Programs & Specialties
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.
See how pediatric rehabilitation helped the Berry brothers overcome serious spinal injuries and return to an active childhood.
In July 2011, three young siblings lost their parents in a tragic car accident on the way home from summer vacation in Colorado. The Berry family was traveling back to Houston when their vehicle was struck head-on by an SUV that had veered into their lane. The two brothers, Peter and Aaron, who were 9 and 8 years old at the time, sustained serious spinal cord injuries that paralyzed them from the waist down. Miraculously their younger sister, Willa, was mostly unharmed.
After life-saving surgery at a West Texas hospital, Peter and Aaron were transported by Memorial Hermann Life Flight® to Children’s Memorial Hermann Hospital, where they were placed under the care of the pediatric surgery team and closely followed by the trauma nurse practitioners. After weeks of treatment and therapy, they were both discharged in late July and sent to a rehabilitation institute in Chicago. The boys soon returned to Houston where they spent months in outpatient pediatric rehabilitation at TIRR Memorial Hermann—Kirby Glen. During outpatient pediatric rehabilitation, the boys received specialized services that helped them reintegrate into the community and return to many of the activities they love.
After their lives were forever changed by unthinkable tragedy, three courageous kids are inspiring everyone they meet. Watch the video above to learn about their journey.
The interdisciplinary team consists of physical therapists, occupational therapists, speech-language pathologists, neuropsychologists and social workers.
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TIRR Memorial Hermann Adult and Pediatric Outpatient Rehabilitation at the Kirby Glen Center (Birth and up)2455 South Braeswood Houston, TX 77030TIRR Outpatient Rehabilitationon the Campus of Memorial Hermann Northwest (Ages 12 and up)1635 North Loop West Houston, TX 77008TIRR 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 270The 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.
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.
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:
TIRR Memorial Hermann Adult and Pediatric Outpatient Rehabilitation at the Kirby Glen Center2455 South BraeswoodHouston, TX 77030Referrals:To make a referral or to schedule an appointment, please call1 (800) -44-REHAB (73422), (713) 797-5942 or fax (713) 797-5988.