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Front Page - Friday, October 11, 2019

Carolan grant transforms pediatric therapy space at Siskin




A child ascends a climbing wall with the help of a therapist. - Photograph provided

Siskin Children’s Institute has completed renovations to create a pediatric therapy space for children in the Siskin Center for Developmental Pediatrics.

The $50,000 Carolan Foundation grant provided for specialized equipment, including a gait-keeper treadmill, a large suspension walker and a swing with an accelerator.

The space incorporates modular walls that allow it to be reconfigured to serve children as they grow into their teens. It also features a climbing wall with hand holds and foot ledges to help children build muscles and encourage movement.

The grant will also provide funds to incorporate technology upgrades and additional furnishings.

The Center for Developmental Pediatrics at Siskin provides assessment, diagnosis, treatment and support for children with, or at risk for, developmental delays and disorders.

Led by board certified developmental pediatricians along with a full clinical and therapy staff, the center specializes in early identification and management of delays and disorders.

The center is an academic pediatric practice affiliated with the department of pediatrics at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga College of Medicine and Children’s Hospital at Erlanger.

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Source: Siskin Children’s Institute