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Pediatric Therapy

Therapy for Kids

Mercy’s Pediatric Therapy provides occupational, physical and speech therapies for children and is located in Mercy’s Pediatric Clinic. The clinic offers specialized equipment in a kid-friendly environment, such as therapy swings, an activity gym and a small climbing area to aid in strength and dexterity training. Patients are provided with the highest continuity of care and emphasis is placed on the coordination of appointments between different therapies. The clinic offers immediate scheduling with convenient access to Mercy pediatricians. 

Occupational Therapy

Young girl practicing writingOccupational Therapy (OT) works with children with or without a formal diagnosis of mild to moderate developmental delays, fine motor delays, autism, ADHD, sensory processing, and cerebral palsy to list a few. A child who may benefit from OT may exhibit difficulties with handwriting, cutting, dressing, feeding, puzzles, weak muscles, and just doesn’t seem to be completing activities similar to their peers. Treatment will focus on allowing your child to become as independent as possible with their daily activities.

Physical Therapy

Young girl on an exercise ballPhysical Therapy (PT) includes working with children who have developmental delays, torticollis, cerebral palsy, head injuries and other neurological conditions. Children who are not achieving sitting, crawling or walking by the appropriate age may benefit from physical therapy. Treatment includes instruction to parents on positioning and handling infants as well as exercise for children that will help them improve their strength, flexibility and gross motor skills.

Speech Therapy

Young boy speaking with an adultSpeech Therapy includes working with children who have difficulty with articulation (speech sounds), fluency (stuttering), and voice disorders; language disorders, including autism and Asperger’s syndrome; speech/language delays related to hearing loss, cognitive delays; cleft palate; and oral motor dysfunction related to speech and swallowing. Speech therapy also includes evaluation and training on augmentative communication devices, from high-tech computer and switch-based speaking devices to low-tech picture cards or books.

Contact Information

Physician referral is required.

Phone Number:
Call (319) 861-7778 to schedule an initial evaluation.

For more information, please call (319) 398-6104 and ask to speak to a pediatric therapist.

Location:
Mercy Pediatric Clinic
Level 4, Lundy Pavilion
Mercy Medical Center
701 10th Street SE
Cedar Rapids, IA 52403

Please park at the south end of Level 4 in the parking ramp at 8th Street & 8th Avenue.