Helping children with a range of conditions, including complex medical conditions, gain independence in their ability to perform the tasks of daily living
The Occupational Therapy program at Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital helps children with a wide range of conditions gain independence in their daily activities. We work with them to develop the fine motor skills, sensory motor skills and visual motor skills that they need to function and socialize at home, school, play and community environments. For patients with injury or debilitating illness, we focus on helping them return to their daily routines at their highest level of function.
Our highly skilled occupational therapists are equipped to deliver care to children with complex medical needs. As part of a comprehensive medical program based at a pediatric hospital that provides advanced, specialized care to our patients, our occupational therapists are experienced in treating children of all ages with complex medical conditions.
With a strong focus on home program development and parent education, we support parents and families with the tools and techniques they need to help their child reach their highest level of function across environments.
We work with other specialties throughout the hospital to evaluate and treat children from birth to age 21 with a variety of diagnoses, including:
- Autism related disorders
- Brachial plexus injuries
- Cardiac conditions
- Cerebral palsy
- Congenital diaphragmatic hernia
- Fragile infant care
- Neonatal abstinence syndrome
- Neuro-progressive disorders
- Orthopaedic and hand surgery
- Pain management
- Post-chemotherapy care
- Post-surgical patients, include post-neurosurgery
- Seizure disorders
- Selective dorsal rhizotomy
- Spina bifida
- Status post tumor removal
- Trauma injuries, including traumatic brain injury
Programs and services
Once your child has received a referral for occupational therapy, we will create a treatment plan that addresses your child’s unique needs and goals. The number and frequency of your child’s therapy sessions will depend on his or her individual condition.
In addition to traditional occupational therapy services, we also work with physicians and other rehabilitation specialists, and provide specialized programs and services, including:
- Aquatic therapy
- Augmentative and alternative communication
- Constraint induced movement therapy
- CPAP desensitization
- Custom hand orthosis fabrication
- Interactive metronome
- Manual therapy/myofascial release
- Pain management using non-medicine pain therapies, including biofeedback, electrical stimulation and micropoint stimulation
- Pelvic floor rehabilitation
- Sensory-motor processing and integration
- Therasuit® program
- Upper extremity (shoulder, arm and hand) splinting and serial casting
- Visual motor and handwriting exercises
- Wheelchair and equipment evaluation
In addition to the outpatient services provided in the Johns Hopkins All Children’s Child Development and Rehabilitation Center and our Outpatient Care locations, we also provide acute care services to children receiving inpatient treatment in our hospital. Learn more about our acute care services.
For more information about our occupational therapy services or to make an appointment, please give us a call at the number below.
Child Development and Rehabilitation Center
880 6th St. S
St. Petersburg, FL 33701
Johns Hopkins All Children's Outpatient Care, Tampa
12220 Bruce B. Downs Blvd.
Tampa, FL 33612
Johns Hopkins All Children's Outpatient Care, Sarasota
5881 Rand Blvd.
Sarasota, FL 34238
Tampa Sports Therapy Center
3440 West MLK Jr. Blvd.
Tampa, FL 33607
Outpatient Care, East Lake
3850 Tampa Road
Palm Harbor, FL 34684
Outpatient Care, Brandon
885 S Parsons Ave.
Brandon, FL 33511
Outpatient Care, Fort Myers
4550 Colonial Blvd.
Fort Myers, FL 33966
Outpatient Care, Lakeland
3310 Lakeland Hills Blvd.
Lakeland, FL 33805
Outpatient Care, Pasco
4443 Rowan Road
New Port Richey, FL 34653
Read inspiring stories about our patients:
Traumatic Brain Injury: Jasmin’s Story
A year after surviving a crash that killed her parents and grandparents and left her with extensive injuries, Jasmin continues on the road to recovery with her brother and many specialists from Johns Hopkins All Children’s by her side.
Traumatic Brain Injury: Jaden's Story
When Jaden suffered a traumatic brain injury during a boat accident, multiple specialists at Johns Hopkins All Children’s came together to save the 13-year-old’s life. Now he’s surpassing every expectation with the help of his expert care team, his own positive attitude and his family’s support.
Journey of Joy
After surgical care and treatment for a spontaneous brain bleed that caused Hailey to lose all mobility, speech and cognitive ability, she returned home and started rehabilitation at Johns Hopkins All Children’s. With her determination and the help of her physical therapists, Hailey walked across the stage at her high school graduation.