Meet Your Team
The Cerebral Palsy (CP) Program is made up of specialists from different programs or clinics who work together to care for children, adolescents and young adults with CP. We offer access to a large team with a broad range of expertise in treating children, adolescents and young adults with CP. The providers listed below only represent a small number of our team. Your child may receive care from the providers listed below and/or other staff members not listed here.
Doctors who have specialty training in the diagnosis and treatment of developmental disabilities and behavioral challenges.
Doctors who have specialty training in neurology (the study of the brain), including the treatment of diseases of the nervous system, such as headaches, seizures, nerve pain and movement disorders. They also provide management for seizures and shunts.
Psychologists who specialize in the relationship between the brain, learning and behavior. They help determine if some medical conditions affect a person’s brain and they develop treatment recommendations based on the patient’s needs.
Doctors who have specialty training in neurosurgery (brain surgery), with additional training in pediatric brain surgery. They provide surgical care for patients who have medical conditions that affect the spine, neck, nerves and/or brain.
Doctors who specialize in examining bones, muscles and joints for the purpose of evaluating posture, function and gait. An orthopedic surgeon may perform surgery to improve the function of a child’s legs, feet, spine, arms or hands as they grow.
Rehabilitation Medicine providers
Doctors who specialize in helping patients regain strength and function after illness or injury. Includes therapy, medication and guidance for specialized equipment.
Specialists who partner with the medical team to develop a treatment plan for improving fine motor skills and ability to complete daily life activities.
Cherie Duvall-White, MSOTR/L
Katherine Rahn, OTR/L
Lori Surges, OTR/L
Specialists who help fit orthotics and prosthetics, which are devices that replace missing body parts or support parts of the body that may be injured or not working as expected.
Sarah Cheever, CP, LP
Justin Foster, CPO
Peter Yukawa, CPO
Specialists who partner with the medical care team to develop a treatment plan for improving balance, coordination, strength and endurance with a focus on mobility and gross motor skills.
Connie Leibow, PT, PCS
Chelsie O’Halloran, PT, DPT, PCS
Many members of our team conduct research to learn more about CP in children and improve treatment. Researchers through Seattle Children’s Research Institute are studying ways to improve movement, walking and function of the arms (upper extremities). We are also studying ways to better support families of children with CP.
Specialists who partner with the medical team to improve communication, cognition, feeding and swallowing.
Marci Revelli, MS, CCC-SLP
Mallory Wilkins, MS, CCC-SLP
Program managers are responsible for the development, management and ongoing improvement of programs.
Erin Hooper, RN, BSN
Contact the Cerebral Palsy Program at 206-987-0199 for questions or more information. If your child has a diagnosis of CP and you would like to be enrolled in the program, please have your child’s medical provider send a referral to the Cerebral Palsy Program at Seattle Children’s. Please ensure your provider specifically states in the referral that it is for the Cerebral Palsy Program.
Providers, see how to refer a patient.