J.D. McCarty Center

J.D. McCarty Center


The mission of the J.D. McCarty Center is to provide a comprehensive program of rehabilitative care to Oklahoma’s children (ages 0-21) with developmental disabilities. The Center provides a multi-disciplinary approach to service delivery, which will enable children with developmental disabilities to maximize their potential and enhance their quality of life. The J.D. McCarty Center offers a large variety of services some of which include: physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech-language therapy, psychological services, nutritional counseling, aquatic therapy, sensory integration, feeding and swallowing disorders, equipment evaluations, and social work services.


Vicki Kuestersteffen, Director
2002 E Robinson St.
Norman, OK 73070
(405) 307-2800
(800) 777-1272
FAX: (405) 307-2801


  • Children with a developmental disability ages birth to 21;
  • D. McCarty staff determine appropriate services to be delivered based on screening of children; and
  • Medicaid and private insurance are acceptable methods of payment.

AT Services Provided/Covered

  • Assessments & Evaluations
  • Maintenance & Repairs
  • Case Management
  • Training for Consumer & Family
  • Information & Referral
  • Advocacy/Other
  • Fabrication of Devices
  • Inpatient, Outpatient, School Contracts, Summer Camps

AT Devices Provided/Covered

  • No AT devices are provided or covered.

Application Process

  • Complete required health forms at the time of initial screening

Appeals Process

  1. When a child or family member has a conflict they are encouraged to discuss their concerns with the charge nurse, therapist or case manager to resolve the issue informally.
  2. The conflict will then be referred to the patient advocate, who will attempt to resolve the matter by assisting the child or family member in filing a formal grievance.

Pieces of the Puzzle

  • The center is licensed as a specialized pediatric rehabilitative hospital and has 36 inpatient beds.
  • The average length of stay is approximately one month.