Rehabilitation Services is here to help you and your child cope with the effects of illness, including any side effects from treatment. We will help your child do everyday activities as well as possible. Rehabilitation can give your child hope and confidence, both during and after treatment. Our team of therapists and other health care professionals will examine and treat your child. We can also teach you and your child to cope with the challenges of illness and treatment. Each service can provide care and rehabilitation for infants, children and young adults.
If your child has a hearing problem, an audiologist can do tests to learn more about it, find the cause and suggest treatment. Treatment might include hearing aids or other devices that help your child hear better. An audiologist will also help you decide which device is best for your child and make sure it fits correctly.
Occupational therapy helps your child to participate in meaningful play and school or work activities. An occupational therapist uses activity and exercise to help your child develop and strengthen fine motor skills, gross motor skills and self-care skills, and to be as independent as possible.
Physical therapy helps your child do physical activities better and more comfortably. A physical therapist uses exercise, play and other treatments to help your child be as independent as possible.
Speech-language pathology helps your child with speech, language and swallowing problems. This type of specialist uses exercises and other treatments to help your child communicate and eat as well as possible.
Evaluation and Diagnosis
The first step in treating patients is to provide an accurate evaluation and diagnosis. A multidisciplinary team develops a unique treatment plan for each child. Impairments addressed may be developmental, physical or cognitive.
Play is most often used to assess and treat children, because it is a highly motivating and natural activity. Education and family involvement are also critical to success.