Coronavirus (COVID-19) Preparedness Information

Pediatric Therapies

A message from our Pediatric Therapies staff:

We are still here!

During this time of uncertainty, we wanted to let you know that we are still providing services to children for physical, occupational, and speech therapies at Chan Soon-Shiong Medical Center at Windber (CSSMCW). We understand the importance of continuity of care.

We know with the recent concerns of COVID-19 (Coronavirus), there have been precautions and limitations implemented on our community to help prevent the spread of the virus. We, too, are taking extra precautions and measures such as screening our patients upon entrance to the building, cleaning and disinfecting surfaces and equipment after each use, and wearing masks and gloves to protect our patients and their families.

We are also offering follow-up appointments through e-visits using the Zoom platform, so patients can see a therapist from the comfort of their own homes, limiting setbacks. It is important to note that new patients will need to see a therapist in person for their initial visit, but can then continue with e-visits if they choose.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to reach out to one of our knowledgeable staff so that we can continue to provide our community with the best services possible.

Interdisciplinary Pediatric Therapy

Chan Soon-Shiong Medical Center at Windber’s pediatric therapy team is comprised of physical, occupational, and speech therapy. Our pediatric therapists are a highly committed team whom work together to promote your child’s greatest potential and opportunity for growth. To ensure your child’s treatment plan is both comprehensive and efficient, our therapists provide interdisciplinary care. They communicate and collaborate with each other on an ongoing basis to coordinate care between the different therapies your child may need.

Therapies Offered

Pediatric Physical Therapy

Pediatric Occupational Therapy

Pediatric Speech Therapy

Who do we help?

Pediatric therapists treat a variety of impairments within children from birth to 21 years of age. A majority of referrals stem from these commonly identified diagnoses however are not limited to:

  • Articulation and Fluency Issues
  • Attention-Deficit / Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
  • Autism Spectrum Disorder
  • Brachial Plexus Lesions
  • Brain Injury
  • Cleft Lip / Palate
  • Developmental Delays
  • Feeding / Swallowing Disorders
  • Genetic Disorders, including
  • Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome
  • Hearing / Visual Impairments
  • Hypotonia / Hypertonia
  • Idiopathic / Neurological Toe Walking
  • Impaired Coordination / Balance
  • Impaired Fine and Gross Motor Skills
  • Juvenile Arthritis
  • Neurological Diseases, including Cerebral Palsy, Spina Bifida, Stroke TBI, and Muscular Dystrophy
  • Mood Disorders
  • Receptive / Expressive Language Problems
  • Resonance or Voice Issues
  • Scoliosis / Torticollis
  • Sensory Processing Disorders /Modulation Delays, such as picky eaters, sensitivity to touch and varying textures, sensitivity to bright lights, fear of falling, difficulty with bath time, etc.

Family Involvement

Your child deserves the most opportunities that they are capable of yet therapy does not stop once your child leaves the clinic. Each child’s success is strongly dependent upon a family’s involvement and commitment to their care. We work closely with families and caregivers to ensure carryover and continual progress via home exercise programs and play integration.