Sparrow’s rehabilitation therapists are trained and experienced to provide evidenced based practice from birth to 18 years of age. Depending upon your child’s needs, children may receive rehabilitation as part of their care in the Regional Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (RNICU), Speical Care Nursery, Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU), Mother Baby, and Pediatric Acute Care Unit, or through outpatient services.

Inpatient Peds Rehab

Inpatient therapists are experts in treating your child following trauma, neurological insult, severe illness, various diagnoses or secondary to prematurity. A Physical Therapist, Occupational Therapist, or Speech Language Pathologist may come to your child’s room to work with you and your child in hopes of restoring independence. Your child’s therapist will work closely with your family and the entire health care team to work towards a safe return home. Your child’s therapeutic needs will vary greatly depending on the reason they are in the hospital and which area of the hospital they are admitted to. Therapists do work in all areas of the hospital; however the types of therapy provided to your child will vary greatly depending on your child’s needs.

Regional Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (RNICU) | Special Care Nursery

Therapists who work on the RNICU team consist of physical therapists, occupational therapists and speech language pathologists and follow the infants during their inpatient stay, and as outpatients in the Developmental Assessment Clinic.

The therapists will see your child in the RNICU at their cribside. Typically appointment times will be scheduled around your child’s feeding time to allow for appropriate times of facilitation and appropriate times of rest. As your child progresses toward discharge it will be imperative that you participate in parent education with your child’s therapist to ensure a safe discharge home. The RNICU Rehab Team is separated into two teams as follows.

 

Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) | Pediatrics | Mother Baby 

Therapists who work in the PICU , Pediatric, and Mother Baby Units have specialized training in assisting your child during the acute phases of your child’s illness or injury. Therapy consists of physical therapy, occupational therapy and speech pathology.

The main focus of your child’s therapy will be to work towards a safe discharge home. At this time your child’s therapist may be more focused on compensatory strategies and family education. Your child’s therapist will assist in the building blocks necessary to begin your child’s rehabilitation recovery and will communicate with your child's outpatient therapists upon discharge if more therapy is required. 

 

Outpatient Peds Rehab

Sparrow Pediatric Rehabilitation Outpatient Therapists specialize in providing patient centered evidence based care for children from birth to 18 years of age. Physical Therapists, Occupational Therapists and Speech Language Pathologists work with your child and your family to complete a comprehensive evaluation and an individualized treatment plan that will assist your child in reaching their fullest potential. Therapists will coordinate care with your family, physician, other health professionals and your school to provide a comprehensive approach for your child. Therapists specialize in a variety of diagnoses including orthopedic, neuro-muscular, sensory and developmental conditions. A variety of treatment techniques are offered to meet your child at their current level of development and assist them in reaching their full potential.

Sparrow Pediatric Rehabilitation Speech-Language Pathologists

Specialize in the treatment of communication and feeding/swallowing disorders in children from birth to 18 years of age. Speech therapists work to increase communication, decrease stuttering and increase a child’s ability to chew and swallow to achieve the best possible outcome for your child. Our team consists of feeding, speech and language specialists to give each child a personalized and effective treatment plan.


Sparrow Pediatric Rehabilitation Occupational Therapists

Specialize in the treatment of orthopedic, sensory, neuro-muscular and developmental disorders in children from birth to 18 years of age. Your child’s therapist will work to address range of motion, strength, regulation, pain management , coordination and independence with activities of daily living. Your child’s therapist can assist in obtaining specialized equipment to increase your child’s independence at home and in the community. Our team consists of orthopedic, neuro-muscular, sensory, developmental and musculoskeletal specialists to give each child a personalized and effective treatment plan.


Sparrow Pediatric Rehabilitation Physical Therapists

Specialize in the treatment of orthopedic, neuro-muscular and developmental disorders in children from birth to 18 years of age. Your child’s therapist will work to address range of motion, strength, gait training, pain management and developmental skill. Your child’s therapist can assist in obtaining specialized equipment to increase your child’s independence at home and in the community. Our team consists of ortho, neuro, developmental and musculoskeletal specialists to give each child a personalized and effective treatment plan.