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Brooks Rehabilitation Pediatrics Overview

Brooks Rehabilitation Pediatrics has a primary goal to provide compassionate, family centered care to help children reach their full potential.  We pride ourselves in delivering the highest quality treatment for children with developmental, aquired, and functional disabilities throughout the child's lifespan and growth period.  Brooks Rehabilitation Pediatrics use therapies that are just right for young bodies and minds. Our team of experts is specially trained in pediatric rehabilitation, so they can assess your child’s abilities and build the right kind of treatment program.

For Patients & Visitors

Support Groups

Inpatient Pediatrics (Understanding Pediatric Rehabilitation)
Scheduled Meetings: Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 11-12pm
Location: Brooks Rehabilitation Hospital R2320
Contact: Therapy Manager (904) 345-7789; Program Assistant (904) 345-7650

Brooks Spinal Cord Support Group
Scheduled Meetings: Last Thursday of each month, 6:00-7:30PM 
Location: Brooks Rehabilitation Hospital, 1st Floor Gym
Contact: Lauren Stutts, Post Doctoral Fellow, Spinal Cord Injury Program
SCI Info line: (904) 345-6819

Inpatient Brain Injury Group (Understanding Brain Injury)
Scheduled Meetings: Monday - Friday, 3:00-4:00pm
Location: Brooks Rehabilitation Hospital, 2nd Floor Room (R2320)
Contact: Therapy Manager, (904) 345-7789; Program Assistant (904) 345-7650

Neuro Recovery Center
The Brooks Rehabilitation Neuro Recovery Center provides a seamless transition between stages of recovery for patients within the Brooks Rehabilitation system of care. Traditionally, rehabilitation has focused on compensatory skills to make patients safe and functional in their home environment, without much emphasis on improving the body’s ability to move. New research shows that neuroplasticity (the brain and spinal cord’s ability to change, adapt and learn) requires intense, task specific, repetitive activities to maximize movement and thinking skills. The highest potential for recovery is during the first 1-2 years after an injury or illness, however, most patients usually receive only 5-6 months of recovery activities.

Adaptive Sports and Recreation
Whether it's wheelchair basketball, tennis, handcycling or adaptive rowing, those living with disabilities can rebuild their strength and sense of independence while increasing body awareness, building self-confidence, learning new life skills and even making new friends. Children and adults can participate at both recreational and competitive levels.

School RE-entry
Brooks' School Re-entry program strives to be a national leader in providing school transition services for children with disabilities who have been treated at Brooks. Our School Re-entry Coordinator will focus on providing exceptional service to you and your child while educating you about the process and advocating for what is best for your child.

Patient Testimonial
Read about Luke’s story.  Luke is a miraculous little boy who overcame tremendous odds to walk again and was able to do it with the help of a few friends and the expertise of clinicians that included the experts at Brooks Rehabilitation

Our Services

Brooks Rehabilitation Hospital
Most patients come to the Brooks Rehabilitation Inpatient Hospital following a stay at an acute care hospital.  Typically, they then continue on to Brooks Outpatient Network or the Neuro Recovery Center. Patients may be able eligible to participate in a Brooks Center for Rehabilitation study.

Brooks Home Care Advantage
Most patients receive Brooks Home Health services following a stay at the Brooks Rehabilitation hospital. Following Home health services the patient may then begin receiving care at the Brooks Outpatient Network and begin working with the School Re-entry team.

Brooks Outpatient
After receiving outpatient services following a stay at the Brooks Rehabilitation Hospital, patients will usually transition to participate in the Neuro Recovery Center, get involved in a support group, transition to Brooks Adaptive Sports and Recreation, and/or receive School Re-entry services.

Adaptive Sports and Recreation
Whether it's wheelchair basketball, tennis, handcycling or adaptive rowing, those living with disabilities can rebuild their strength and sense of independence while increasing body awareness, building self-confidence, learning new life skills and even making new friends. Children and adults can participate at both recreational and competitive levels.

Support Groups
Recovery must be achieved not only in the physical and psychological levels but also on an emotional level. Brooks offers a variety of support groups to assist patients in regaining as fully as possible their ability to lead successful lives. Support groups provide a unique opportunity for the patient to interact and form personal connections with people facing similar challenges. Not only can our patients be inspired by others, but they themselves are in a position to be inspiring.

Brooks Clubhouse
Following rehabilitation, Brooks Rehabilitation Clubhouse Membership is available to any adult, age 16 or older, who would benefit from activities to enhance social, physical, cognitive and vocational outcome following an acquired brain injury. This includes individuals with a diagnosis of traumatic brain injury, stroke, anoxia, or other acquired central nervous system dysfunction.

Brooks Adaptive Sports and Recreation

Whether it’s wheelchair basketball, tennis, handcycling or adaptive rowing, those living with disabilities rebuild their strength & sense of independence while the increase body awareness, build self-confidence, learn new life skills & even make new friends while at the Brooks Adaptive Sports & Recreation Program. Children & adults participate at both recreational & competitive levels. In addition to the Adaptive Sports & Recreation, Brooks also offers an adaptive Fitness program that includes a Stroke Wellness Program, aquatic tai chi & aqua zumba to name a few.

School Re-Entry
Brooks' School Re-entry program strives to be a national leader in providing school transition services for children with disabilities who have been treated at Brooks. Our School Re-entry Coordinator will focus on providing exceptional service to you and your child while educating you about the process and advocating for what is best for your child.

Neuro Recovery Center
The Brooks Rehabilitation Neuro Recovery Center provides a seamless transition between stages of recovery for patients within the Brooks Rehabilitation system of care. Traditionally, rehabilitation has focused on compensatory skills to make patients safe and functional in their home environment, without much emphasis on improving the body’s ability to move. New research shows that neuroplasticity (the brain and spinal cord’s ability to change, adapt and learn) requires intense, task specific, repetitive activities to maximize movement and thinking skills. The highest potential for recovery is during the first 1-2 years after an injury or illness, however, most patients usually receive only 5-6 months of recovery activities.

Wheelchair Clinic
Brooks can help you choose a wheelchair based on ease of maneuverability, proper support and positioning, efficient propulsion, and styling.

Neuro Rehab Day Treatment
A comprehensive program that includes individual and groups based treatments to improve cognitive, physical, and emotional health after an injury to the brain. Treatment is focused on improving functional abilities and re-integration to the community and work. Many patients admit to the program after their discharge from the inpatient brain injury pediatric program. After completion of the Day Treatment program they may require some individual therapies or participate in the Brooks Clubhouse.

Driver Rehabilitation

Our driver rehabilitation program begins with a comprehensive evaluation during which you assess your strength, range of motion, coordination, vision and other skills that are essential to safe driving.

Resources

Managing Sound Sensitivity in Individuals With Autism Spectrum Disorders
One of the most commonly reported challenges for people with autism spectrum disorders (ASDs) is hypersensitivity to sound (Stiegler & Davis, 2010). Adults with ASDs have noted in personal accounts that sounds bothered them as children.

Handwriting
Handwriting is a complex process of managing written language by coordinating the eyes, arms, hands, pencil grip, letter formation, and body posture.

Child Development
A child with delayed development may not show behaviors and abilities that are typical of the child’s age.