Providence Alaska Children's Hospital offers inpatient and outpatient pediatric therapy services for pediatric patients of all ages. Our multidisciplinary team of occupational therapists, speech-language pathologists and physical therapists works together to provide individualized, complete care. Our goal is to help your child reach their full potential and succeed at home, at school and in their daily activities.
For your family’s convenience, we provide all of our outpatient therapy services in one location on the Providence Alaska Medical Center campus.
Our team is trained to care for a variety of conditions that affect mobility, motor control, communication and cognition. Some conditions that benefit from pediatric therapy are:
- Autism spectrum disorder
- Cerebral palsy
- Developmental delays
- Expressive and receptive language disorders
- Feeding and swallowing disorders
- Hearing problems and deafness
- Learning disabilities
- Muscular dystrophy
- Oral motor disorders
- Orthopedic conditions and injuries
- Prematurity/hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy
- Sensory processing disorder
- Speech sound disorders
- Spinal cord injuries
- Sports injuries
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Voice problems
We offer comprehensive occupational therapy, speech therapy and physical therapy services, including:
- Adaptive equipment recommendations and positioning
- Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC)
- Casts and splints
- Cognitive rehabilitation for brain injuries and other neurological conditions
- Cognitive skill evaluations
- Feeding, swallowing and oral motor skill assessments
- Fine motor skill and hand use assessments
- Functional mobility training
- Neonatal therapy
- Gross motor skill evaluations
- Orthopedic physical therapy
- Orthotic braces
- Postural and body mechanics training
- Pre- and post-operative physical therapy
- School and social skill assessments
- Self-help skill training (feeding, dressing and bathing)
- Sensory processing evaluations
- Speech language therapy
- Sports medicine physical therapy
- Visual-motor and perception assessments
- Voice therapy
- Wheelchair consultations
We work with your family to create a personalized treatment plan with specific therapy goals for your child. For added benefit, your child’s doctor and other professionals such as dietitians, teachers and social workers may also contribute to your child’s therapy treatment plan.
Depending on your child’s needs, his or her pediatric therapy care team may include occupational therapists, speech therapists and physical therapists:
- Occupational therapists help children gain independence by developing and strengthening their fine motor, self-help, feeding, visual motor, sensory-motor, school and social skills. They also specialize in adaptive equipment assessments.
- Speech therapists use a variety of proven techniques to treat speech, language, communication and swallowing disorders. Their expertise includes but is not limited to oral, motor, cognitive and social skill development.
- Physical therapists care for conditions that affect mobility and motor control and help patients recover from surgery and sports injuries. They are also experts in orthotics and adaptive equipment.
All of our therapists are licensed by the state of Alaska.