WMU-Calvin College Pediatric Clinic

The Western Michigan University pediatric occupational therapy clinic offers occupational therapy services for children and their families. Our goal is to promote function and engagement at home, school and play in all areas of a child’s development. We provide services to children with a variety of complex medical issues. Specific diagnosis may include, but are not limited to:

  • Cerebral palsy and other neuromuscular disorders

  • Developmental delays

  • Autism spectrum disorders

  • Traumatic brain injury

  • Down syndrome and other genetic disorders

  • Sensory processing disorders

The WMU pediatric OT clinic offers a comprehensive evaluation and treatment for each child. Areas addressed in therapy are play based and may include:

  • Self-care skills including feeding, dressing, and grooming

  • Development of fine motor and visual motor skills

  • Hand strengthening and coordination skills required for activities such as cutting with scissors, coloring, writing, buttoning and using feeding utensils

  • Sensory-motor processing

  • Pre-handwriting skills and handwriting skills

Clinical services are provided by graduate student clinicians under the professional supervision of a registered and licensed occupational therapist. The OT clinic serves as a learning experience for WMU students. Treatment is provided in individual and/or group settings, with a nominal fee per session.

To make a referral or request more information, contact Tracy Young at tracy.young@wmich.edu or (616) 742-4840.

Vision

To combine the teaching of future occupational therapists with simultaneous provision of a much-needed service to the community of children and families with special needs.

Mission

To provide children with the skills necessary to grow and develop to their highest potential through family centered care. Our desire is for each child to learn how to play, function, and be successful in all that they do.