Improving Lives. Changing Futures.
In Monmouth County.
Our new outpatient center offers convenient access to our specialized services to the kids and families of Monmouth County. From physical, occupational and speech therapy to developmental and behavioral services, this state-of-the-art facility will offer a wide variety of specialized pediatric care you won’t find anywhere else in the area.
Audiology services provide comprehensive diagnostic evaluations for routine diagnostic, behavioral, and conventional audiometry as well as non-behavioral audiometric tests and auditory processing evaluations for children.
Occupational Therapy promotes functional independence for a child who is dealing with the effects of disease, injury, birth anomalies, disability, or developmental problems. The focus of therapy may include the prevention of malformations, the facilitation of normal development, the promotion of age-appropriate daily living skills, design, fabrication and application of splints, training for use of assistive technology devices and/or adaptation of the environment. Specific skills pediatric occupational therapy may focus on include: dressing, bathing, hygiene, feeding, meal preparation, negotiation through the environment, ability to recognize letters and numbers, and writing as well as any tasks that the child is required to complete during their day to be independent.
Physical Therapy helps patients reach their full potential by minimizing impairments while promoting mobility and function for participation in their home and community. Our pediatric physical therapists are specialists in the unique needs of children, adolescents and young adults from birth through 21 years of age and they are experts in a variety of treatment interventions allowing them to individualize a plan of care to meet the unique needs of the child and family. Physical therapy evaluation and treatment may include: ongoing observation and analysis of the child’s functional abilities and struggles; identification of impairments; assessing needs for equipment and bracing and making appropriate referrals; provision of strategies and home activity suggestions to encourage mobility, increase strength and flexibility, improve balance and coordination, prevent deformities or further injury, overall wellness and fitness recommendations; and more.
Psychology services can assist children with behavioral difficulties, panic disorders, social skill deficits, peer and sibling problems, trauma, abuse, adjustment problems, anxiety, depression and other mood disorders. Comprehensive assessments, including psycho-diagnostic evaluations, educational evaluations, and clinical assessments are done to clarify a child’s diagnosis. They are also done to assess cognitive, behavioral, social, emotional, academic, attention and executive functioning areas, determine strengths and weaknesses, and recommend effective interventions. Treatment is provided through individual play therapy, psychotherapy, behavior therapy, parent counseling, family therapy, group therapy, or a combination of these methods.
Speech & Language Therapy evaluates a child’s ability to talk, speak clearly, communicate with others, understand common words, follow directions, eat and drink. Our speech therapists are familiar with the developmental milestones that are normally attained at each stage in a child’s life. They provide age-appropriate activities to improve speech, communication, and feeding skills, and are adept at encouraging and motivating patients to reach their goals.
Developmental & Behavioral Pediatrics evaluates and counsels children and families with a wide range of developmental conditions including: developmental delays, including language, fine, or gross motor challenges; developmental disabilities like Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD), intellectual disability, and cerebral palsy; learning disabilities; externalizing disorders such as ADHD and Oppositional Defiant Disorder; Tics, Tourette syndrome, and other habit disorders; and, challenges with activities of daily living, including feeding, complicated toilet-training (enuresis and encopresis) and sleep. Although children may already receive services through Early Intervention or their public school district, school-based evaluations typically do not make medical diagnoses such as autism or ADHD – these diagnoses usually require evaluation by a medical provider, such as a developmental pediatrician.
Additional Medical Services
This location also offers additional services provided by Monmouth Medical Center, the Combined Medical Group of RWJBarnabas Health and Rutgers Health, including:
- General Surgery
- Infectious Disease
- Otolaryngology (ENT)
- Maternal/Fetal Medicine Program
- Breastfeeding Program
- Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders Center
- Bariatric Surgery and Gastrointestinal Care
- Laboratory Services
- Urgent Care Center