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Levine Children's Hospital provides comprehensive inpatient rehabilitation services for children of all ages who have experienced a debilitating illness or injury. Levine Children's Hospital Pediatric Rehabilitation Pavilion has been accredited by CARF for a period of three years for Inpatient Rehabilitation Programs-Hospital (Pediatric Specialty Program). This accreditation extends through March 2014. For additional information about our CARF Accreditation please visit their website www.carf.org.

Our pediatric rehabilitation team is committed to the compassionate, comprehensive management of rehabilitation for children and adolescents to help them gain their highest level of function possible upon return to everyday life.

Wide Ranging Inpatient Pediatric Rehabilitation Services

LCH offers inpatient pediatric rehabilitation services for children and teens with functional deficits requiring two or more types of therapy. Primary examples of children who may quality for pediatric rehabilitation include those with:

  • Spinal cord injury
  • Brain injury
  • Other acute neurological problems
  • Orthopedic injury
  • Amputation

Others who may qualify include premature infants with neurological deficits, patients with post cardiovascular surgical procedures and patients recovering from chemotherapy or other oncology related procedures. Treatment can begin when all medical problems are under control and a pediatric physiatrist has determined that the child is ready for more specialized services.

Why Choose Levine's Pediatric Rehabilitation Program?

  • Dually board certified physicians in pediatric rehabilitation and physical medicine and rehabilitation
  • Respiratory therapist that specialize in the care, family teaching, and management of children who are vent dependent or require vent weaning
  • Comprehensive cognitive education program with an experienced teacher who can liaison with the child's existing school to successfully coordinate the child's return to school upon discharge
  • Pediatric neuropsychologist that can fully evaluate cognitive impairment and adjust treatment for the injury disability with the child and family
  • Pediatric speech therapist for communication, cognitive, and swallowing assessment and treatment
  • Pediatric physical therapy and occupational therapy conducted by trained specialists in neurodevelopment recovery to maximize functional return of each child or adolescent
  • Pediatric nutritionist to coordinate special needs diets and optimize metabolic requirements to maximize recovery and optimize nutrition
  • Recreation therapist with adaptive sports certification incorporating play into pediatric physical therapy sessions
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