Many of the inpatients at Matheny, in addition to their primary diagnoses, have a long list of associated clinical conditions, such as vision and hearing deficits, seizure disorders, mental
retardation and dysphagia, with resulting aspiration problems.
The expertise developed over the years for its inpatients
is now available to children and adults in the community
at the Center of Medicine and Dentistry, where we treat
individuals with significant disabilities in a range of
disciplines, all at one site.
Matheny is also a teaching hospital, developing ways to
train healthcare professionals, therapists and educators
in how to work effectively and appropriately with persons
who have developmental disabilities.