Our physical therapists, occupational therapists and speech therapists are specially trained in the care of children.

Pediatric therapy is directed at allowing children to play and communicate at an age-appropriate level. Our therapists are passionate about play and strive to make each session fun so that your child will get the most out of his or her therapy time. For more information on developmental benchmarks, click here. For more information on pediatric rehab therapy services at Lake Regional, call 573-302-2230.

Common conditions treated by pediatric therapists

  • Developmental Delays
  • Speech-Language Delays
  • Autism Spectrum Disorders/ Asperger’s Syndrome
  • Apraxia of Speech
  • Feeding Difficulties
  • Down Syndrome
  • Torticollis/ Plagiocephaly
  • Post Surgical
  • Fragile X Syndrome
  • Burns and Wounds
  • Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Obesity
  • Head Injuries
  • Chromosomal Anomalies
  • Genetic Disorders
  • Sensory Issues 

Take Action

A therapist can determine if your child could benefit from therapy services. If a child exhibits “red flags” in any of the following areas, speak with your medical provider regarding a referral for therapy.


•       Any loss of language at any time

•       Intense tantrums

•       Repetitive movement of body such as rocking

•       or hand-flapping

•       Little or no eye contact

•       Fixation on a single object or toy such as a spinning fan

•       Little or no social interaction with family or others

•       Strong resistance to changes in routine

•       Echolalic speech (repeating what others say

•       without attaching any meaning)

•       Avoids ordinary touch and movement

•       Seeks excessive touch and movement

•       Trouble with coordination (clumsy)

•       Trouble concentrating or following directions

•       Fatigues easily, sluggish

•       Poor perception of pain

•       Cautious with new tasks

Types of Pediatric Rehab Therapy

Physical Therapy

Lake Regional physical therapists work with children on gross motor development, balance, coordination, walking and posture. Learn more about Pediatric Physical Therapy at Lake Regional.

Occupational Therapy

Lake Regional occupational therapists work with children on fine motor and preschool tasks, self-care skills and sensory integration. Learn more about Pediatric Occupational Therapy at Lake Regional.

Speech Therapy

Lake Regional speech therapists work with children on speech, language, voice, fluency and swallowing. Learn more about Pediatric Speech Therapy at Lake Regional..