Sign In

Pediatric Therapy

Franciscan St. Elizabeth Health provides outstanding pediatric occupational, physical and speech therapy services in one location. The pediatric team treats children from infants to adolescents with a strong commitment to open communication between therapists and family.

Therapists use a variety of challenging activities to enhance children’s learning and to help them achieve their goals.

Diagnoses we treat

Various diagnoses seen by the pediatric team include, but are not limited to:

  • Torticollis
  • Developmental delays
  • Oral motor dysfunction/feeding problems
  • Swallowing problems
  • Sensory processing disorder
  • Burns
Physical therapists take a whole body approach in teaching children improved balance, coordination, endurance and strength. Goals are set collectively by staff and parents. Our staff is additionally trained in kinesiotaping, infant massage, NDT, lite gait and orthotic fitting.

Specific areas addressed include:

  • Decreased coordination
  • Gait abnormalities
  • Muscle weakness
  • Core strengthening
  • Adaptive equipment assessment
  • Gross motor planning
  • Orthotic consults
  • TOT collar
  • ROM
  • Balance
  • Developmental delay
  • Wheelchair consultation

Occupational Therapy focuses on the integration of physical, sensory and cognitive abilities needed to function in daily life. Our pediatric occupational therapy staff is trained or certified in NDT, NOMAS feeding assessment, infant massage, therapeutic listening, interactive metronome, lymphedema and cranial sacral treatment techniques.

Specific areas addressed include the following but are not limited to: 

  • Fine motor coordination/grasping skills
  • Sensory processing disorder
  • Feeding
  • Handwriting
  • Socializing/playing
  • Self care activities
  • Adaptive equipment
  • Splinting
  • Visual/perceptual motor planning
  • Upper body/trunk strengthening
  • Attention problems
  • Wheelchair consultation

Speech Therapy focuses on providing comprehensive assessment and treatment of speech, language, cognitive-linguistic and swallowing disorders. Franciscan St. Elizabeth Health speech therapists hold the Certificate of Clinical Competence in Speech-Language Pathology (CCC-SLP) issued by the American Speech-Language Hearing Association or are clinical fellows.

Specific areas addressed include, but are not limited to:

  • Pronouncing sounds
  • Understanding language
  • Expressing ideas
  • Increasing vocabulary
  • Understanding directions
  • Social interaction

  • Problem solving
  • Stuttering/dysfluency
  • Difficulty sucking/chewing/swallowing
  • Coughing/choking while eating and/or drinking 


Franciscan St. Elizabeth Health - Lafayette Central

Pediatric Physical, Occupational and Speech Therapy
1116 North 16th Street
Lafayette, IN 47904
PH: (765) 423-6336
FX: (765) 423-6184