Occupational Therapy

HealthBridge’s Pediatric Occupational Therapy Services evaluate and build upon a child’s skills for playing, school performance, and daily activities according to what is developmentally appropriate for the child’s age group. Our licensed therapists aim to provide a child with the skills needed to achieve independence in all areas of their lives – both cognitive and physical - enhancing a child’s motor skills while enhancing their self-esteem and sense of accomplishment.

Conditions Treated

We treat children that lack the skills of daily living – to function at home, at school and at play - due to a variety of complex medical issues. Specific diagnosis may include, but are not limited to:

  • Traumatic brain injury
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Developmental Delay
  • Down syndrome
  • Spinal cord injury
  • Tight heel cords
  • Torticollis
  • Status post orthopedic trauma

Fill out our contact form for more information or call 281 293-7774.

Our Approach to Treatment

Our Occupational Therapy treatment at HealthBridge focuses on functional independence in areas of daily living and progression of age appropriate developmental skills in a child’s home, community and school environments. Patients undergo a comprehensive assessment prior to beginning therapy to determine a treatment plan based on their unique needs. Progress is monitored and goals are updated and modified as needed. The patient’s physician determines frequency and duration of treatment with input from our occupational therapists.

Therapy is conducted through interventions, developmental play, and caregiver/family education to address the following:

  • Visual perception and motor skills
  • Fine motor coordination
  • Social behavior
  • Cognition
  • Self care skills, to include feeding
  • Sensorimotor skills

Referrals

Our admissions team at HealthBridge Children’s Hospital works closely with referring hospitals to ensure that the admission process is efficient. Nurse liaisons and admission coordinators assist in our referral and admission process. To refer a patient to HealthBridge Children’s Hospital, physicians and families may call our Admissions Department at (713) 351-6623.