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Occupational Therapy

At Children's, Occupational Therapists- Licensed (OTR/L) are trained experts in evaluating children, setting up individual treatment programs and working with families and other professionals. Children receiving Occupational Therapy (OT) may have difficulties with: development of physical motor skills, cognitive and visual perceptual skills, sensory integration and processing/modulation sensory information from their environment, feeding and swallowing deficits and difficulties, deficits with their abilities to do self care skills, decreased strength, endurance and range of motion of muscle and joints, and adaptive equipment needs.

For Health Professionals

Children's Physician Access is available 24/7 with a representative on the line throughout the call to assist with referrals, consultations and admissions and to provide general information.

Locations and Contact Us

Visiting us? Get all the information you need to get to our locations and contact us.

Resources

We know you may want to dig for more information, so we gathered these easy-to-digest materials and resources from pediatric organizations in Minnesota and beyond.

What to expect

At Children's Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota, we love to see kids smile. In rehabilitation medicine, we get to see that a lot, because we make visits as playful and stress-free as possible.

Meet the team

The physical rehabilitation medicine team at Children's Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota is known for its top-notch care. We come from four different fields: physiatry, physical therapy, occupational therapy and speech-language pathology. Yet we share a single-minded commitment to making life better for kids and their families.

Outcomes and Research

At Children's, we focus on research and innovations that make a difference in the lives of children. From improving day-to-day quality of life for children and teens, to developing new pain management approaches and adopting cutting-edge technologies, our research is completely kid- and family-focused.

Conditions and Services

We know you have big dreams for your child. We do, too. At Children's Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota, we believe that all kids, from newborns to teens, should have a chance to reach their unique potential.

Physical Rehabilitation Program

The physical rehabilitation team at Children's Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota knows that every child has unique needs as he or she grows up — and there may be obstacles along the way. That's why our physiatrist and rehabilitation specialists have the knowledge and skills to help your child clear developmental hurdles that may arise.

“Children’s Pedcast”: Dr. Maurice Sholas on physiatry, rehab services

Children's senior medical director of rehab services discusses how rehabilitation is connected to every aspect of care.