Beyond Cerebral Palsy

For many years, Wendell Foster was thought of as a therapeutic residential community for people diagnosed with Cerebral Palsy (CP). According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Autism and Developmental Disabilities Monitoring Network, 1 in 323 children has been identified with CP.

While we continue to lead in that area, many of our clients seek outpatient therapy services where autism, speech delays, torticollis (asymmetrical head or neck position), traumatic brain injury and genetic disorders are the primary diagnoses. 

Many of Wendell Foster’s pediatric outpatient clients attend therapy several times a week. Our therapists have a knack for finding creative ways to engage the child in activities that will support their individual goals. Play is an important part of learning for a young child. If you can have fun while making progress toward your goals, then it is a win-win! Stay tuned for more exciting  updates on the new outpatient expansion.

Young boy practicing writing skills with a light board

Brenda Keller, Occupational Therapist, works with Levi on his handwriting skills using a light board.

In Occupational Therapy, Edie loves completing various color shape and button activities that incorporate fine motor skills, bilateral hand use, visual perception skills, attention, and following directions all within one activity!

A toddler walking during Physical Therapy

Briggs gets some good walking practice in during his Physical Therapy sessions with Charity Pinkston!

Young smiling boy riding a bike in physical therapy

Isaiah has so much fun working on his strength and coordination with Paige McGehee, his Physical Therapist.

A young boy learning swallowing skills during Speech Therapy

Did you know Speech Therapists also work with swallowing? Weston is learning to eat and is growing with the help of Michele Clouse, his Speech Therapist.