At Parkland Medical Center, we know children have special needs when it comes to rehabilitation. Our experienced, caring pediatric physical, occupational and speech therapists are skilled at helping children deal with a wide range of physical and developmental challenges.

We consider all aspects of development—physical, emotional and social—in creating your child’s personalized program of therapy, which may include occupational therapy, physical therapy and speech and language therapy. We coordinate treatment with your child’s doctor to ensure continuity of care and communication and, when appropriate, we may refer you to other specialists, such as ear, nose and throat doctors, eye doctors, audiologists, neuropsychologists and educators.

Help for Disabilities and Developmental Needs of Children

At Parkland Rehabilitation Services, we treat children who experience a variety of temporary and long–term disabilities, developmental needs and other conditions, including:

  • Balance and coordination problems
  • Developmental delays
  • Gymnast’s wrist
  • Little League elbow
  • Low muscle tone and core weakness
  • Nintendo thumb
  • Neurologic disorders
  • Oral motor/sensory disorders
  • Orthopedic injuries and surgeries
  • Speech and swallowing disorders
  • Sports–related injuries
  • Toe walking
  • Torticollis

We also offer:

  • Pre-sport training for injury prevention
  • Gait training
  • Handwriting analysis and skill development
  • Specialized physical therapy and training for dancers and other athletes through our Back on Pointe program

Physical & Occupational Therapies for Children & Teens

Physical therapists specialize in diagnoses that affect walking, running and playing, while occupational therapists focus on the ability to perform activities of daily living, such as eating, dressing or brushing teeth. We understand the importance of age-appropriate therapy in developing these and other skills and abilities. Our therapists work one-on-one with children to address long-term and temporary conditions with a focus on improving:

  • Strength and flexibility
  • Balance and coordination
  • Posture
  • Core stability
  • Gross and fine motor development
  • Muscle tone
  • Ability to reintegrate to sport activities

Pediatric Speech & Language Therapy

Our expert speech and language therapists help children from ages 1 to 18 years develop the skills needed for successful communication and feeding—skills that affect all aspects of daily living and social interactions. We evaluate and treat:

  • Auditory processing problems
  • Communication disorders, including aphasia
  • Expressive language issues (using words and
    sentences to express thoughts)
  • Feeding, chewing and swallowing disorders
  • Fluency disorders
  • Language comprehension (understanding
    concepts, following directions)
  • Motor speech disorders (apraxia)
  • Oral-motor weaknesses
  • Phonological and articulation (making speech sounds) disorders
  • Social skills impairments
  • Speech and language delays
  • Stuttering
  • Swallowing disorders, such as dysphagia


Parkland Rehabilitation Services
44 Birch St #300, Derry, NH 03038
(603) 421-2250