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Sacred Heart Pediatric Rehabilitation Hosts Community Open House for New Multi-Sensory Environment Room May 21
Posted: 5/9/2018

MIRAMAR BEACH, Fla. – The Sacred Heart Rehabilitation Center in Miramar Beach would like to invite the community to an Open House on Wednesday, May 21 to view and experience the newly constructed SNOEZELEN® Multi-Sensory Environment (MSE) room which incorporates a specialized selection of state-of-the-art sensory equipment and materials. Parents, professionals and physicians are invited to drop in for an interactive tour from 5:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Pediatric rehabilitation therapists will be on hand to explain the benefits of MSE environments and answer questions.

“Children with sensory challenges require a unique learning environment,” said Mary Kay Cattaneo, Director of Rehabilitation Services for Sacred Heart. The addition of this multi-sensory equipment will help us discover how a patient receives, absorbs and processes information and develop a program that meets their individual needs helping them to relax and learn.”

A multi-sensory environment is designed to offer individuals with special needs and challenging conditions such as Autism, the opportunity to exercise choice through action. It can be used to educate, stimulate, relax, calm, or energize, as a multi-sensory experience or single sensory focus, simply by adapting the lighting, atmosphere, sounds, and texture to the needs of the patient. These safe, non-threatening environments bridge cognitive, perceptual, behavioral, and physical impairments, as well as other limiting conditions, to provide a sense of empowerment. It allows our young patients to enjoy a wide range of sensory experiences that enhance relaxation, learning and therapy goals.

The rehabilitation center’s new MSE therapy program is led by certified physical therapists, speech-language therapists and occupational therapists who work with pediatric patients using evidence based therapies that work to improve speech and movement function. Our pediatric therapists provide specialized, rehabilitative therapy to children of all ages whose development is interrupted by an injury or a disability.

Heavy hors d’oeuvres and refreshments will be served. The pediatric rehabilitation center is conveniently located in Suite 220 on the second floor of the Sacred Heart Medical Office Building at 7720 US Hwy. 98 West in Miramar Beach. For more information, please call (850) 278-3398 ext. 2


About Sacred Heart Pediatric Rehabilitation Services
Pediatric Rehabilitation Services at Sacred Heart on the Emerald Coast provides the expertise with interdisciplinary treatment for children and families with special needs. Recognizing that each patient we serve has unique needs and goals, Sacred Heart Rehabilitation offers personalized therapeutic programs designed to address a variety of health issues. To better serve patients with multiple needs, our team implements a team approach to care that integrates speech, physical and occupational therapy into one treatment plan. Our rehabilitation team strives to provide the most appropriate pediatric therapy services to maximize each child’s developmental potential.

About Sacred Heart Health System
On the Gulf Coast, Sacred Heart Health System based in Pensacola, Florida, and Providence Hospital based in Mobile, Alabama, are part of Ascension. Together, these Ascension healthcare facilities have served Gulf Coast communities for more than 160 years and they employ more than 6,600 associates. Across the region, Ascension provided more than $113 million in community benefit and care of persons living in poverty in fiscal year 2016. Ascension is a faith-based healthcare organization committed to delivering compassionate, personalized care to all, with special attention to persons living in poverty and those most vulnerable. Ascension is the largest non-profit health system in the U.S. and the world’s largest Catholic health system, operating 2,500 sites of care – including 141 hospitals and more than 30 senior living facilities – in 24 states and the District of Columbia. For more on Sacred Heart Health System, visit

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