FREEPORT — FHN has expanded its team and is now offering complete pediatric therapy services in one location at FHN Memorial Hospital.
“We’ve offered speech-language pathology here for several years, and we’ve recently expanded our team to include occupational and physical therapy, as well,” said FHN Director of Rehabilitation Services Karen Christen.
Children diagnosed with autism spectrum disorders, developmental or fine motor delays, movement and mobility disorders, sensory processing disorders and ADD/ADHD are some examples of children who may benefit from the types of therapy available at FHN.
Physical therapy facilitates motor development and function, improves strength and promotes independence. Occupational therapy helps children develop the skills required for success during play, socialization, learning experiences and the activities of daily living. Speech-language pathology supports children in the areas of communication – receptive, expressive, social and voice – as well as swallowing.
FHN’s pediatric therapists work with children of all ages, from toddlerhood through adolescence. For more information on FHN’s pediatric therapy services, talk to your child’s healthcare provider or call us at 815-599-6340.