Every child deserves an expert care team and state-of-the-art facility to recover and rehabilitate. The Rehabilitation Center at Driscoll Children’s Hospital makes it possible for thousands of patients each year—regardless of ability to pay. With specialized services in audiology, occupational therapy, physical therapy and speech-language pathology, children can find a path forward with a care team that makes progress possible each day.
Children referred to the rehabilitation team will be evaluated for equipment needed to improve their ability to interact within the community. The equipment needed by a child could include specialized wheelchairs, walkers, standers, adaptive bathing equipment, adaptive feeding equipment and dressing equipment.
Children who benefit from this lab have been referred to rehabilitation services to improve their ability to access their environment through technological support. The support provided by this lab could include adaptive toys, environmental controls and/or speech output devices.
Children referred to this program are scheduled by their Ear, Nose and Throat doctor to have a cochlear implant placed due to profound hearing loss. The audiologist and speech-language pathologist will work with patients to help them adjust to their new hearing abilities.
Children are referred to this program for orthopedic injuries usually attributed to participation in sports. They are evaluated and treated by physical and occupational therapists with an emphasis on returning the patient to their prior level of athletic function and performance. Rehabilitative care and education are given with particular attention paid to the correction of movement dysfunction and the prevention of further injury.
Children are referred to this program by a pediatric physician for strengthening and/or better coordination of pelvic muscles so that elimination patterns are normalized.