Pediatric Therapy

Children's work is their play. Through play, infants through school age children discover the world around them. They learn though touch, movement, smell, vision, hearing and taste. How they put this knowledge together is important in their skill development, self concept, and self esteem.


Speech, Physical, and Occupational Therapy Services (SPOTS) is the pediatric therapy program within HSHS St. Joseph's Hospital Rehabilitation Services.

SPOTS therapists work with children with special needs and their families, as well as with others who help to shape their lives. As therapists who specialize in pediatric care, we build relationships with each child and their family. In doing so, we strive to weave what we believe to be best practice into the fabric of each child's daily life. We help families understand why their child may have challenging behavior, low self-esteem, or difficulty with developmental skills. Using a secure and successful environment, we work with families to enhance their child's development and establish successful daily routines.

A team approach is proven to be the most effective way to help children and families. We encourage parents to be partners in the therapy planning process to build on the child's strengths and work with community resources to provide additional support and assistance.

Areas of Specialty:

  • Autism
  • Torticollis
  • Pediatric Feeding and Swallowing
  • Picky Eaters
  • Problem Feeders
  • Aural Rehabilitation
  • Sensory Processing Disorders
  • Sensory Integration
  • Cochlear Implants
  • Positional Plagiocephaly
  • Developmental Apraxia of Speech
  • Handwriting
  • Infant Massage
  • Cleft Palate
  • Reflex Integration
  • Premie Consultation
  • Toe-Walking
  • Wheelchair and Adaptive Equipment
  • Fluency
  • Kinesio Taping
  • Serial Casting for Lower Extremities


Message from Melissa, OTR

GROUP CLASSES

We offer fun, engaging groups year-round for children with a variety of needs. Groups are structured and led by one of our therapists and are private pay only.

For a current listing of classes, email us.


CERTIFICATIONS
  • Sensory Integration and Praxis Testing 
  • Handwriting Without Tears 
  • SOS Feeding 
  • Beckman Oral Motor Intervention and Assessment
  • PROMPT Trained
  • Certificate in Autism

RESOURCES

Birth-to-Three Program
University of Wisconsin - Eau Claire Communication Disorders Clinic
University of Wisconsin - Eau Claire Campus Autism Project
Wisconsin School Districts


GET DIRECTIONS

Find directions to SPOTS Pediatric Therapy facilities.


FOR MORE INFORMATION
Send SPOTS an email.
Call (715) 726-3447