Physical, Occupational & Speech Therapy for Children

Mercy Pediatric Therapy strives to help youth of all ages (birth to 18 years) learn to manage a wide range of physical, mental and developmental disabilities and achieve as much independence as possible.

Our pediatric therapy programs concentrate on expanding gross and fine motor skills, communication and cognitive abilities, visual motor integration and visual perception proficiency, social and emotional adeptness, and self-care skills.

Wide Range of Pediatric Therapy Services

Pediatric therapists will create a treatment plan specifically for your child that may include:

  • Infant stimulation
  • Neurodevelopmental treatment
  • Feeding assessment and training
  • Progressive strengthening and range-of-motion exercises
  • Gait training
  • Aquatic therapy
  • Therapeutic modalities
  • Sensorimotor programming
  • Functional skill development
  • Visual perceptual training
  • Sensory integration therapy
  • Pre-academic training
  • Sign language
  • Communication boards (augmentative communication)
  • Increasing the use of spoken language
  • Fluency and voice therapy

Therapists are also trained in inhibitive casting procedures, fabricating hand splints and foot orthotics, and assessment and treatment with Threshold Electrical Stimulation.

Help for Many Different Disabilities and Disorders

Our therapists provide physical, occupational or speech therapy for the following diagnoses:

  • Autism
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Downs Syndrome
  • Torticolis
  • Spina Bifida
  • Developmental Delay
  • Mental Retardation
  • Closed-head Injury
  • Post-surgery Rehab
  • Failure to Thrive
  • Receptive/expressive language delays
  • Articulation Disorders
  • Voice Disorders
  • Auditory Processing Disorders
  • Plagiocephaly
  • Genetic Disorders
  • Attention Deficit Disorder
  • Behavioral Disorders
  • Other Neurological Diagnoses
  • Brachial plexus injuries
  • Dorsal Rhizotomy
  • Cleft Palate
  • Feeding and Swallowing Disorders

Mercy’s dedicated pediatric therapists offer a multidisciplinary approach to help your child achieve greater independence and confidence. Parental involvement and home programs are an essential part of the program’s success.

Our children’s therapy programs are offered at four convenient locations near Canton, Ohio, including North Canton, Jackson Township (Massillon), Carrollton and New Philadelphia.

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