Therapy services at the Beaumont Center for Children’s Rehabilitation have become very diverse. Not only has our program grown geographically (we now have clinics in Royal Oak, West Bloomfield and Grosse Pointe), but we’ve broadened our specialty services and our scope of care.
We provide therapy for children with long-term rehabilitation needs, but we’re focused on shorter bursts of therapy–capturing a child’s key developmental times, providing therapy, and then taking a break until they are ready to resume again. Often children are transitioned into other programs either within our clinic or within the community, which provides for intensive and successful therapy and better long-term results. We also provide therapy for children with more short-term needs where a brief course of treatment is provided and they rarely need to come back.
Our patients come to us with neurological, orthopedic, sensory and developmental needs. We’re trained to work with a large range of diagnoses and ages (birth–18). In addition to offering groups for children with special needs, we also offer groups for children without a diagnosis. For example, we offer very successful handwriting groups for children who are struggling with all aspects of handwriting and letter formation.
We also offer group programs which help to enhance therapy goals, and/or offer therapeutic activities for children who may not need intensive therapy. We offer adapted dance, martial arts, sports groups; as well as sensory integration, feeding, social, peer support and vision groups.
Our programs fall under four main therapy areas:
- Occupational: Focus on fine motor, arm strength and movement, dressing, eating, vision, sensory and feeding (picky eaters, babies with latching or swallowing difficulties).
- Physical: Focus on gross motor, leg strength and movement, walking, head and neck movement and position
- Speech Therapy: Language skills (expressive, receptive, articulation)
- Social Work: Family and patient coping skills, emotional support, assist with insurance and community assistance.
If you have a concern about your child’s development or recovery from an injury, please talk to his/her physician about a referral to therapy. While children all develop or recover from an injury at a different pace, even siblings, don’t disregard concerns you have. A parent’s instinct is important and your pediatrician can help you determine the best plan. We can evaluate and offer suggestions for ongoing treatment or a program for home. For more information, visit us online.
Have a wonderful summer; this is a great time to develop motor, sensory and language skills by just getting outside and playing with your children.
– Debbie Adsit, OTRL, is the Supervisor, Pediatric Rehabilitation at the Beaumont Center for Children’s Rehabilitation. She can be reached at (248) 655-5687.