Published on March 06, 2020

Welcome to the Pediatric Center of Excellence

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A seamless continuum of care

Fisher-Titus New Beginnings Pediatrics and Akron Children’s Hospital have a 25-year history of working together to provide a seamless continuum of care—locally—for families in our community. The Fisher-Titus Pediatric Center of Excellence, located in Medical Park 2 on the Fisher-Titus campus, includes New Beginnings Pediatrics and offices for Akron Children’s Hospital specialty care.

The Center of Excellence is designed to streamline care and provide families with a one-stop hub for wellness checkups, care for common colds, bumps and bruises, and visits with advanced specialists, close to home.

Fisher-Titus Welcomes Elizabeth Olds, MD

Dr. Elizabeth OldsA native of Sandusky, Dr. Elizabeth Olds is passionate about forming longstanding relationships with her patients throughout their childhood and teenage years.

Dr. Olds provides preventive care to protect children from avoidable illness and injury and also offers care for children with mental health and behavioral issues. She is currently accepting new patients.

To schedule a convenient appointment at Fisher-Titus Pediatrics, call 419-668-9409.

Meet the Fisher-Titus Pediatrics team:

Board-certified Pediatricians:

Dr. Aml Kelada      Dr. Karen La Salle       Dr. Glenn Trippe     Dr. Paul Wnek
Aml Kelada, MD      Karen La Salle, MD    Glenn Trippe, MD    Paul Wnek, MD

Certified Pediatric Nurse Practitioners:

Kathryn Falter Ashley McGrain
Kathryn Falter,                   Ashley McGrain

CPNP                        CPNP         

Exceptional care for our region's youngest patients, close to home.

As part of the Center of Excellence, Fisher-Titus also offers families exceptional Pediatric Therapy and Behavioral Health services on the Fisher-Titus campus.

Fisher-Titus Pediatric Therapy

Located in the Walcher Rehabilitation Center, The Kids’ Place for Learning and Therapy is designed for young patients’ special needs. As you enter The Kids’ Place, a child-friendly setting allows kids to move, play, and learn in a safe, private environment while they await therapy.

A gym and specialized treatment spaces provide a climbing wall, training horse, swings, zip line, and a ball pit to encourage the development of social and interaction skills, language, sitting, crawling, walking, self-care, and fine motor coordination.

The Fisher-Titus Pediatric Therapy team also provides group programs to supplement educational and private treatment options, along with workshops to promote continuing education for families, educators, and therapists throughout our region.

Fisher-Titus Pediatric Therapy Specialized Testing and Treatment Includes:

◊ Autism diagnostic testing/ADOS Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule

◊ Dyslexia diagnostic testing and treatment

◊ Language-based learning disabilities and treatment

◊ Feeding disorders (infants included)

◊ Pediatric dysphagia assessment and treatment

◊ Spider-cage therapy

◊ Evaluations and treatment with speech generating devices

◊ Sensory integration

◊ Visual support systems

◊ Augmentative communication

◊ The Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS) ®

◊ The Hanen Program ®

◊ Neuro Developmental Treatment (NDTA) TM

◊ VitalStim®

◊ The SOS ® (Sequential Oral Sensory) Approach to Feeding

◊ Beckman Oral Motor assessment and intervention

◊ The Kineseo Taping ® Method

For more information about Fisher-Titus Pediatric Therapy, call 419-663-1975, ext. 3040.

Autism Spectrum Kids Program

The Fisher-Titus Autism Spectrum Kids program (ask) provides special care plans and support for children, families and community members touched by Autism spectrum disorders. ASK is overseen by our Pediatric Therapy Department, which offers specialized physical, occupational, and speech therapy services in a state-of-the-art Pediatric Rehabilitation Clinic.

In addition to therapeutic services, ASK offers families:

◊ ASK newsletter and lending library

◊ Consultative services

◊ Educational seminars

◊ Sensory-friendly movies and events

Pediatric Speech Therapy

Fisher-Titus Behavioral Health

Fisher-Titus Behavioral Health provides diagnoses, counseling services, and medication for patients of all ages. Services address a variety of mental health and behavioral concerns in individual and family settings. The Behavioral Health team encourages patients to live healthy lifestyles and promotes the use of coping skills and self-care in the form of exercise, deep breathing techniques, and more.

Fisher-Titus Behavioral Health Offers Counseling and Treatment for:

◊ Anxiety, Depressive, Mood, Adjustment, Autism spectrum, and Bipolar disorders

◊ Emotional disturbances

◊ Disruptive behaviors

◊ Parenting concerns

◊ Trauma and abuse

◊ Family issues

◊ Grief

To schedule a Behavioral Health consultation at Fisher-Titus, call 419-668-0311.