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Outpatient Rehabilitation for Children and Teens

Outpatient Rehabilitation for Children and Teens

TIRR Memorial Hermann Pediatric Outpatient Rehabilitation provides intensive and specialized services to children in an outpatient setting. The child benefits from an integrated and comprehensive Rehabilitation program in a clinical setting during the day, combined with the family’s emotional support at home. The program also addresses the child’s needs at school. The team of experts will customize the treatment plan based on the child’s lifestyle, educational and personal needs, helping to create results that are more than positive: they’re life-changing.

The interdisciplinary team consists of physical therapists, occupational therapists, speech-language pathologists, neuropsychologists and social workers.

Admission Criteria

  • Patients are admitted from birth to 21 years of age.
  • Offered one to three days a week
  • Improved functioning and quality of life

Diagnoses Served

  • Amputations
  • Cancer
  • Children who are medically fragile
  • Developmental delay
  • Dysautonomia
  • Genetic conditions
  • Multitrauma
  • Neurological conditions: brain injury, spinal cord injury, epilepsy, cerebral palsy, multiple sclerosis
  • Post orthopedic surgery
  • Spina bifida
  • Torticollis

Services May Include

  • Balance and gait training
  • Speech, swallowing and feeding
  • Neuropsychology
  • Activities of functional living
  • Spasticity management
  • Casting and splinting
  • Seating and mobility clinic
  • Assistance with locating community resources
  • Assessment of equipment needs
  • Handwriting therapy
  • Sensory integration
  • Aquatic therapy
  • Developmental assessments
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Patient Stories

scottieAfter diagnosis and treatment for a brain tumor, Scottie received pediatric rehabilitation at TIRR Memorial Hermann. Read the full story »

 

curranWhen he started treatment, he was nonverbal and communicated only by using hand gestures and vocalizations. Read the full story »

 

 

moyaShe was delayed in movements and milestones that a toddler normally accomplishes, such as sitting up, standing and saying a few clear words. Read the full story »

 

 

ryan thumbRyan was completely paralyzed and doctors diagnosed him with Guillain Barré, a rare nervous system disorder that results from nerve damage. Read the full story »

 

 

alyssa thumbAlyssa’s medications were not working; she was forgetting everyday things, even the alphabet. Read the full story »

 

 

isabellaIsabella has completed her occupational and physical therapy and continues with speech therapy. Read the full story »

 

 

brittanyThey didn't think Brittany would live and, if she did, they did not think she would ever walk again. Read the full story »

 

Outpatient Rehabilitation Locations

TIRR Memorial Hermann Adult and Pediatric Outpatient Rehabilitation at the Kirby Glen Center (Birth and up)
2455 South Braeswood
Houston, TX 77030

TIRR Outpatient Rehabilitation
on the Campus of Memorial Hermann Northwest (Ages 12 and up)
1635 North Loop West
Houston, TX 77008

TIRR Outpatient Rehabilitation on the Campus of Memorial Hermann Memorial City (Ages 8 and up)
929B N. Gessner, Suite 108
Houston, TX 77024


TIRR Memorial Hermann Outpatient Rehabilitation at TIRR Memorial Hermann-The Woodlands (Birth and up)
920 Medical Plaza Drive, Suite 270
The Woodlands, TX 77380

To make a referral or to schedule an appointment, please call 1 -(800) 44.REHAB (73422), (713) 797-5942 or fax (713) 797-5988.

Returning to School After a Serious Illness or Injury

Children with serious illnesses or injuries often require extended absences from school to receive medical care, which can negatively impact the child’s school work and emotional adjustment. For many of these children, going back to school is one of the toughest physical and emotional challenges they will encounter. TIRR Memorial Hermann Pediatric Outpatient Rehabilitation provides a comprehensive Return-to-School Program which works on building strength, increasing independence, teaching new skills and confidence to children needing to return to school, and addressing the concerns faced by the child returning to school after serious illness or injury. The following is a list of potential barriers that a child returning to a school setting may encounter.

  • Eating in the cafeteria
  • Going to the bathroom
  • Interacting with peers
  • Learning and remembering new information
  • Negotiating the school environment 
  • Organizing school assignments
  • Paying attention
  • Physical fatigue
  • Reading and writing
  • Social/emotional adjustment

Rehabilitation Goals

  • Address potential self-feeding concerns (gathering, transporting and consuming food)
  • Age-appropriate small group sessions (arts, crafts, cooking, handwriting, etc.)
  • Bowel and bladder management (catheter, etc.)
  • Educate school staff on diagnosis and deficits, and make recommendations to increase success for return-to-school children
  • Improve strength, endurance and activity tolerance to reduce fatigue
  • Increase independence with activities of daily living
  • Medication management
  • Negotiate the school environment with adaptive devices (bathroom, cafeteria, class, etc.)
  • Recommend and train students on assistive technology appropriate for a school setting (adaptive writing tools, iPad, etc.)
  • Teach attention and memory strategies

A customized treatment plan is created with input from both the child and family. Return-to-School team members work with a child’s school to provide assistance in determining the accommodations and assistance necessary to support the transition back to school. The interdisciplinary team responsible for preparing these children to return to school will include the following team members:

  • Physician 
  • Physical therapist
  • Occupational therapist
  • Speech-language pathologist
  • Neuropsychologist
  • Licensed clinical social worker

Location

TIRR Memorial Hermann Adult and Pediatric Outpatient Rehabilitation at the Kirby Glen Center
2455 South Braeswood
Houston, TX 77030

Referrals:
To make a referral or to schedule an appointment, please call1 (800) -44-REHAB (73422), (713) 797-5942 or fax (713) 797-5988.