St. Louis Children’s Hospital

TS6.gifAt St. Louis Children’s Hospital, the Therapy Services team offers physical therapy, occupational therapy, and speech therapy services to children with varying abilities. The therapy services team of pediatric experts provides highly individualized, flexible therapy programs to meet the needs of children in a wide variety of specialty programs.

The facilities on the 4th floor of the hospital provide children with a bright, uplifting environment in which to learn, grow and explore, while addressing therapeutic needs. Some of the features of the space include:

  • Ameren Activity Island -- a fun sensory-integrative motor activity gym
  • Bank of America Sports Medicine Gym -- An area dedicated to the young athlete’s specific therapeutic needs
  • St. Louis Variety Club Adaptive Kitchen -- A kitchen designed to flex and meet the needs of a variety of therapy recipients

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St. Louis Children's Hospital Specialty Care Center

For convenient outpatient care, many therapy services are also available at our west county location at the St. Louis Children's Hospital Specialty Care Center. The staff's pediatric expertise combined with advanced therapeutic skills means your child receives developmentally appropriate and effective therapy to reach his or her full potential. The staff provides comprehensive evaluation and treatment for children with a variety of disorders, such as:

  • Developmental delays
  • Neuromuscular
  • Neurological (traumatic brain injury)
  • Sensory integration
  • Speech-language
  • Orthopedic
  • Autism
  • Cerebral Palsy

Primary services include:

  • Physical therapy
  • Occupational therapy
  • Speech and language therapy

Your child may receive individual or group therapy, depending on his or her needs. In both situations, the staff works therapeutic fun into the program to motivate your child and practice essential skills through play. Extensive home education and parent training also are integral parts of therapy. The staff believes the family-centered, child-guided approach is the key to success in therapy. 

Other services available at the Specialty Care Center include:

  • Oral motor/feeding assessments: Speech-Language Pathologists and Occupational Therapist work together to address feeding issues from birth-adolescence.  Feeding issues include swallowing/mechanical difficulties, failure to thrive, or children who are picky eaters or refuse to eat
  • Neuromuscular electrical stimulation for feeding/swallowing therapy by VitalStim certified pediatric therapists
  • Tongue thrust swallow therapy
  • Vocal Cord Dysfunction evaluation and therapy
  • Building Blocks, a 6-8 week intensive OT/ST program within small group setting targeted social skills, sensory regulation, fine-motor and language skills
  • Therapeutic Listening Program and lending library
  • ALERT Program (How Does YOUR Engine Run)
  • Modified Constraint-Induced Movement Therapy- summer intensive programs
  • Upper extremity splinting and both upper and lower extremity serial casting
  • Torticollis evaluation and treatment
  • Comprehensive rehabilitation for sport injuries

St. Louis Children's Hospital

One Children's Place
St. Louis, MO 63110

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For Appointments, call 314.454.6000

St. Louis Children's Hospital Specialty Care Center

13001 North Outer Forty
Town and Country, MO 63017

Get Directions

For Appointments, call 314.454.KIDS (5437)