Increased Precautions We're Taking in Response to COVID-19

LAST UPDATED ON 03/15/2021

As updates on the impact of the coronavirus continue to be released, we want to take a moment to inform you of the heightened preventative measures we have put in place at Southwood Psychiatric Hospital to keep our patients, their families, and our employees safe. All efforts are guided by and in adherence to the recommendations distributed by the CDC.

Please note that for the safety of our patients, their families, and our staff, there are certain restrictions in place regarding on-site visitation at Southwood Psychiatric Hospital.

  • These restrictions have been implemented in compliance with updated corporate and state regulations to further reduce the risks associated with COVID-19.
  • Options for telehealth visitation are continuously evaluated so that our patients can remain connected to their loved ones.
  • Alternate methods of communication for other services may be offered when deemed clinically appropriate.

For specific information regarding these changes and limitations, please contact us directly.

CDC updates are consistently monitored to ensure that all guidance followed is based on the latest information released.

  • All staff receives ongoing infection prevention and control training.
  • Thorough disinfection and hygiene guidance is provided.
  • Patient care supplies such as masks and hand sanitizer are monitored and utilized.
  • Temperature and symptom screening protocols are in place for all patients and staff.
  • Social distancing strategies have been implemented to ensure that patients and staff maintain proper distance from one another at all times.
  • Cleaning service contracts have been reviewed for additional support.
  • Personal protective equipment items are routinely checked to ensure proper and secure storage.
  • CDC informational posters are on display to provide important reminders on proper infection prevention procedures.

The safety of our patients, their families, and our employees is our top priority, and we will remain steadfast in our efforts to reduce any risk associated with COVID-19.

The CDC has provided a list of easy tips that can help prevent the spread of the coronavirus.

  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue and then immediately dispose of the tissue.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
  • Clean and disinfect objects and surfaces that are frequently touched.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
  • Stay home when you are sick, except to get medical care.

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Developmental Disorder Treatment Center in Pittsburgh

If your child is suffering from a developmental disorder we are here to help. Located near Pittsburgh, PA, Southwood offers leading developmental disorders treatment for children and adolescents.

Developmental Disorders Treatment

Learn more about developmental disorders treatment at Southwood Psychiatric Hospital Pittsburgh, PA

As a treatment center that focuses solely on providing optimal care for children and adolescents, Southwood Psychiatric Hospital offers distinct programming that addresses the concerns that arise as the result of the presence of cognitive disabilities and developmental delays, as well as any emotional or behavioral disturbances.

The knowledge and implementation of basic principles of applied behavior analysis is the primary focus of care administered through the programming options that are tailored to meet the needs of children and adolescents who are struggling with the various challenges of developmental disorders.

Developmental Disorders We Treat

Behavioral disorders and conditions treated at Southwood Hospital near Pittsburgh, PA

We treat multiple developmental disorders at Southwoods, including:

Treatment Options

Treatment options for developmental disorders at Southwood Hospital near Pittsburgh, PA

When treating these developmental disorders, the patient’s treatment team will begin by providing a thorough functional behavioral analysis (FBA). This analysis includes a review of the child’s medical and clinical charts, the child’s individualized education plan (IEP) and ICMP, an interview with the child’s family, interviews with other professionals who have worked with the child, and an interview with the child, as well as through the use of clinical assessments and direct observation.

Once this FBA has been successfully compiled, a comprehensive, individualized treatment plan is developed. This treatment plan is then implemented by an interdisciplinary team who will meet regularly to review the progress that the child is making towards fulfilling short-term objectives and attaining long-term goals. The approach taken is one that is based on each child’s personal strengths, developmental stage, and cognitive capabilities. All treatment is delivered in an environment that is fully therapeutic and conducive to healing, ensuring that a youth’s stay is as brief and as intensive as possible.

Whatever the needs of the children and adolescents entrusted into our care may be, the compassionate and knowledgeable staff at Southwood Psychiatric Hospital will assist them in learning the tools needed to overcome their challenges and developing the confidence they need to face their futures with a bright and hopeful outlook.

I learned a lot during my stay here which helped me in my longer journey.

– Former client