Carolan Foundation Grant Helps Transform Pediatric Therapy Space At Siskin Children’s Institute

Tuesday, October 1, 2019

With the support of the Carolan Foundation, Siskin Children’s Institute has completed the renovations to create a pediatric therapy space for children in the Siskin Center for Developmental Pediatrics.

The grant of $50,000 provided for specialized equipment, including a gait keeper treadmill, large suspension walker, multi-level playhouse and a swing with an accelerator, among other items. The space incorporates modular walls that allow the space to be reconfigured easily which will allow the Institute to better serve children as they grow into their teens.

The space also features a climbing wall with adapted hand holds and foot ledges to help children build muscles and encourage movement. In addition, the grant will provide funds to incorporate technology upgrades and additional furnishings to complete this much needed renovation.  

“Thank you to the Carolan Foundation for seeing our vision for this newly renovated space,” says Linda McReynolds, director of development and communication at Siskin Children’s Institute. “We are excited to see our idea of a large, multi-purpose space come to fruition and for children in our region to begin utilizing this space to increase skills, build muscle and meet their goals.”  

The Center for Developmental Pediatrics at Siskin Children’s Institute 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 in children ages birth to teens. The center is an academic pediatric practice affiliated with the Department of Pediatrics with the University Of Tennessee College Of Medicine Chattanooga and with Children's Hospital at Erlanger.


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