Department of Rehabilitation Gerald F. Hamra Rehabilitation Center
The department of Rehabilitation at ACH houses the Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy and Prosthetics/Orthotics Sections. The therapists and prosthetist/orthotist collaborate with each other and other ACH professionals, as well as with the physician and the patients and their families to establish goals and desired outcome of the respective therapies and orthotics or prosthetics.
Physical and occupational therapists at ACH serve as a resource for community therapists providing information regarding pediatric therapy and collaboration to establish home (community) care for ACH patients.
Occupational therapists evaluate and treat children with physical disabilities, developmental delays, perceptual-motor problems and oral-motor difficulties. The primary services offered to both inpatients and outpatients are splinting, determining adaptive equipment needs, seating evaluations, feeding and videofluroscopy swallowing assessments, developmental training, instruction in activities of daily living and evaluation/training in the use of switches and adapted technology. Patients are accepted on physician referral.
Note: This clinic is available to your child by physician referral. Talk with your child's physician and tell him/her you would like to be referred to ACH. Have the doctor contact the Arkansas Children's Hospital Appointment Center to make a referral at 501-364-4000. If your child does not have a regular physician, please call 501-364-4000 and we will be happy to recommend one in your area.