Caring for Kids, One Step at a Time

Comprehensive pediatric rehabilitation services.

Jacob’s Ladder Outpatient Center

Located in Chesterton, IN our outpatient center provides Occupational, Physical, and Speech Therapy to children in need from ages 0-18 years.

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Our Pediatric Rehabilitation Services

Our pediatric rehabilitation services include physical therapy.

Physical Therapy

Our physical therapy services focus on maximizing a child’s functional independence in the home and community. The primary emphasis of physical therapy is the use of the large muscles of the body – gross motor skills. These skills include mobility, sitting, crawling, walking, climbing stairs, balance, coordination, and postural control. Proprioception (awareness of body in space) and muscle strengthening are also incorporated into the physical therapy session.

Occupational Therapy

Occupational therapy services focus on improving a child’s functional ability to perform tasks in the home and in the community. Primary areas addressed by occupational therapists include the use of small muscles for fine motor tasks – especially those performed by the hands. These tasks might include such things as feeding, dressing, coloring, writing, and cutting. How a child processes sensory input and various visual tasks are also incorporated into an occupational therapy session.

Our pediatric rehabilitation services include occupational therapy.
Our pediatric rehabilitation services include speech therapy.

Speech Therapy

Speech therapy services focus on improving a child’s ability to communicate with family and friends. Primary areas addressed by speech therapists include receptive language, expressive language, and speech intelligibility. Other areas addressed include oral-motor/feeding skills, play skills, and social/interactive skills.

Our Policy

Jacob’s Ladder Pediatric Rehabilitation Center, Inc. will consider all patients without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, or mental or physical disability. Information obtained regarding any of these characteristics will be recorded solely for information purposes and will be considered only as required to determine the type and level of care to be provided.