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Pediatric Services

Purpose

Early therapy helps stimulate normal development, healthy self-concept, cognitive process and emotional maturation. Treatment helps promote independence in self-care, mobility, social adjustment, gross/fine motor skills and communication.

Occupational therapists base their treatment on purposeful activities of daily living. Physical therapists specialize in therapeutic exercise and mobility. Speech-language pathologists specialize in treatment of language, speech, cognition-linguistic functioning, and swallowing deficits. Working as a team, these rehabilitation professionals aim to maximize each child's potential. Our therapists hold bachelor's or master's degrees from accredited university programs and complete additional training courses in specialty areas each year.

Team Approach

Our program consists of evaluations, treatment and consultation, all coordinated within the multidisciplinary setting at North Mississippi Medical Center.

Goal

Helping children reach their potentials for development, strength, communication and movement through rehabilitation.

Who Can Benefit From Referral?

Referral is indicated for infants and children with problems and diagnoses such as:

  • Multiple Disabling Conditions
    • Cerebral palsy
    • Muscular dystrophy
    • Spina bifida
    • Arthritis
    • Congenital anomalies
    • Residual disabilities related to infection and trauma
    • Developmental delay
    • Autism
    • Stroke
  • Orthopedic Conditions
    • Limited range of motion
    • Limited mobility
    • Increased tone and spasticity
    • Decreased strength and endurance
    • Mobility deficit
  • Cognitive Deficits
    • Limited attention span
    • Problem-solving deficits
    • Memory deficits
    • Learning disabilities
  • Visual Deficits
    • Visual-perceptual problems
    • Visual-motor problems
  • Traumatic Injuries
    • Fractures
    • Strains
    • Sprains
    • Burns
    • Brain injury
  • Neonatological Conditions
    • High-risk infants
  • Speech-Language Difficulties
    • Hearing deficits, cochlear implants
    • Delay in language development, comprehension, and/or expression of thought
    • Reading deficits
    • Articulation deficits
    • Stuttering
    • Hoarseness or nasality
    • Swallowing or feeding difficulties
    • Oral motor deficits
    • Cleft lip/palate
      • Videostroboscopy visualization of vocal cords
      • Modified Barium swallow testing
      • Nasendoscopy
      • Vocal abuse
      • Feeding aversion

Developmental Milestones

Developmental milestones are the gauge by which a child’s maturation is monitored. Milestones are skills which are performed at certain age ranges as a child grows. For examples of developmental milestones, click here.

 

Consultation

Our staff works closely with the patient, parents, teachers and physicians to provide appropriate therapeutic intervention, equipment and a barrier-free environment for the child.

Referring Physician

Our group of professionals keep physicians up-to-date throughout the course of treatment through phone calls, evaluation reports and progress notes regarding their patients.

 

For More Information

For additional information about this program or related rehabilitation services, call (662) 377-7215 or 1-800-THE-DESK (1-800-843-3375).