1st Cerebral Palsy of New Jersey believes that a family-oriented, interdisciplinary team approach is the most effective for student development. We offer on-site consultations with a pediatric physiatrist, pediatric orthopedist and developmental pediatrician. We also work closely with several rehabilitation equipment vendors and orthotists who provide in-school support. Specialized seating and adaptive equipment assessments are also available.
Our School Nurse
Nicole Yurchak, R.N. has over 15 years’ experience as a Registered Professional Nurse. Throughout her career, she has gained a wide range of hospital nursing experiences working in the cardiac, pulmonary, critical care and emergency room departments. She has been on staff as our School Nurse for the past 8 years and plans to complete a Master’s degree in Nursing.
Wheelchair – Seating Clinic
We strive to provide seating which will keep the client as comfortable and properly supported as possible while maintaining their level of independence. Wheelchair seating evaluations are performed by two physical therapists that hold their Assistive Technology Practitioner Certifications from RESNA (Rehab Engineering Society of North America).
Physiatry Clinic with Dr. JenFu Cheng
We offer a monthly in-school pediatric physiatry clinic headed by Dr. JenFu Cheng from Children’s Specialized Hospital. The clinic uses a team approach with input from therapists, orthotists, equipment vendors and family members. The clinic offers a convenient way to manage a child’s healthcare needs, with thorough input and follow-up by staff.
Orthopedic Clinic with Dr. Frank Liggio
We offer a monthly in-school pediatric orthopedic clinic headed by Dr. Frank Liggio. The clinic uses a team approach with input from therapists, orthotists, equipment vendors and family members. The clinic offers a convenient way to manage a child’s healthcare needs, with thorough input and follow-up by staff.
Neurodevelopment Clinic with Dr. Uday Mehta
We offer an in-school pediatric neurodevelopmental clinic twice a year with Dr. Uday Mehta from Children’s Specialized Hospital. This clinic also includes a full team of therapists, teachers and family members. The clinic offers a convenient way to manage a child’s healthcare needs, with thorough input and follow-up by staff.
Feeding Clinic with St. Joseph's Children's Hospital: Center for Pediatric Feeding and Swallowing
We are offer an in-house feeding clinic on a monthly basis in conjunction with St. Joseph’s Center for Pediatric Feeding and Swallowing. This clinic allows for a comprehensive team approach to evaluate feeding and swallowing disorders. Members from St. Joe’s team including a medical doctor, behavior analyst, speech pathologist in addition to our therapists and educational staff will work with parents and their child to create a plan to maximize safe nutritional intake. Feeding and swallowing disorders are often complex in nature and this team evaluation allows us to effectively address medical concerns, behavioral issues, oral motor deficits and positioning.