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Who We Are & What We Do: Inpatient Infant and Toddler Rehabilitation

Inpatient Infant and Toddler Rehabilitation

The Infant Toddler Program at Children’s Specialized Hospital provides intensive and comprehensive rehabilitation services for infants and young children ages birth to two years with complex medical needs. The program treats children who require all levels of pediatric care, including those who are medically fragile and technology dependent.

When an infant or toddler is admitted, our team of specialists complete a full evaluation and together, with the family, develop a customized rehabilitation program and plan of care. Our multidisciplinary staff is highly trained in working with children who require special medical care. Children with ventilators, tracheotomies, special feeding needs, and intravenous/central lines, can be managed while receiving rehabilitation therapy. Diagnostics and special services available for patients are ventilator assistance and weaning program, rehabilitation technology, orthotics and prosthetics.

Our highly acclaimed therapeutic program is at the forefront of innovation when providing care for our young patients.

The Infant Toddler Program has pioneered the use of rehabilitation therapies to best treat each child’s individual needs including:

  • Aquatic Therapy
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Physical Therapy
  • Speech Therapy
  • Infant Massage

Supported with 24-hour comprehensive medical and nursing care, our team of specialists continuously creates a nurturing and calming setting that orients infants and toddlers to their sensory adaption and integration within their environment.

Upon discharge, we offer support groups, workshops and training programs to educate families and prepare them to help manage their child’s unique needs. We also guide the family through their preparation for home. Families are thoroughly educated about future needs, which may include a home evaluation to determine how best to accommodate ventilators, oxygen, or other medical equipment.

Throughout our continuum of care, Children’s Specialized Hospital remains focused on the ultimate goal: a successful return to home and the community.

As a part of the Infant Toddler Program, we treat the following conditions:

  • Chronic lung disease or airway anomalies (ventilator dependent)Dysphagia or difficulty swallowing
  • Premature birth
  • Chromosomal or genetic disorders
  • Short Bowel Syndrome
  • Total Parenteral Nutrition (TPN)
  • Small bowel, heart, and other organ transplant medication management
  • Cyanotic Cardiac Disease
  • Microcephaly
  • Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Hypoxic Ischemic Encephalopathy (HIE)
  • Retinopathy Of Prematurity (ROP)
  • Other medically complex conditions