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Occupational Therapy

little girl playing with learning toys​Occupational Therapy promotes functional independence for a child who is dealing with the effects of disease, injury, birth anomalies, disability, or developmental problems. The focus of therapy may include the prevention of malformations, the facilitation of normal development, the promotion of age-appropriate daily living skills, design, fabrication and application of splints, training for use of assistive technology devices and/or adaptation of the environment.

The primary concern is allowing the child to experience the highest level of independence in his or her environment. Specific skills that pediatric occupational therapy may focus on include: dressing, bathing, hygiene, feeding, meal preparation, negotiation through the environment, ability to recognize letters and numbers, and writing as well as any tasks that the child is required to complete in their day in order to be independent.

As pediatric professionals, our occupational therapists are highly experienced with the unique needs of patients from birth through 21 years of age. They are familiar with the developmental milestones that are normally attained at each stage in a child’s life and are adept at encouraging and motivating patients to reach their goals.

Our Pediatric Occupational Therapy Program provides services to children with a wide range of diagnoses including, but not limited to:

  • Brain injuries
  • Burns
  • Sensory integration disorders
  • Learning disabilities
  • Feeding disorders
  • Cerebral palsy
  • Hand and upper extremity dysfunction
  • Spinal cord rehabilitation
  • Bracheal plexus injuries
  • Developmental delays
  • Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD)
  • Sports injuries
Children's Specialized Hospital Outpatient Center at Bayonne
815 Broadway
Bayonne, NJ 07002
(201) 823-6010
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Children's Specialized Hospital Outpatient Center at Clifton
1135 Broad Street
Clifton, NJ 07013
(973) 365-3071
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Children's Specialized Hospital Outpatient Center at Egg Harbor Township
6106 Black Horse Pike
Egg Harbor Township, NJ 08234
(609) 645-7779
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Children's Specialized Hospital Outpatient Center at Hamilton
3575 Quakerbridge Road
Hamilton Township, NJ 08619
(609) 631-2800
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Children's Specialized Hospital Outpatient Center at Newark
182 Lyons Avenue
Newark, NJ 07112
(973) 391-2960
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Children's Specialized Hospital Outpatient Center at Toms River - Lakehurst
368 Lakehurst Road
Toms River, NJ 08755
(732) 281-3900
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Children's Specialized Hospital Outpatient Center at New Brunswick
10 Plum Street
6th Floor
New Brunswick, NJ 08901
(732) 258-7100
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Children's Specialized Hospital
200 Somerset Street
New Brunswick, NJ 08901
(732) 258-7000
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Children's Specialized Hospital Outpatient Center at Warren
266 King George Road
Warren, NJ 07059
(973) 391-2960
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Children's Specialized Outpatient Center at Toms River Stevens Road
94 Stevens Road
Toms River, NJ 08755
(732) 914-1100
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