Cerebral Palsy Program

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.

    Teams

    Neurodevelopmental providers

    Doctors who have specialty training in the diagnosis and treatment of developmental disabilities and behavioral challenges.

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    Neurologists

    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.

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    Neuropsychologists

    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.

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    Neurosurgeons

    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.

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    Orthopedic surgeons

    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.

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    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.

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    Occupational therapists

    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

      Cherie Duvall-White, MSOTR/L

    • Katherine  Rahn, OTR/L

      Katherine Rahn, OTR/L

    • Lori Surges, OTR/L

      Lori Surges, OTR/L

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    Orthotists

    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

      Sarah Cheever, CP, LP

    • Justin Foster, CPO

      Justin Foster, CPO

    • Peter Yukawa, CPO

      Peter Yukawa, CPO

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    Physical therapists

    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

      Connie Leibow, PT, PCS

    • Chelsie O’Halloran, PT, DPT, PCS

      Chelsie O’Halloran, PT, DPT, PCS

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    Researchers

    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.

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    Speech-language pathologists

    Specialists who partner with the medical team to improve communication, cognition, feeding and swallowing.

    • Marci Revelli, MS, CCC-SLP

      Marci Revelli, MS, CCC-SLP

    • Mallory Wilkins, MS, CCC-SLP

      Mallory Wilkins, MS, CCC-SLP

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    Program managers

    Program managers are responsible for the development, management and ongoing improvement of programs.

    • Erin Hooper, RN, BSN

      Erin Hooper, RN, BSN

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    Contact Us

    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.