Established in 1980 at Saint Luke’s Hospital of Kansas City, The Children’s SPOT (Speech, Physical, and Occupational Therapy) provides early and intensive rehabilitative therapy. Therapy starts as young as infancy and progresses to school-aged children. Research shows treatment at this early age is best. 

Services are provided through programs specifically designed to meet the needs of young children with disabilities and developmental delays. Children served have a wide variety of diagnoses, including autism, Down syndrome, cerebral palsy, premature birth, chromosomal disorders, and other developmental delays. 

The dedicated therapists at The Children’s SPOT are all working toward one goal—to help children reach their highest level of functional ability and success in the environments where they live, learn, and play.

A holistic approach to rehabilitative therapy

The Children’s SPOT is best known for providing: 

  • High-quality, therapy-based services
  • Individualized treatment plans
  • A supportive community
  • Programs for growth and development
  • Inpatient therapy in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU)
  • Neonatal Developmental Follow Up Clinic - a screening program designed to periodically assess high-risk infants over their first two years of life
  • Neonatal Medical Follow Up Clinic - a program for parents whose infants have been released from the NICU with medical equipment or medications
  • Developmental preschool
  • Individual speech, occupational, physical, and feeding therapy sessions

At The Children’s SPOT, we believe that all children deserve the best possible start in life. 


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The Children's SPOT

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The Children's SPOT

4333 Pennsylvania Ave
Kansas City, MO 64111 

Phone: 816-932-3832


What looks like a playground is actually a suite of sensory integration equipment designed to help children build gross motor skills and improve socialization.


Our physical therapists focus on improving the child’s functional mobility skills. 


We provide therapy for picky eaters who struggle with eating a variety of food. Our speech therapists are trained in the Sequential Oral Sensory (SOS) approach to feeding. 


Pediatric speech therapy focuses on language, social communication, cognitive development, fluency of speech, voice production, and swallowing disorders. 


Our occupational therapists develop individual treatment plans for each child. We base these plans on patient evaluations and their medical diagnoses.

Saint Luke's News

Why I Give: The Blazar Family
The Blazar family supports Saint Luke's Hospital The Children's SPOT so other children can enjoy the benefits of the extraordinary therapies their children received.
Why I Give: The McGee Family
The McGee family is passionate about The Children's SPOT after their triplets needed the team's services. The triplets are now thriving 5th graders.
The Independent: The Children's SPOT at Saint Luke's Hospital - School Night Out for SPOT
Saint Luke's Foundation hosted School Night Out for SPOT to celebrate the 40th anniversary of The Children's SPOT at Saint Luke's Hospital. See photos from the event featured in The Independent.