Whether your child needs rehabilitative services for a congenital condition, developmental delay, or rehabilitation from an injury, pediatric therapy specialists at Mills-Peninsula Medical Center's Pediatric Rehabilitation Program are dedicated to helping your child reach his or her goals. Our specialists include physical and occupational therapists and speech-language pathologists.
Our specialists assess each child’s developmental needs, set appropriate goals and create an individualized intervention plan and a home treatment program. We help train and educate parents and caregivers, as well as provide information and referrals to community resources to help your child thrive. When children are receiving multiple services, our therapists collaborate in order to best tailor treatment to each child's needs.
We treat a wide range of conditions including:
- Neurological disorders which may result from cerebral palsy, spinal disorders, seizures, cerebrovascular accidents and traumatic brain injuries.
- Developmental problems including autism, speech and language delays, sensory integration dysfunction, fine and gross motor skill delay, learning disabilities, hearing loss and auditory processing difficulties, oral feeding and swallowing impairments.
- Loss of abilities resulting from bone, muscle and joint injuries, and orthopedic or arthritic conditions.
- Pragmatic impairment, including challenges with social skills are addressed in small groups with peers matched by age and ability.
Mills-Peninsula offers a variety of special pediatric therapy programs for developing social, feeding and language skills.
Pediatric Occupational Therapy
Accomplishing age-appropriate daily tasks can be challenging, frustrating and discouraging for some children. Pediatric occupational therapists at Mills-Peninsula Medical Center help your child and your family to develop, restore or maintain the skills your child needs to function and thrive in his or her natural setting.
Pediatric occupational therapy helps children who have Torticollis, fine motor, visual motor, sensory integration, feeding, self-care and other meaningful and functional needs. We provide training for daily activities such as dressing, bathing, writing and most importantly, learning through play. Working as a team with your family, we create personalized goals for improving your child’s fine motor, visual motor, sensory processing, self-care and play skills.
Pediatric Physical Therapy
Whether your child is recovering from an injury or improving gross motor skills due to delays, pediatric physical therapists at Mills-Peninsula Medical Center can help your child improve strength, mobility and coordination.
Beginning with a thorough evaluation of strengths and weaknesses, your pediatric physical therapist works with your child and family to set attainable goals and achieve them through customized stretches, exercises and play-based therapeutic activities. In addition, your physical therapist creates home exercise and strengthening programs specific to your child’s needs.
Our experienced team uses a hands-on approach that is not available in many facilities. Many of our therapists have advanced training to support your child.
Pediatric Speech Therapy
Communication is a way of life but it can be a struggle for some children. Perhaps your child has difficulty understanding what is being said, has words but is not understood by others, or does not say any words but understands everything that is being said to him or her. Licensed pediatric speech-language pathologists at Mills-Peninsula Medical Center can evaluate your child’s communication skills and provide treatment with a family-centered, evidenced-based approach to help your child reach his or her communication potential.
The initial evaluation consists of an interview where we discuss concerns, build rapport and complete an informal observation, including administration of appropriate assessments and screening in all necessary areas of communication, socialization and feeding. We discuss results and give immediate recommendations so you can start helping your child right away. Our pediatric speech therapy targets individualized goals with emphasis on evidenced-based practice, ongoing assessment and includes parent/caregiver education and training.
Areas of treatment include expressive language, receptive language, articulation and phonology, feeding, fluency, auditory processing, early language development, voice, social/pragmatic communication, oral motor deficits and apraxia.
Please call (650) 696-4926 for more information.