We understand how challenging it can be to get children to various specialists.
At Pillar Schools, we bring them into our schools through specialized consultative and clinic services. We also value professional development and offer continuing education to teachers and an internship program for future specialists.
Specialized Clinic Services
Dr. JenFu Cheng, physiatrist from Children’s Specialized Hospital, holds a physiatry clinic every other month from September to June.
Quarterly Neurology Clinics are held by Dr. Puja Joshi, who works for the Institute of Neurology at Saint Barnabas Medical Center. Dr. Joshi conducts a focused neurological assessment, including collaboration with parents and staff, and makes medical recommendations to enhance student care.
Dr. Michael T. Montenare visits our students twice annually to conduct vision screenings for Pillar School students. During these screenings, a thorough assessment is performed and prescriptions are provided if needed. In collaboration with Walmart National Vision, students are provided eyewear at a greatly reduced cost or free of charge.
KinderSmile Foundation visits Pillar Schools every 6 months to provide dental screenings and education for students. If further dental care is needed, referrals are made to local dentists with experience treating individuals with special needs. KinderSmile Foundation is currently working on implementing toothbrushing stations to help improve dental hygiene awareness for students.
Durable Medical Equipment Clinic
Our Durable Medical Equipment Department provides bi-monthly on-site clinics to assist students and their families with all issues related to their equipment, including manual or power wheelchairs, adaptive strollers, walkers, canes or crutches, standers, bathroom equipment, therapeutic chairs, protective helmets, orthoses (braces for feet) and splints (for arms or legs) and patient lifts. Our experts help families order the appropriate equipment (including dealing with insurance companies and evaluating various types of equipment) and assist with any modifications and repairs needed.