Neuromotor Therapy Program
The Neuromotor Therapy Program at Children’s Hospital Boston is a consultation service for children with movement disorders related to early life brain injury. Our central goal is to help them reach their full potential in all aspects of motor skills.
If your child is seen in our program, child neurologist Basil Darras, MD and physical therapist Janet Quigley, PT, PCS will carefully evaluate his specific motor strengths and challenges. They may also consult with Children’s orthopedic surgeons and neurosurgeons. Together, we develop a treatment plan to enhance your child’s motor function. We consider all aspects of motor function, including your child’s ability to walk, use his hands and speak.
We can communicate with your referring physician and the therapists who will be providing ongoing treatment. If needed, we can help you find therapists in your community or refer your child to treatment services at Children’s in programs such as the Cerebral Palsy Program. Our team can also help you access appropriate services in your child’s school. We want to make sure that your child has the right services for him and that your family gets the support you need.
You can periodically return to our clinic to consult with us about how your child is responding to therapies and how his needs are changing.
Other programs at Children’s
Our Neuromotor Therapy Program focuses on children with non-progressive, early-life brain injury. Children with primary muscle or peripheral disease or rapidly progressive brain disease are served by other programs at Children’s, including:
If you need help identifying the right program for your child, you can contact the Neurology department or the Orthopedic Surgery department, and we’ll be happy to help.