Sunshine - Children's Home & Rehab Center Phone: (914) 333 7000 --- Address 15 Spring Valley Road, Ossining, NY 10562-2001

Rehabilitation

Speech Therapy

The speech-language pathologists at Sunshine Children’s Home and Rehab Center have an extensive training in the oral motor mechanism for functional speech, safe swallowing, and feeding.

Our staff are nationally certified who diagnose, treat, and support oral motor dysfunctions. Speech Language Pathologists help patients develop or recover reliable communication skills through verbal, functional sign language, or communication boards.

Specialty evaluations and interventions include but are not limited to the following:

  • Receptive language development
  • Expressive language development; articulation, voice, fluency, dysarthria, apraxia
  • Communication skills and social interaction
  • Cognition, problem solving, reasoning orientation and memory
  • Pre-speech & feeding skills, swallowing and motor speech disorders
  • Augmentative communication
  • Articulation / Speech production
  • Sign language

Our Speech Language Pathologists will help your child with but not limited to the following:

  • Learning how to speak
  • Learning how to sign
  • Remembering information
  • Following directions
  • Answering and asking questions
  • Pronouncing words so others can understand
  • Following directions
  • Talking with peers
  • Chewing and swallowing
  • Eating appropriate consistency of food
  • Tolerating the feel and sensation of food in the mouth

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Occupational Therapy

Our children’s rehab center specializes in children from birth to 21 years of age who suffer from developmental or acquired physical, orthopedic injuries, or muscular disease. All therapists are licensed through the Occupational Therapy Board of New York and certified through the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy. 

Specialty evaluations and interventions include but are not limited to the following:

  • Activities of daily living
  • Fine motor, visual motor and visual perceptual development
  • Upper extremity muscle strength, range of motion and skeletal alignment
  • Infant development
  • Balance, coordination, core strength and postural control
  • Self-help skills: feeding, dressing, grooming
  • Sensory processing and Sensory integration
  • Organizational and play skills
  • Adaptive equipment, and positioning (feeding and dressing devices, writing utensil modifications, etc)
  • Visual motor and visual perceptual skills.
  • Handwriting
  • Upper extremity splinting assessment and fabrication

Our Occupational Therapists will help your child with but not limited to the following:

  • Toilet training
  • Playing with peers
  • Figuring out how to play with toys
  • Getting dressed
  • Learning to roll, sit, stand and move from one position to another
  • Tolerating the feel and sensation in the mouth i.e. tooth brushing, taste of different foods
  • Tolerating and adjusting to new sensation, movement, touch and sounds
  • Learning how to play with games
  • Sitting and listening

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Physical Therapy

The Physical Therapy Department at Sunshine Children’s Home & Rehab Center works to maximize children’s potential through techniques promoting the ability to move, reduce pain, restore function and prevent disability. 

All of our physical therapists are licensed through the Physical Therapy Board of New York.  Our physical therapists are professionals who assist children to move and perform functional activities while promoting overall health and fitness.

Therapeutic exercises and activities are implemented creating challenges that allow our children to experience success in normal movement patterns during play and functional activities. 

Specialty evaluations and interventions include but are not limited to the following:

  • Gross motor skills, ambulation, gait, mobility
  • Balance, coordination and postural control
  • Muscle strength, range of motion and skeletal alignment
  • Sensory motor function, functional exercises
  • Adaptive equipment assessment and training (walkers, standers, wheelchairs, gait trainers, etc.)
  • Recommendation of adaptive equipment and assistive devices
  • Orthotic/ Prosthetic assessment, recommendation and training
  • Orthotic fabrication and inhibitive casting

Our Physical Therapists will help your child with but not limited to the following:

  • Learning how to creep, crawl and sit
  • Standing with or without assistance
  • Walking with or without assistance
  • Walking and running without falling
  • Walking up and down stairs
  • Learning how to balance self when sitting and/or standing and engaged in any activities
  • Playing certain sport/activity
  • Wheeling wheelchair independently

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