About Mercy: Pediatric Therapy Services - Occupational Therapy

About Mercy: Occupational therapy

TOLEDO, OH (Toledo News Now) - At Mercy Children's Hospital Pediatric Therapy, Occupational and Speech Therapists are specially trained to meet the individualized needs of children. Pediatric therapists collaborate with the family to provide the best care for each child. Short-term group programs are offered for focused skill development in areas such as handwriting, sensory and motor skills training.

A pediatric occupational therapist is specially trained to help children with sensory, motor, cognitive and behavioral difficulties learn how to perform purposeful activities as independently as possible. For children, purposeful activities include play, self-care skills, and participation in school.

Mercy Occupational Therapy focuses on:

- Self Care

- Sensory integration therapy

- Visual perceptual training

- Fine motor coordination training

- Strengthening and range of motion

- Patient and caregiver education

- Hippotherapy

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