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Occupational Therapy for Pediatric Heart Patients

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The occupational therapist evaluates infants and young children with complex cardiac issues in the following areas:

  • Feeding-related difficulties
  • Developmental and motor performance
  • Functional skills 

The occupational therapist provides treatment for these children to optimize positioning and to promote advances in developmental areas including fine motor, visual motor, visual perceptual, sensory processing, coordination, cognitive and self-help skills. The occupational therapist also provides family education to prepare for discharge to home.

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Signs and Symptoms of Feeding Problems

Diagnosing Feeding Problems

Treatment for Feeding Problems

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Last Updated: 05/2012