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February 07, 2018 bchc-news

Buchanan County Health Center Now Offering Pediatric Occupational Therapy

Buchanan County Health Center is expanding its Therapy and Rehabilitation Department by offering pediatric occupational therapy. A unique service offered locally, this therapy through play approach provides children and their families with the tools to improve their cognitive, physical, sensory and motor skills, and to enhance their self-esteem and sense of accomplishment regardless of disability or developmental delay.

Pediatric occupational therapy may be appropriate for children with developmental delays, ADHD, Autism, Asperger’s, Down Syndrome, plexus injuries or other traumatic injuries, sensory processing disorders, chronic illnesses, behavioral problems, or other cognitive disabilities.  Some of the tools and treatments provided through pediatric occupational therapy include self-care and age appropriate skills, sensory processing, aquatic therapy, family and caregiver education, gross and fine motor skills, positive behaviors, and improved focus and social skills.

Pediatric occupational therapy at BCHC is available through referral from a child’s primary provider or specialist. For more information, please visit bchealth.org or follow “Buchanan County Health Center” on Facebook.

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