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Rehabilitation Services

At St. Joseph’s Children’s Hospital, we are committed to providing everything needed for the health and well-being of children in a family-friendly atmosphere.

A team of pediatric rehabilitation specialists will be assembled to address your child’s needs and may include an audiologist, occupational therapist, physical therapist and/or speech therapist. Treatment is personalized to each child’s needs, and family participation is always encouraged. Meet our Medical Director, Paul B. Kornberg, MD.

Successful Rehabilitation: Identify Children at Risk Early

Early identification and intervention of a child at risk are essential to successful rehabilitation. At St. Joseph’s Children’s Hospital, we can help children at risk from: 

Our Rehabilitation Services: Designed Exclusively for Children

Speech Therapy

  • Speech-language testing and treatment
  • Modified barium swallow study in radiology
  • Oral motor/feeding treatment
  • Cognitive testing and therapy (thinking skills)
  • Augmentative communication
  • Voice therapy
  • Passy-Muir valve
  • Stuttering
  • Articulation therapy
  • VitalStim® (uses electrical stimulation of the swallowing muscles to improve strength and decrease risk of swallowing problems)

Occupational Therapy

  • Fine motor skills
  • Balance and posture control
  • Strengthening and coordination
  • Activities of daily living
  • Adaptive equipment
  • Wheelchair evaluation and positioning
  • Sensory motor skills
  • Visual-motor perception
  • Printing and cursive writing
  • Splinting for hands and feet (to improve position and function)
  • Aquatic therapy

Physical Therapy


  • Complete hearing evaluations
  • Otoacoustic Emissions (testing evaluating the inner ear)• Hearing aid evaluations and fittings
  • Tympanometry (tests the middle ear for fluid, perforations and dysfunction)
  • Auditory Processing Disorder Test (evaluates how sounds are understood from a normal hearing ear to the brain)
  • Vestibular (balance) testing (evaluates patients with dizziness)
  • Auditory Brainstem Response testing (evaluates the auditory nerve function from the ear to the brain)
  • Auditory Steady State Response (predicts hearing levels from patients that are difficult to test)


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