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Rehabilitation Services

IU Health Ball Pediatric Rehabilitation Services

When you visit IU Health Ball Pediatric Rehabilitation Services in Muncie, you'll receive care designed for your specific needs.

Our highly skilled team believes in treating you as a whole person - not just a symptom. At IU Health Ball Pediatric Rehabilitation Services, you’ll have access to a broad range of rehabilitation services.

IU Health Ball Pediatric Rehabilitation provides Occupational, Physical, Speech and Feeding therapy for children ages birth to 13 years of age. Therapy focuses on improving independence and increasing participation in everyday life.

Speech Therapy

Our speech-language pathologists provide evaluation and therapy services for children birth to age 13 with communication, cognitive, neurological, and/or swallowing impairments. Our services include:

  • Articulation/Phonology Therapy: treatment for communication needs including production of variety of speech sounds.
  • Language Therapy: comprehension or understanding of spoken language and language expression.
  • Augmentative Alternative Communication Therapy: establish and expand a child’s use of communication devices for individuals with severe expressive communication disorders.
  • Feeding Therapy: treatment for any infant or child having difficulty with feeding skills including sucking, chewing and/or swallowing. We also offer therapy to children with limited food acceptance to expand the variety of textures and flavors in their diet.
  • Orton-Gillingham Literacy Therapy: a multisensory (visual, auditory, kinesthetic, tactile) approach to reading/writing instruction.

Occupational Therapy

Occupational therapists take a holistic approach to treatment and modify daily tasks so children can improve their participation and independence. Interventions are child/family centered and are play based. Our services include interventions for:

  • Fine Motor Delays: interventions to improve cutting, handwriting, grasp patterns and hand/finger strength.
  • Visual Motor Delays: interventions to improve visual tracking, handwriting, coloring and coordination.
  • Sensory Integration Disorders: Interventions for sensory regulation and strategies for sensory home programs.
  • Activities of Daily Living Delays: Treatments to train and adapt self-care skills that are appropriate for a child’s age and abilities.

Physical Therapy

Our Physical Therapists can perform evaluations and provide treatment for all children needing help with gross motor or developmental skills. We use a variety of playful activities to encourage independence in any stage of rolling, sitting, crawling, standing, walking and more advanced skills to reach their full potential.

  • Neurological and Neuromuscular Rehab: treatment for conditions such as cerebral palsy, spina bifida, traumatic brain injury and many other diagnoses.
  • Developmental Delay: treatment to address delays in strength, balance, and coordination to progress age appropriate skills.
  • Genetic Conditions: work with children to reduce delays caused by abnormal muscle tone, alignment, delayed gross motor skills, and other congenital deformities.
  • Torticollis and Positional Head Shaping: treatment of stretching, strengthening, and positioning for improved neck alignment, postural symmetry, and soft tissue mobility.
  • Serial Casting: positional casting to address toe walking, muscle shortening, decreased range of motion to improve balance, foot/ankle alignment and gross motor function.
  • Orthotics, Prosthetics and Equipment: We work in collaboration with local providers to assess children’s needs for orthoses, prosthetics and adaptive equipment.

NICU Developmental Follow-Up Clinic

Our multidisciplinary team sees infants and toddlers who were previously in a Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) and/or meet the criteria that place an infant at higher risk for developmental delays. These patients are followed by physical, occupational, and speech therapy to periodically assess for delays or deficits that would require further skilled therapy intervention and to provide parent education. This helps ensure these patients receive any necessary services early for best possible outcomes.

About Pediatric Rehabilitation Services

IU Health Ball Pediatric Rehabilitation provides Occupational, Physical, Speech and Feeding therapy for children ages birth to 13 years of age. Therapy focuses on improving independence and increasing participation in everyday life.

Speech Therapy

Our speech-language pathologists provide evaluation and therapy services for children birth to age 13 with communication, cognitive, neurological, and/or swallowing impairments. Our services include:

  • Articulation/Phonology Therapy: treatment for communication needs including production of variety of speech sounds.
  • Language Therapy: comprehension or understanding of spoken language and language expression.
  • Augmentative Alternative Communication Therapy: establish and expand a child’s use of communication devices for individuals with severe expressive communication disorders.
  • Feeding Therapy: treatment for any infant or child having difficulty with feeding skills including sucking, chewing and/or swallowing. We also offer therapy to children with limited food acceptance to expand the variety of textures and flavors in their diet.
  • Orton-Gillingham Literacy Therapy: a multisensory (visual, auditory, kinesthetic, tactile) approach to reading/writing instruction.

Occupational Therapy

Occupational therapists take a holistic approach to treatment and modify daily tasks so children can improve their participation and independence. Interventions are child/family centered and are play based. Our services include interventions for:

  • Fine Motor Delays: interventions to improve cutting, handwriting, grasp patterns and hand/finger strength.
  • Visual Motor Delays: interventions to improve visual tracking, handwriting, coloring and coordination.
  • Sensory Integration Disorders: Interventions for sensory regulation and strategies for sensory home programs.
  • Activities of Daily Living Delays: Treatments to train and adapt self-care skills that are appropriate for a child’s age and abilities.

Physical Therapy

Our Physical Therapists can perform evaluations and provide treatment for all children needing help with gross motor or developmental skills. We use a variety of playful activities to encourage independence in any stage of rolling, sitting, crawling, standing, walking and more advanced skills to reach their full potential.

  • Neurological and Neuromuscular Rehab: treatment for conditions such as cerebral palsy, spina bifida, traumatic brain injury and many other diagnoses.
  • Developmental Delay: treatment to address delays in strength, balance, and coordination to progress age appropriate skills.
  • Genetic Conditions: work with children to reduce delays caused by abnormal muscle tone, alignment, delayed gross motor skills, and other congenital deformities.
  • Torticollis and Positional Head Shaping: treatment of stretching, strengthening, and positioning for improved neck alignment, postural symmetry, and soft tissue mobility.
  • Serial Casting: positional casting to address toe walking, muscle shortening, decreased range of motion to improve balance, foot/ankle alignment and gross motor function.
  • Orthotics, Prosthetics and Equipment: We work in collaboration with local providers to assess children’s needs for orthoses, prosthetics and adaptive equipment.

NICU Developmental Follow-Up Clinic

Our multidisciplinary team sees infants and toddlers who were previously in a Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) and/or meet the criteria that place an infant at higher risk for developmental delays. These patients are followed by physical, occupational, and speech therapy to periodically assess for delays or deficits that would require further skilled therapy intervention and to provide parent education. This helps ensure these patients receive any necessary services early for best possible outcomes.