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PEDIATRIC THERAPY


: :   DIFFERENCES IN
SCHOOL-BASED & CLINICAL/HOSPITAL BASED SERVICES
: :   WHAT IS A PT, AN SLP
& AN OT?

: :   WHAT IS CLINICAL THERAPY?

: :   WHERE ARE SERVICES AVAILABLE?
Rehabilitation Services
Pediatric Therapy

The Differences Between
School-based & Clinical/Hospital-based Services
  • Speech Therapy in the school is only provided for problems that interfere with learning, so often children with articulation disorders do not qualify for services.

  • Outpatient/hospital based Speech Therapy can provide more intense treatment which is crucial with disorders like stuttering, articulation disorders or swallowing.

  • Clinical occupational and physical therapy are based on a medical model. They are based on the underlying medical cause of a child's disability and we try to treat that medical cause and the symptoms.

  • The purpose of occupational and physical therapy in school is to help the child function in the school setting so that he or she can benefit from the educational program. Therapy in school does not necessarily focus on the child's underlying medical problem.
Pediatric Therapy
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