Saint Luke’s Hospital of Kansas City The Children’s SPOT

Children's SPOT exterior view

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
  • 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

4333 Pennsylvania Ave
Kansas City, MO 64111 

Phone: 816-932-3832
Children playing at the Saint Luke's Children SPOT Developmental Preschool


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

A child uses Physical Therapy at the Children's SPOT


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

Children eating at the Children's SPOT feeding therapy program


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. 

A child uses Speech Therapy at the Children's SPOT


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

A child uses Occupational Therapy at the Children's SPOT


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

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