Pediatric Therapy

Kids RunningWinona Health offers a multidisciplinary approach to Pediatric Therapy consisting of occupational, physical, and speech therapies. Depending on the child’s diagnosis, one or multiple therapies may be involved.

Physical Therapy may help with these areas:

  • Balance
  • Muscular weakness
  • Flexibility
  • Walking with or without the use of assistive device

Occupational Therapy may help with these areas:

  • Wheelchair evaluations and independenceOccupational Health and Pediatrics Web
  • Developing daily routines – including dressing, bathing, brushing teeth and self-feeding
  • Fine motor coordination – including grasping utensils, writing skills, managing small items, operating zippers and buttons, and tying shoes
  • Identifying emotions and appropriate social interaction
  • Sensory integration – processing information from the world around us
  • Over/under-reactivity – levels of sensory interaction with the environment

Speech Therapy may help with these areas:

  • Teaching children to say sounds correctly when they talk, including motor speech planning for childhood apraxia of speech (CAS)
  • Working with families to help children understand what is being said, express their needs, and learn to play and talk with others
  • Providing techniques to decrease disfluency (stuttering) and improve vocal quality
  • Assisting families with overcoming “picky eaters” and other feeding and swallowing concerns
  • For more information and reputable sources, please visit apraxia-kids.org, asha.org, or stutteringtherapyresources.com
For more information:

Pediatric Therapy
Sarnia Square
420 East Sarnia Street
Winona, MN 55987


 

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