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Pediatric Neurological Rehabilitation at Sheba Medical Center

Pediatric Neurological Rehabilitation at Sheba Medical Center

Pediatric neurological rehabilitation is a multidisciplinary field that addresses the needs of children suffering from temporary or permanent neurological conditions. Also called pediatric neurorehabilitation, pediatric neurological rehabilitation aims to preserve and improve a child’s physical, emotional, and cognitive functions.

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When is Pediatric Neurological Rehabilitation Needed?

Neurological rehabilitation gives children the resources to cope with awareness and memory, concentration, and impulsivity issues, as well as with physical challenges that impact their daily function. It can help patients who suffer or who have suffered from conditions such as:

  • Cerebral palsy
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Traumatic brain injury
  • ALS
  • Perinatal brain injury
  • Infections
  • Oncological conditions, such as brain tumors
  • Spinal cord and spinal column malformations
  • Neuromuscular and skeletal disorders

Treatments and Therapies

The first step to pediatric neurological rehabilitation is receiving a diagnosis and undergoing an assessment from the rehabilitation team to determine a treatment plan and establish a schedule. Pediatric neurorehabilitation may take place on an inpatient or outpatient basis, and is a holistic process that focuses on the child’s overall wellbeing. The program may consist of the following treatments:

  • Physical therapy
  • Occupational therapy
  • Speech therapy
  • Emotional counseling
  • Family counseling and support
  • Tutoring
  • Hydrotherapy

A staff of doctors, nurses, physiotherapists, psychologists, social workers, and tutors comprise Sheba’s pediatric neurorehabilitation staff. Depending on whether the program is for an inpatient or outpatient, support can be provided to prepare the child, their caregiver, and their home. This includes special training for families, the provision of medical equipment, and more.

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Sheba’s Pediatric Rehabilitation Department

Sheba’s Pediatric Rehabilitation Department provides comprehensive inpatient and outpatient pediatric rehabilitation services as part of the Edmond & Lily Safra Children’s Hospital. In conjunction with the Pediatric Neurology Institute, which specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of neurological and neurodevelopmental disorders, the Pediatric Rehabilitation Department’s staff of doctors, nurses, and paramedical personnel coordinates and carries out pediatric neurorehabilitation treatments.

Our wealth of experience managing pediatric physical and neurological disabilities has taught us that family support is an essential part of your child’s rehabilitation. Our programs are tailored to meet the individual needs of both your child and your family, and during the time that your child is undergoing neurological rehabilitation, our staff will encourage you to take an active role in the process. If your child is undergoing rehabilitation as an inpatient, we provide lodging for families and parents along with access to counseling and support groups.

Rehabilitation Resources at Sheba

Pediatric patients benefit from Sheba’s state-of-the-art facilities, cutting-edge research and innovation, and expert physicians. The Pediatric Rehabilitation Department coordinates cross-departmental care across Sheba’s many departments, including the Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Unit, the Psychosomatic Disorders Department, the Pediatric Neurosurgery Unit, and the Hemato-Oncology Department. Whether your doctors recommend inpatient or outpatient rehabilitation, Sheba offers a myriad of resources and support, including:

  • 18-bed inpatient facility for intensive pediatric rehabilitation
  • An education center with a staff of teachers, music and art therapists, and distance learning equipment
  • Neuropsychological assessments
  • Technical support with communication devices or other specialized technology-based accessories
  • A seating clinic to fit patients with wheelchairs
  • Planning and altering, if necessary, a supportive home environment
  • Biofeedback and cognitive therapy treatments
  • Rehabilitation gym for pediatric neurological physical therapy

To learn more about pediatric neurological rehabilitation at Sheba, contact us for a free consultation.

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