Occupational Therapy

Pediatric Services' occupational therapists are licensed professionals in helping children develop the skills needed for participation in their daily activities of play and self help. Heartspring occupational therapists work closely with parents, families, physicians, and other specialists to help children achieve and gain a higher level of independence. Occupational therapists concentrate on areas of development such as visual motor, fine motor coordination, bilateral coordination, functional usage of hands, general play skills, handwriting, creative solutions for activities of daily living (e.g., dressing, eating), and sensory processing. Early treatment is imperative to helping children become confident in their abilities and helping them achieve their highest level of success.

Our occupational therapy services include assistance for:

  • Visual Motor and Fine Motor Skills
  • Activities of Daily Living
  • Sensory Processing Skills
  • Play and Leisure Skills
  • Handwriting

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Of children demonstrated gains on occupational therapy plan goals at revaluation.

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Of children demonstrated gains on occupational therapy plan goals at discharge.

2017 Outcomes Report

Physical Therapy

Pediatric Services’ physical therapists are licensed professionals who specialize in gross motor skills. They work with children who have conditions affecting motor function and movement. Our physical therapists work closely with parents, families, physicians, and other specialists to address deficits in the following areas: strength, range of motion, endurance, balance, coordination, and motor control. The goal of physical therapy at Heartspring is to improve a child’s independence, functional mobility, posture, and safety.

Our physical therapy services include assistance for:

  • Gross Motor Skills
  • Gait Training
  • Torticollis and Plagiocephaly (Tight Neck Muscle and Abnormal Head Shape)
  • Aquatics
  • Wheelchair, Seating and Equipment
  • Orthotics

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Of children demonstrated gains on Physical Therapy plan goals at re-evaluation.

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Of children demonstrated gains on Physical Therapy plan goals at discharge.

2017 Outcomes Report

Heartspring’s physical therapy staff:

Claire Cox

Physical Therapist

Speech Therapy

Pediatric Services’ speech-language pathologists are licensed professionals in working with children who have communication deficits. Therapists work together with parents, families, physicians, and other specialists, in order to improve outcomes and intervention success. They are trained to work with verbal and non-verbal children, using verbal language, sign language, and alternative and augmentative communication (AAC) systems. Our therapists also provide treatment for children who have difficulty eating and swallowing.

Our speech therapy services include assistance for:

  • Articulation and Speech Sound Disorders
  • Receptive and Expressive Language Deficits
  • Language Learning Deficits
  • Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC)
  • Stuttering
  • Hearing Impairment
  • Oral Motor / Feeding Difficulties
  • Social/Pragmatic Language Deficits

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Of children demonstrated gains on speech therapy plan goals at re-evaluation.

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of children demonstrated gains on speech therapy plan goals at discharge.

2017 Outcomes Report

Audiology

The Diane Ellis Pediatric Hearing Clinic is a full-range audiology facility offering specialized audiological services to the pediatric population. Services include newborn and pediatric hearing screenings, audiological evaluations, comprehensive central auditory processing evaluations, the fitting and programming of hearing aids, and aural rehabilitation/speech and language therapy for children with hearing loss. Heartspring offers cochlear implant mapping with coordinated aural rehabilitation for children dependent upon listening technology to maximize spoken language outcomes. The clinic also provides the My Listening EARS: Early Reading and Access to Spoken Language program for children ages two to four who use hearing aids or cochlear implants.

Our speech therapy services include assistance for:

  • Hearing Evaluations
  • Pure-Tone Testing
  • Tympanometry
  • Video Otoscopy
  • Hearing Aid Evaluations
  • Assistive Listening Devices
  • Swim/Noise Plugs
  • Cochlear Implant Mapping
  • Auditory Processing

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Of children receiving speech therapy/audiology services demonstrated gains on a standardized assessment from intake to one year of therapeutic intervention.

2017 Outcomes Report

Heartspring’s audiology staff:

Psychology

Pediatric Services’ psychology staff are licensed professionals offering a full range of psychological services. These include objective assessment, intervention recommendations, and goal-oriented, evidence-based individual and family therapy. The primary focus is on children and childhood disorders. However, parents and caregivers are an integral part of assisting with changing the child’s circumstances and, therefore, are included in the programming. The psychology staff are skilled in the treatment of a variety of childhood behavioral and emotional disorders including Autism Spectrum Disorder, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, intellectual disability, anxiety disorders, affective disorders, learning disorders, trichotillomania, obsessive-compulsive disorder, Tourette’s disorder and challenging behaviors.

Our psychology services include assistance for:

  • Autism Spectrum Disorder
  • Toileting and Constipation Issues
  • Behavioral Issues
  • Depression and Anxiety
  • Sleep Issues
  • Feeding and Eating Concerns
  • Family Therapy and Parent Training
  • Medical Compliance and Adjustment
  • Education Assessment
  • ADHD Assessment and Treatment

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Heartspring’s psychology staff:

Karla Hartlep

Marriage and Family Therapist

Haley York

Psychologist

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