NICU-Transition Services

Please call (314) 286-1669 Opt. #1 to schedule an appointment.

Therapist providing treatment:

Babies who spend time in the NICU benefit from therapy to help them become comfortable with the world and to support their overall development. Our NICU Transition Services often referred to as Baby Bridge, is the bridge between therapies at the hospital and services available in the community.  Our program provides support to babies and their families after the baby goes home from the NICU and until other therapy services like early intervention can begin. Our specially-trained therapist will meet with you and your baby either in your home or in our clinic to learn how your baby has been doing since being home. Together, you and the therapist will work on goals and skills to help your baby grow and develop.

Within occupational therapy, we are able to help teach families and caregivers strategies to improve the baby’s ability to develop and participate in daily activities. Below are some of the skills and strategies occupational therapy focuses on with babies who are born early:

  • Activities of daily living including sleeping and feeding
  • Visual motor skills to promote play, exploration of surroundings, and ability to interact with caregivers
  • Positioning strategies to encourage improved strength and active movement which allows babies to interact with their environment and caregivers
  • Sensory processing strategies to promote calming skills and successful interaction with auditory, tactile, proprioceptive, and visual input

Whether it’s in your home or in our clinic, our occupational therapists evaluate and treat babies after they go home from the NICU so that we can limit and remove barriers to development and participation. We look at each baby’s unique needs and skills, and partner with their families and caregivers to address any concerns that may exist so that we can foster healthy growth and development.

Schedule An Appointment:

Please call (314) 286-1669 Opt. #1 to schedule an appointment.

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