Pediatric Rehabilitation Services
Multidisciplinary Care Team; Services Tailored to Individuals
The NCCR's physicians have joint faculty appointments at both MedStar NRH and Children’s National, an important partnership that gives the children access to all the specialty services that are available at an acute care hospital, and all of MedStar NRH’s pediatric rehabilitation expertise.
Treatment at NCCR begins with a complete evaluation of the child’s functional abilities and deficits. Based on the evaluation, an individualized treatment plan is developed that will include multiple services, depending on each child’s needs. All of this care is family-focused, featuring education, as well as emotional and social support services to help keep the family functioning well.
The intensive therapy services will most often include physical, speech and occupational therapy, as well as therapeutic recreation. Patients will also benefit from the support of our child psychologist as needed.
Pediatric rehabilitation patients will have therapy five to six days a week for several hours a day. Play is also a critical aspect of treatment—children are encouraged to play together and participate in scheduled activities like pet therapy, ping pong, arts and crafts, and board games to promote socialization, which boost recovery.
Upon completion of inpatient rehabilitation at NCCR, patients will be referred for follow-up care, which may include outpatient therapy, home care services, or school-based resources.
Each patient benefits from a multidisciplinary care plan that may include:
- Rehabilitation medicine services by a Rehabilitation Medicine specialist
- Rehabilitation nursing care
- Physical Therapy
- Occupational Therapy
- Speech-Language Pathology
- Social Work/ Case Management
- Psychological care
- Therapeutic Recreation
In addition, some patients’ care plans will include these services: