Specialized Rehabilitation for Children

Catholic Health is a leader in rehabilitation for infants, children and adolescents. Our comprehensive services across Long Island include therapies for physical and occupational, hearing and speech, and feeding and swallowing. We also offer specialized rehabilitation for neurological conditions and orthopedic injuries.

St. Charles Hospital (Port Jefferson, NY) is the only Long Island hospital accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF) for comprehensive inpatient rehabilitation and outpatient medical rehabilitation for both children and adults.

Pediatric Rehabilitation Program

Catholic Health's clinical staff includes highly skilled and licensed occupational, physical and speech-language therapists who combine the latest therapeutic techniques with creativity to keep young patients engaged while improving physical, thinking and communication abilities.

Treatment is a collaborative approach with parents or caregivers to give each child the personalized care and attention they need. 

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Pediatric Therapies

Our therapists are experts in rehabilitation needs for children of all ages and at all stages of development.

For an infant, our therapists work on achieving age-appropriate developmental motor milestones, including rolling, sitting, crawling and walking.

For a preschooler or school-aged child, they will work on the areas that interfere with the child’s ability to safely navigate the school environment, interact with peers, and actively participate in age-appropriate activities as well as perform daily activities such as getting dressed and eating.

Services are offered at Good Samaritan Hospital (West Islip, NY) and St. Charles Hospital (Port Jefferson, NY).

Our therapists work with children from infancy through adolescence to address speech and language development and/or swallowing disorders.

Voice therapy helps children maximize their receptive and expressive language skills. Therapists also treat hearing and attention problems in children with communication delays and/or disorders.

Services are offered at Good Samaritan Hospital (West Islip, NY) and St. Charles Hospital (Port Jefferson, NY).

Occupational therapists, speech pathologists and registered dietitians help your child achieve independent, efficient and safe feeding skills.

Modified Barium Swallow Studies (MBSS) are performed by a pediatric speech pathologist in conjunction with a pediatric radiologist. This test assesses a child’s swallow function to determine appropriate therapeutic options.

Services are offered at Good Samaritan Hospital (West Islip, NY) and St. Charles Hospital (Port Jefferson, NY).

Pediatric Rehabilitation Services

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Outpatient & Inpatient Pediatric Programs

St Charles Hospital (Port Jefferson, NY) remains true to its founding mission—to help children who need rehabilitation—with specialized programs and services that provide clinical excellence and compassionate care.

St. Charles Hospital is home to the only Pediatric Brain Injury Unit on Long Island and the only Pediatric Brain Injury Specialty Program in New York State accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF).

A team of clinicians, including pediatric therapists, psychologists and certified rehabilitation registered nurses, deliver the highest quality rehabilitation treatment and outcomes to help all children and their families thrive.

St. Charles is Long Island’s leading expert in pediatric therapy. The hospital's pediatric speciality program—accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF)—offers feeding therapy, occupational therapy and physical therapy, and speech therapy for infants, children and adolescents.

Family play a vital role in identifying the best care for each child and will work closely with pediatric therapists.

The hospital's pediatric gyms and therapeutic treatment areas 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.

Speech and swallowing therapies use the latest techniques like holistic approaches.

St. Charles Hospital is a New York State Approved Provider of Early Intervention (ages birth-3) and Preschool Services (ages 3-5) under contract with Nassau County and Suffolk County, New York City Department of Education and New York State Department of Health. All 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 more information on early intervention services and to refer your child:

  • Nassau County: 516-227-8661
  • Suffolk County: 631-853-3100
  • New York City: Call 311 and ask for early intervention

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 Rehabilitation Program

The goal of the pediatric rehabilitation program at Good Samaritan Hospital (West Islip, NY) is to further a child’s development and function to help them achieve age appropriate skills necessary to perform daily life activities within the school and home environment.

Feeding therapists, physical and occupational therapists, and speech therapists are trained to evaluate and treat a variety of conditions exhibited by children from birth through school age.

Outpatient services are located at:

560 Union Blvd
West Islip, NY 11795

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Our pediatric specialty clinicians also provide Committee on Preschool Special Education (CPSE) services. CPSE provides services to children from 3-5 years of age who have, or are at risk of having, a developmental disability.

Call 631-376-4444 for more information.

Pediatric Rehabilitation Locations

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Good Samaritan University Hospital

West Islip, NY Hospital

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St. Charles Hospital

Port Jefferson, NY Hospital