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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:

Developmental Delays

  • Sensory motor delays
  • Gross motor delays
  • Fine motor delays
  • Handwriting skills
  • Visual motor delays
  • Motor planning concerns

Speech and Swallowing

  • Stuttering
  • Speech Delays
  • Language Struggles
  • Cleft Palate
  • Feeding and Swallowing Difficulty
  • PROMPT & VITALISM Therapies 

Injuries or Conditions

  • Torticollis
  • 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 Maintains Highest Rehabilitation Accreditation; Adds Brain Injury Specialty

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.

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Meet the Manager of Outpatient Pediatric Therapy

Patricia Zumpol, PT, specializes in torticollis, motor delays, cerebral palsy, post-rhizotomy care, post-orthopedic surgery and toe walking.

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