Pediatric Rehabilitation Services
What is the difference between adult and pediatric rehabilitation?
The ICF (International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health) defines the goal of pediatric rehabilitation interventions to be alleviating the effects of impaired body structures and systems; fostering the development of children's capacities and their participation to various activities; as well as reinforcing environmental facilitators. In these ways pediatric rehabilitation differs from adult rehabilitation in that in adult programs the goal is to regain functionality following a trauma or loss of skill.
Although development is an ongoing process for human beings of all ages, the intensity of development is much more rapid and significant for children as compared to adults. Adults experience life changes including job changes and the transition to retirement but their environment and circle of friends largely remains stable. But children experience vivid changes in their environment and social circles every year of school as they progress from grade to grade. These constant changes are difficult for most children to process but some need help adjusting and developing skills to cope with changes. Our pediatric specialists help children improve cognitive, physical, sensory and motor skills.
Baptist Booneville Pediatric Rehabilitation
Baptist -Booneville offers comprehensive pediatric rehabilitation services for infants and children through age 18. Our team of pediatric therapists provide physical, occupational and speech/language therapy through play, therapeutic exercise, and family education.
Rehabilitation programs often feature an evaluation and intervention for infants and/or children with:
- Developmental delays
- Oral, motor and feeding issues
- Orthopedic problems
- Handwriting difficulties
- Sensory processing issues
- Cerebral palsy
- Neurological developmental disorders
- Other injuries, including scar management