Pediatric Therapy Program
St. Charles is Long Island’s leading expert in pediatric therapy and our CARF-accredited Pediatric Speciality Program offers speech therapy, occupational therapy and PT (physical therapy) for infants, children and teens.
The licensed physical, occupational and speech therapists in our program are pediatric experts who combine their therapeutic skill with creativity to keep their young patients engaged as children work to improve their physical, cognitive (thinking) and communication abilities. Our pediatric therapists also collaborate with parents and caregivers to identify the best approach for each child and determine how skills learned here can be applied at home, school and play.
In keeping with our 110 year mission, the pediatric gyms and therapeutic treatment areas at St. Charles are designed with children in mind, from properly scaled furniture to toys and games that engage and challenge pediatric patients with a variety of sensory processing abilities.
In our continued effort to live out our mission and offer the best pediatric therapy on Long Island, St. Charles has earned accreditation in outpatient medical rehabilitation from CARF International, the global leader in rehabilitation accreditation, and has maintained this recognition since 2008.
Children are referred to St. Charles for PT, occupational therapy, and speech therapy for a variety of reasons including, but not limited to:
- Sensory motor delays
- Gross motor delays
- Fine motor delays
- Handwriting skills
- Visual motor delays
- Motor planning concerns
Speech and Swallowing
- Speech Delays
- Language Struggles
- Cleft Palate
- Feeding and Swallowing Difficulty
- PROMPT & VITALISM Therapies
Injuries or Conditions
- Orthopedic injuries, sprains, fractures and more
- Return to Play (Concussion)
- TBI, SCI, Stroke
- Hemipheresis (Constraint Induced Movement Therapy)
Early Intervention and Preschool Services
St. Charles is a NYS Approved Provider of Early Intervention (birth-3) and Preschool Services (3-5) under contract with Nassau and Suffolk County, NYC DOE and NYS DOH. All Early Intervention evaluations and services are provided to eligible children and are provided at no out of pocket expenses to families; however health insurance may be accessed for Early Intervention. For Early Intervention Services in Nassau County please call (516) 227-8661, Suffolk County (631) 853-3100 or NYC call 311 (ask for Early Intervention) to refer your child. Eligibility for the Early Intervention Program (EIP) can be determined only by State-Approved evaluators under contract with the municipality. For preschool services, please call your local school district to make a referral to the Committee on Preschool Education.
Pediatric Therapy is offered at the following Outpatient Network Locations:
St. Charles has achieved its third consecutive three-year accreditation in Rehabilitation and added specialty accreditation in Brain Injury Rehabilitation from CARF International, the global leader in rehabilitation accreditation.Get The Details