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Stepping Stones Pediatric Rehabilitation

Newberry Hospital is the only outpatient rehabilitation facility in Newberry County, South Carolina, to provide pediatric therapy. This is a significant benefit, as children often need more than one type of treatment therapy.

Our pediatric rehabilitation services help children from infants birth through the teen years who are experiencing difficulties with motor skill development, sensory disorders, communication, and feeding. We are problem solvers who treat each child’s unique needs and goals. A team approach is used to promote development and help children adapt and succeed at home, school and daycare.


Physical Therapy (PT)

Physical therapy primarily focuses on motor control, balance, motor planning, walking, running, and changing positions. Our pediatric physical therapists specialize in treating movement disorders, orthopedic impairments, chronic illnesses, and other developmental delays.

Neuro-Developmental Therapy (NDT)

We offer Neuro-Developmental Therapy (NDT), a treatment approach well suited for children with cerebral palsy, Down syndrome, autism, and other neurological disorders. NDT employs handling techniques that teach children how to move more normally while increasing muscle tone. Parental involvement is key to NDT, but they are not expected to go it alone. Our staff teaches parents how to work with their children at home. This can help children progress more quickly.


Occupational Therapy (OT)

Pediatric occupational therapy addresses sensory disorders and delays related to fine motor control including oral motor development, coordination, and sensory integration. Our occupational therapists help kids diagnosed with sensory processing deficits such as Autism Spectrum Disorder and Sensory Processing Disorder learn the learn skills like feeding, dressing, and bathing to work towards becoming self-sufficient.


Speech Therapy (ST)

Our pediatric speech therapists assess, diagnose, and treat disorders related to feeding and swallowing, as well as language development, pronunciation, and processing. From toddlers to teens, our speech-language pathologists work with children who cannot pronounce speech sounds, those with rhythm and fluency problems, language comprehension issues, or cognitive impairments including attention, memory, and problem-solving disorders.

Feeding Therapy

The ability to swallow food is a vital human need that many of us take for granted. Our occupational and speech therapists are trained to help children overcome struggles with swallowing or choking on food and more. If your child has experienced these issues or if mealtime has become a battle in your home due to your child’s picky eating, tantrums, or refusal to eat, they may benefit from feeding therapy.


Regardless of the type of therapy a child receives, we place a strong emphasis on the follow-through, which includes educating parents and school therapists about children’s needs and progress. If your child is experiencing developmental delays, talk with your pediatrician or family physician. A referral to our services may help your child’s development.

Spanish translation services available.


Newberry Hospital Outpatient Rehabilitation Services accepts:

  • Most major insurance providers

  • Most forms of Medicaid

  • Self-Referrals for Physical, Occupational and Speech Therapy treatment for up to 30 days with most insurance companies.

  • Referrals from your physician (we accept an order written with any practices letterhead)


Please call 803.405.7280 to verify coverage.


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