CAMPS (Pediatric Rehabilitation)

Spencer Hospital’s CAMPS program (Children Achieving Maximum Potential through Supportive Services) is a rehabilitative service especially designed for pediatric patients.

As children grow and develop, it is important they have support to help them meet their developmental goals.  Parents and caregivers typically provide that needed support.  However, when a child is diagnosed with a developmental challenge, a healthcare professional can provide the necessary guidance to help that child reach his or her maximum potential. 

An Integrated Team

CAMPS provides a medically-based team approach to meet your child’s needs. Health professionals in Speech, Occupational and Physical Therapy are available to provide individualized assessment and treatment for your child’s special needs. 

  • Our Speech-Language Pathologists work with children to increase a functional means of communication across a wide variety of diagnoses.
  • Our Occupational Therapists work with children to improve their fine motor skills, sensory development and independence with self-help skills.
  • Our Physical Therapists oversee motor development that includes skills for sitting, crawling, walking, running and jumping as well as specific interventions for diagnoses such as toe walking and torticollis (neck tightness).

Our dedicated CAMPS rehab room is decorated with a youthful theme and is filled with child-size equipment. Also, we have a warm water therapy pool that is utilized to work towards functional goals. 

Feeding Therapy

One of CAMPS services is feeding therapy, offered in conjunction with Child Health Specialty Clinic, Iowa’s Title V Program for Children with Special Health Care Needs. 

Feeding therapy provides a multi-disciplinary approach to assess all aspects of a child’s ability to eat.  The Feeding Team professionals work with each child, tailoring services to meet their individual needs.  The feeding therapy team includes Speech-Language Pathologist, an occupational therapist and a dietitian.

To Enroll in CAMPS

While parents and caregivers are welcome to call us at any time to learn more about the CAMPS program and our services, a physician’s referral for your child is required for enrollment in CAMPS. 

If you have any questions about CAMPS, please call us at (712) 264-6189 or email us at CAMPS@spencerhopsital.org.