Pediatric Therapies

St.Vincent Pediatric Therapies is devoted to the highest quality care for infants and children through the age of 18.

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Our clinicians are skilled in working with a variety of diagnoses including:

  • Autism spectrum disorder
  • ADHD
  • Neuromuscular disorders
  • Cerebral palsy
  • Oncology conditions
  • Communication problems
  • Developmental delay
  • Sensory processing disorders
  • Feeding and swallowing difficulties
  • Spinal cord injuries
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  • Genetic disorders
  • Language-based hearing disabilities
  • Traumatic brain injury
  • Juvenile rheumatoid arthritis
  • Torticollis
  • Plagiocephaly (infant misshapen head)

Our Therapist Teams

All of our clinicians are licensed, and they continually advance their expertise through formal coursework and professional networking.

Our therapist teams provide individualized and age-appropriate approaches to therapy. These teams coordinate the child’s care with the family, recognizing that the family is the center of the child’s life. Teams include:

  • Occupational therapists help infants and children develop or regain play and life skills. Individualized treatment addresses fine motor and daily living skills such as writing and drawing, getting dressed, playing and eating.
  • Physical therapists address developmental and gross motor abilities such as walking, running and jumping. Treatment may include building strength, increasing flexibility and improving balance & coordination.
  • Speech-language pathologists focus on language and communication. Language development, articulation, augmentative communication, cognitive development, behavior modification, feeding and swallowing are areas that may be addressed.
  • Audiologists address hearing needs of infants and children such as hearing screenings and specialized hearing devices to aid hearing.

Pediatric Therapy 2Specialized Training

Our clinicians possess specialized training in a number of areas including:

  • Aquatic Therapy – The buoyancy and warmth of the water facilitate a child’s progress in unique ways, and working in the pool makes therapy fun!
  • Autism Social Group – Weekly sessions target a child’s social skills in a group setting with games, role-playing and crafts. Children learn appropriate peer interaction skills.
  • Casting and Splinting – These techniques may be recommended to improve or maintain range of motion, provide extra support to a joint or prevent deformity.
  • Cochlear Implant and Aural Therapy – Intensive auditory and speech training is provided for children following cochlear implant surgery for hearing loss.
  • Constraint-Induced Movement Therapy (CIMT) – CIMT focuses intensive therapy on a child’s arm that has been affected by hemiplegia or brachial plexus injury while the use of the unaffected arm is restricted.
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  • Feeding Team – This interdisciplinary team includes pediatric physician specialists, nursing, and pediatric therapies to provide services to children with feeding difficulties.
  • Hand Writing Without Tears – This is a camp for improving legibility. Fun-filled sessions integrate both fine and gross motor play while improving hand writing skills.
  • Neuro-Developmental Treatment (NDT) – Many St.Vincent pediatric therapists have completed extensive training in NDT, an advanced therapeutic approach used in working with children who have movement difficulties related to central nervous system insults.
  • Sensory Integration – Children with sensory integration difficulties are guided through therapeutic activities that challenge their ability to respond appropriately to sensory stimuli.

Occupational, Physican and Speech Therapy Locations

To schedule an appointment, call us at (317) 338-GROW (4769)

St.Vincent Pediatric Occupational, Physical and Speech Therapies are offered at:

Carmel

755 W. Carmel Drive, Ste. 105
Carmel, IN 46032
(317) 415-5890
Fax: (317) 415-5895

Fishers

13914 E. State Road 238, Ste. 309
Fishers, IN 46037
(317) 415-9135
Fax: (317) 415-9138

Indianapolis

8220 Naab Road, Suite 300
Indianapolis, IN 46260
(317) 415-5500
Fax: (317) 415-5595