Melissa K. Tally, PT, MPT, ATP and Erin M. Pope, PT, MPT, ATP

Melissa K. Tally and Erin M. Pope work for the Perlman Center at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital and Medical Center. The Perlman Center offers a unique approach to therapy and is part of Cincinnati Children’s CP program. Perlman offers a one-of-a-kind integrated group therapy program with occupational, physical and speech therapies and early childhood education in an enriched environment. These groups serve children in Early Intervention (birth to three) and Early Childhood (two to six). Perlman is also a regional state of the art assistive technology evaluation center for computer access, augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) and adapted equipment throughout the lifespan. Applying advanced technology to assist children and adults in their everyday lives is what the Perlman Center does best. For more information contact

PT/OT Winning the Funding Battle for Standing Devices March 24, 2016 by Melissa K. Tally, PT, MPT, ATP and Erin M. Pope, PT, MPT, ATP
For all of us, standing is an integral part of the developmental sequence. And particularly for people with motor impairments and physical disabilities it is one of the key building blocks that leads to exploratory mobility. (Bower, E.) A child who is unable to stand may be missing out on developmental learning and interaction with the environment. We know the many benefits of standing as well: improved...