Scheduling an Appointment for Therapy To schedule an appointment, call (608) 417-6173. Our hours of service are 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Limited appointments are available after 4:30 p.m. for families with unique needs. If you are unable to attend please give us 24 hours notice. A physician's referral is required for most services.
Pediatric Occupational Therapy is a skilled treatment that helps children attain their full potential in all facets of life. Occupational therapy provides patients with the "skills for the job of living." For children, their occupations may be related to play, academic skills, handwriting, self-help skills, and achieving self confidence and social-emotional wellbeing.
Treatment addresses children who have difficulty reaching developmental milestones because a medical condition interferes with their physical development, coordination, communication or learning.
Services include a screening clinic, assessment clinic, individual evaluation/treatment and small group treatment. Conditions treated include:
Muscle tone imbalance
Services typically include a customized treatment program for sensory integration - a "sensory diet" to improve activities of daily living such as dressing, bathing, eating, schoolwork, handwriting, home management and play.
Family participation is highly encouraged at every step of the evaluation and treatment process. Families are directly involved in setting goals, working with the child in therapy sessions, and continuing therapy at home.
Meriter Occupational Therapy Classes:
Sensational Sensory Fun Group All children benefit and learn from sensory experiences. At Meriter Hospital, our Sensational Sensory Fun Group focuses on enhancing overall sensory integration skills using fun sensory motor activities. Learn more and register online now!
Handwriting: The Basics Does your child struggle with poor handwriting or difficulty copying sentences from the board? Meriter is offering a handwriting workshop for children ages 7-9 and 10-12. The workshop meets for eight weeks and addresses visual motor skills and upper extremity coordination necessary for handwriting. Learn more and register online now!
Activities focus on:
Upper body strength and stability
Eye hand coordination
Visual motor integration
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