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Pediatric Therapy

The pediatrics team at Anderson Hospital provides a range of therapy services for children, including occupational therapy, speech therapy, and physical therapy. Our pediatrics program is dedicated to providing compassionate care and ensuring that children lead their happiest, healthiest lives. We are a trusted resource for families across the Metro-East region.

Therapy for Your Child

Pediatric Therapy Center

Our team of pediatric therapists includes occupational, speech, and physical therapists who are highly trained to provide treatment for children from birth to 18 years old with various diagnoses, including:

  • Developmental delay
  • Sensory integration
  • Fine motor delay
  • Orthopedic problems
    • Knee pain
    • Post-fracture therapy
  • Speech and language problems
    • Language delays
    • Articulation problems
    • Hearing loss


Pediatric Physical Therapy

The hospital offers a comprehensive physical therapy program specifically designed for children. The program is led by a team of experienced and compassionate pediatric physical therapists who work closely with each child to create a personalized treatment plan. The therapists use a variety of techniques and exercises to help children improve their mobility, strength, and coordination. The program also includes education for parents and caregivers on how best to support their child's progress outside of therapy sessions. Overall, the hospital's pediatric physical therapy program is dedicated to helping children reach their full potential with the following support:

  • Activities directed toward the child’s age-appropriate developmental milestones
  • General mobility training
  • Evaluation of appropriate seating and positioning equipment
  • Assessing bracing needs
  • Orthopedic rehabilitation
  • General strengthening, conditioning, and endurance training
  • Aquatics

Pediatric Occupational Therapy

Our pediatric occupational therapy services assist children with their overall growth and development. The goal of these services is to improve a child's ability to perform daily tasks. The team of occupational therapists works closely with children and their parents or caregivers to develop the skills and abilities required to complete these activities independently. They use a variety of techniques and tools to enhance a child's motor skills, coordination, and cognitive abilities:

  • Upper extremity strengthening
  • Fine motor and hand development
  • Feeding
  • Activities directed toward the child’s age-appropriate developmental milestones
  • Sensory integrative therapy
  • Activities of daily living, including bathing and dressing
  • Play therapy
  • Behavior management skills
  • Executive functioning skills

Pediatric Speech Therapy

We offer a comprehensive pediatric speech therapy program that is designed to help children overcome speech and language difficulties. Our team of experienced speech-language pathologists works with children of all ages to assess their communication skills and develop a personalized treatment plan to address their individual needs. Our speech and language therapy sessions are fun and engaging, and we work closely with parents and caregivers to ensure that children receive the support they need to succeed. We provide the following communication development support:

  • Oral-motor stimulation
  • Developmental language therapy
  • Swallowing therapy
  • Treatment of phonological disorders
  • Voice therapy
  • Treatment of stuttering
  • Articulation therapy
  • Augmentative communication selection and training
  • Treatment for central auditory processing disorders
  • Accent modification services

Aquatic Therapy for Children

We offer aquatic therapy to children who have orthopedic, neurological, pulmonary, or cardiac-related conditions. The unique properties of water, including buoyancy, turbulence, viscosity, and surface tension, can assist or resist movements as required by the patient’s specific needs. Our heated pool measures 12' x 16', and we provide private, one-on-one treatment. Swimming skills aren't necessary; however, a physician’s referral is required.

For more information about our pediatric therapy program or to determine if your child may qualify for treatment, check out our pediatric therapy frequently asked questions.

Contact the Pediatric Therapy Center

Anderson Hospital
6800 State Route 162
Maryville, Illinois 62062

Highland Physicians Building 
1212 Broadway #1
Highland, Illinois 62249
By Appointment Only
Monday: 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Tuesday: 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Wednesday: 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Thursday: 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.

All physicians, physicians' assistants, and nurse practitioners providing services in this hospital are independent contractors or provide service under contract. They are not employees, agents, or servants of Anderson Hospital. These professionals are responsible for their own medical judgement, actions, and billing.

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