Medical Specialties

Occupational Therapy at Phoenix Children's Hospital


The Frances H. McClelland Rehabilitation Program at Phoenix Children's Hospital is made up of a comprehensive team of pediatric trained physicians, nurses, and therapists who care only for growing children. Among the specialties of our rehab program for kids is the Occupational Therapy Program - offering services tailored specifically to the needs of each child.

Occupational therapy for kids helps achieve independence in all areas of their lives such as self care, play, and writing.

Pediatric trained occupational therapists work with children through fun activities to improve their cognitive, physical, and motor skills and enhance their self-esteem. They use a family-centered, goal-oriented plan of rehabilitation for the best outcome for each child.

Common Conditions Leading to Occupational Therapy

  • Burns
  • Cerebral palsy
  • Developmental delay
  • Neuromuscular conditions
  • Neurologic conditions
  • Spinal cord injury
  • Cancer
  • Autism
  • Amputations/limb deficiency
  • Feeding/eating disorders
  • Hand function disorders
  • Sensory processing disorders
  • Brachial plexus injury

Occupational Therapy Skills

  • ADLs (activities of daily living) - feeding, dressing, bathing and grooming
  • Fine motor skills – grasping skills, object manipulation
  • Visual-motor skills – coordination of eyes and hands for writing, throwing, catching and using both hands together
  • Upper body strength and endurance
  • Splinting and positioning
  • Visual perceptual skills
  • Sensory processing skills

Program Director

Elizabeth Linos, OTR/L, MS, MBA, OTD

Contact Us, Appointments & Referrals

  • Appointments are available Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Most major insurance plans are accepted. The Phoenix Children’s authorization department will verify benefits prior to start of therapy.
  • A physician order is required.
  • For scheduling during business hours, call (602) 933-0980
  • For physicians who need immediate assistance, call the One Call line at (602) 933-3627 (DOCS)
  • Fax: (602) 933-2465

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