Methodist Outpatient Services is conveniently located in the Oak Hills Medical Office Building on the campus of Methodist Hospital.
7711 Louis Pasteur, Suite 330
San Antonio, TX 78229
Welcome to Methodist Healthcare Pediatric Outpatient Services where we use play to provide fun, meaningful therapy services to help children grow!
We are proud to offer personalized therapy services based on the specific needs of your child. Our board-certified therapists conduct comprehensive evaluations that are used to create treatment plans that maximize effective results. We want to help your child achieve greater success in school and participate more fully in family life, as well as increase their independence, confidence, and feelings of self-worth.
At Methodist Outpatient Services, we work with you and your child to arrive at specific, functional treatment goals. We stay on top of current research to make sure we offer the latest in evidence-based therapy, and we provide our services in a positive, enriching environment. With a holistic view of your child in mind, our PT’s, OT’s & speech pathologists communicate & work together to provide therapeutic services tailored to your child’s unique therapy needs.
Your child does not need to be a patient of Methodist Hospital to receive therapy services at Methodist Outpatient Clinic. We work with children from the ages of 1 month to 21 years of age.
Our mission statement, as part of the Methodist Healthcare System, is ‘Serving Humanity to Honor God’ by providing exceptional and cost-effective health care accessible to all. We achieve this in our pediatric outpatient clinic via our highly-trained therapists who care deeply about helping children reach their full potential. We also work closely with your insurance provider to ensure you are getting the most out of your coverage.
Physical therapists help children improve their functional mobility to better perform their activities of daily living and participate in recreational sports. We accomplish this by working with your child in a fun, playful environment focusing on you and your child’s goals to achieve their highest level of functional independence. Physical therapy can be utilized for:
- Achieving developmental milestones such as rolling, sitting, crawling and standing
- Remediating congenital/birth impairments such as Torticollis or Clubfoot
- Improving walking/running patterns or difficulty in performing tasks due to weak foot musculature or orthotics prohibiting proper gait mechanics
- Muscular strengthening, stretching, and implementation of home exercise programs
- Improving balance and coordination
- Providing education on use of wheelchairs, walkers, and orthotics as well as recommending orthotics for your child
- Recovering from sports/orthopedic injuries
- Post-surgical rehabilitation
Whether it’s helping your child with balance, endurance, strength or range of motion, our physical therapists can help your child improve mobility and achieve his or her maximum level of function.
A child’s primary occupation is play! In addition to play, other occupations include learning, becoming independent with self–care activities, and participating in social and family life. Occupational therapists will work with your child to develop skills in the areas that are challenging for them in order to succeed in their daily activities. Your OT will create individual treatment sessions based on goals you agree best target the results your child needs. Some of the areas in which OT can help your child develop and grow are:
- Fine motor coordination & manual dexterity, including handwriting based on the Handwriting Without Tears program
- Visual motor and perceptual skills
- Neurodevelopmental skills
- Upper-extremity rehabilitation after injury , including kinesiotaping & splinting
- Sensory-motor processing, integration & modulation
- Self-care activities such as bathing, grooming, dressing & toileting
- Age-appropriate behavior, social skills & play strategies
Occupational therapists also work with parents and caregivers to educate & train them on the best strategies to help their child continue to experience the benefits of therapy at home.
Pediatric Speech-Language Pathologists (SLPs) are clinicians who evaluate and treat disorders in communication, feeding, swallowing, fluency, voice, and cognition. These disorders can result from neurological/neurodevelopmental disorders, acquired or congenital disorders, craniofacial anomalies, and/or hearing impairment. Our clinicians implement a variety of standardized assessments combined with informal observations to evaluate the nature and extent of impairment. The clinicians then develop customized treatment plans, specific to each child’s needs based on their age and ability. Our SLPs provide highly specialized treatment to safely address feeding aversions and swallowing impairments. They also employ a variety of treatment strategies including functional, play based approaches that are both age-appropriate and fun for your child. Parents and caregivers are provided with family education to implement therapeutic strategies at home.
Our SLPs work to achieve the following goals:
- Improve receptive and expressive language skills
- Promote socialization with family, peers and teachers
- Encourage appropriate expression of feelings such as frustration, fear, happiness & anger
- Facilitate play skills
- Improve production of sounds so your child can be understood
- Strengthen oral motor skills for speech, eating and swallowing
- Provide home programs for improving speech, language, feeding & swallowing
- Foster independence with communication
- Assist with augmentative communication devices to facilitate ease of communication
The benefits of speech therapy go beyond improving communication skills. We can help your child lessen behavioral issues stemming from frustration with the inability to express themselves, help them engage and play more appropriately with their friends, and improve their socialization to improve peer and family relationships.
We treat children with a wide variety of diagnoses, including, but not limited to:
- Autism Spectrum Disorder
- Brachial Plexus Injuries
- Brain Injury/Stroke
- Cerebral Palsy
- Chromosomal Abnormalities
- Cleft Lip & Palate
- Developmental Delay
- Developmental Disorders
- Down Syndrome
- Failure to Thrive
- Fetal Alcohol Syndrome
- Genetic Disorders
- Language Disorders
- Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis
- Rett’s Syndrome
- Seizure Disorder/Epilepsy
- Sensory Processing Disorder
- Speech Delay
- Metabolic Disorders
- Muscular Dystrophy
- Neurological Disorders
- Neuromuscular Disorders
- Orthopedic Injuries
- Spinal Cord Injury
To get your child started with speech, physical or occupational therapy, you must obtain a referral from your pediatrician. Most physicians in the San Antonio area are familiar with the clinic through their association with the Methodist Healthcare System, the largest in the area. Once we receive your referral, we will verify insurance coverage and call you to schedule your first visit.
Please call our office at 210-575-7501 to confirm insurance coverage. Some of the plans we work with include:
- Aetna (a selection)
- Aetna HCA
- Aetna HMO
- BCBS Blue Care
- BCBS Labor Union
- BCBS Federal
- BCBS of Texas
- Humana One/HMO/PPO
- United Health Care
- Physician Life Insurance
Q: What assessments do you use for speech therapy evaluations?
A:We use the following assessments most often for our speech evaluations:
- Preschool Language Scale 5th ed. (PLS-5)
- Clinical Evaluation Language Fundamentals (CELF-5)
- Receptive One-Word Picture Vocabulary Test (ROWPVT)
- Expressive One-Word Picture Vocabulary Test (EOWPVT)
- Goldman Fristoe Test of Articulation (GFTA-2)
- Khan-Lewis Phonological Assessment (KLPA)
- Stuttering Severity Instrument-4 (SSI-4)
- The Rosetti Infant-Toddler Language Scale
Q. What assessments do you use for occupational therapy evaluations?
- The Bruininks-Oseretsky Test of Motor Proficiency, Second Edition (BOT-2)
- The Peabody Developmental Scales, Second Edition (PDMS-2)
- The Print Tool by Handwriting Without Tears
- The Hawaii Early Learning Profile
- The Sensory Profile-2
- The Beery VMI
- The Pediatric Evaluation of Disabilities Index (PEDI)
We use the following assessments most often for our OT evaluations:
Q: Do you speak any languages besides English?
A: Yes! Our bilingual therapists also speak Spanish and French.