Rehabilitation Services

Offering multidisciplinary pediatric rehabilitation services.

The Rehabilitation Services at Nicklaus Children’s Hospital serve the therapeutic needs of infants, children and adolescents.

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Designed for the Unique Needs of Children

At Nicklaus Children's Hospital we offer a full range of bilingual diagnostic and therapeutic services to meet the needs of infants, children and adolescents. All services are provided by a team of professionals who focus on the medical, therapeutic and educational needs of the child and family. Nicklaus Children's Hospital rehabilitative program includes both inpatient services offered to patients in the hospital’s neonatal, pediatric and cardiac intensive care units as well as outpatient care available at the hospital’s main campus and other South Florida locations.

A Select Team of Specialists

The first step in rehabilitating a child is to provide a team of pediatric rehabilitation specialists who understand the physical, emotional and psychological needs of children and their families at varying stages of life. The specialists include:

  • Audiologists

  • Occupational therapists
  • Physical therapists
  • Speech language pathologists

After a comprehensive evaluation, a treatment plan is developed with the child’s family to enable patients to achieve maximum functional levels as quickly as possible.

Comprehensive Programs and Services

Comprehensive Programs and Services

  • Aquatic Safety and Swimming Lessons (Weston only)
  • Cognitive Behavioral Intervention for Tics
  • Constraint Induced Movement Therapy
  • Cranial Remodeling Orthoses Treatment
  • Handwriting is Fun (Doral)
  • Hand Therapy Clinic
  • Interactive Metronome
  • Juvenile Arthritis Clinic
  • Positioning/Seating Program
  • Serial Casting (West Kendall and Doral)
  • Teaching Optimal Peer Interaction and Social Skills (TOPS)
  • Feeding and Swallowing Disorder Team
  • Wheelchair Clinic
  • Yoga for Kids (Doral)

Treatments and Procedures

Conditions We Treat

We also provide pediatric therapy for these conditions:

  • Amputee
  • Auditory processing disorders
  • Fine and gross motor coordination deficits
  • Fluency disorder
  • Neurological-based disorders
  • Orthopedic rehabilitation
  • Prematurity

Scheduling Therapy Sessions

Each child is seen for an initial evaluation by one of our therapists. The therapist writes an evaluation report and a plan of care based on your child’s individual needs, diagnosis, and age. After all insurance authorizations are obtained, the Nicklaus Children's Hospital scheduling department will contact the parents to coordinate all the therapy appointments. Schedule an initial consultation today.