Jupiter Medical Center offers a wide array of pediatric therapy Services
for children from birth to 18 years of age. Our pediatric therapy program
includes both inpatient services, which are offered in-hospital, as well
as outpatient care available at the hospital’s main campus. Our
speech-language pathologists and occupational and physical therapists
provide specialized treatment in a family centered environment. Each program
is individualized to each child’s challenge.
Our professional team of therapists provides the following specialized
and comprehensive services for children as they grow and learn, in a compassionate,
Physical Therapy to treat children with developmental delays, neurologic and orthopedic
concerns. Traditional and aquatic therapies are available.
Occupational Therapy to treat children who have fine motor developmental delays, sensory processing
problems and difficulty with self-care skills. The “Handwriting
Without Tears Program” is also available.
Speech-Language Therapy to treat children whose communication, oral motor or feeding and swallowing
abilities are delayed or developing differently than what is typical for children.
What to Expect from the Initial Evaluation
Your child’s first visit to Pediatric Therapy will last approximately
one hour. During this time, we will get to know you and your child, as
well as learn about his or her specific needs. The therapist will complete
a formal evaluation and prepare a treatment plan with you.
How to Schedule an Initial Evaluation
In order to schedule a physical, occupational or speech-language evaluation,
you must first obtain a prescription from your child’s physician.
Then call our scheduling department at 561-263-5775. Please have your
insurance information available when you make the call. Your child will
be scheduled for an evaluation at the first available appointment time.
Our therapists are specially trained in the treatment of:
- Attention Deficit Disorder
- Autism/Pervasive Developmental Delays
- Brain Injury
- Chromosomal and Genetic Syndromes
- Language Learning Disabilities
- Neurological Disorders
- Oral Motor Dysfunctions
- Orthopedic Injuries
- Prematurity/High Risk Effects
- Sensory Processing and Swallowing Disorders
- Pelvic Floor Rehabilitation
- Verbal Communications
Pediatric Feeding and Swallowing Program
Jupiter Medical Center’s Pediatric Feeding and Swallowing Program
is the area’s only program of its kind. Feeding issues may involve
many facets of a child’s health with development, growth, nutrition
and overall well-being. We provide a comprehensive, family-centered approach
to assessing and treating children with feeding and/or swallowing disorders.