Pediatric Therapy at Emerson Hospital
For the safety of our patients and staff and to help prevent the spread of the COVID-19 virus, outpatient rehabilitation services have made adjustments to the scheduling, hours of operation and enhanced cleaning protocols. All staff are screened daily for COVID-19 symptoms, and patients are screened during their registration call and again upon arrival. Patients will be met at the entrance where they will be screened, asked to sanitize their hands, and don a fresh mask. At that point the patient will be given instructions for their visit. Please note that our locations at Lawrence Academy, The Mill Works in Westford, and Skill of Strength in North Chelmsford are temporarily closed.
As a parent, you want to give your child every opportunity to achieve his or her best. If your child is struggling with developmental, neurological or other disorders, the team of skilled pediatric therapists at Emerson Hospital can help.

Physical and occupational therapy

Our pediatric physical and occupational therapists are specially trained to give children skills for greater independence in life. They provide intervention through play to improve basic living skills and social interactions, working with the entire family to help your child succeed at home and in school.

The conditions our pediatric therapists see include:
  • Developmental fine and gross motor delay
  • Hypotonia
  • Cerebral palsy
  • Down syndrome
  • Autism spectrum disorders
  • Spinal cord or traumatic brain injury
  • Muscular dystrophy 
  • Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)
  • Scoliosis

Speech - language therapy

Our pediatric speech and language pathologists provide individual and small group therapy. Among the diagnoses they address are:
  • Developmental language delays
  • Articulation/dyspraxia/apraxia (problems saying sounds, syllables and words)
  • Social pragmatics (using language appropriately in social situations)
  • Augmentative and assistive communication using low and high-tech devices to facilitate independent communication
  • Cognitive communication secondary to traumatic brain injury, concussion, or pre/post natal stroke
  • Feeding/swallowing issues; delays in newborn feeding, picky eating and G-Tube transitioning
  • Autism


We are pleased to offer telehealth appointments between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. for both new and existing physical, occupational and speech/language therapy patients. Please call us at 978-287-8200 to find out if your insurance will cover telehealth or to schedule an appointment.

Already have an appointment?

Before arriving for your child's appointment, please download, print, and fill out the following form to bring with you: