We are a proven pioneer in ventilator care and weaning. Overseen by a pediatric pulmonologist who works closely with on-site respiratory therapists CHC is staffed 24 hours a day by many licensed respiratory therapists.
We focus on the mobility of the child through direct one-on-one therapy and parent education therapy sessions. PT can be as extensive as muscle strengthening and ambulation training or as remedial as passive range of motion to prevent contracture of muscles.
We work with our residents to assess and improve functional independence in areas of daily living and age-appropriate developmental skills. OT also provides activities that engage the imagination of the child while assisting in coordination and function.
Speech & Language Therapy
We address speech and cognitive functioning as well as social communication such as sign language. Speech therapists play a pivotal role in managing patient feeding issues including swallowing, especially with trach-dependent residents, as well as infant sucking challenges.