), balance, positioning, normalization of muscle tone and sensorimotor processing.  Common diagnoses treated include, but are not limited to:

  • torticollis
  • genetic disorders
  • developmental delay
  • cerebral palsy
  • orthopedic conditions
  • neurologic disorders

 

Pediatric Rehabilitation Room

Our pediatric PT room is a stimulating and safe environment where we can make the physical therapy experience feel more like fun.

For additional information about Rehabilitation Services, please call: 

FMH Rose Hill:  240-566-3132
Mt. Airy Health Services: 301-829-5800
FMH Crestwood: 240-215-1425

 

                   

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