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The Rehabilitation Center


Therapist plays game with patient

Valley Children's Inpatient Pediatric Rehabilitation Center has offered a comprehensive approach to high-quality care since 1986.

Our 20-bed unit is accredited as an Inpatient Rehabilitation Pediatric Specialty Program by the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF) – making Valley Children’s the only one in the state with this impressive designation, and only one of three on the West Coast. Accreditation demonstrates that stringent internationally recognized service standards and best practices guide our organization.

As part of the pediatric rehabilitation team, your child and family are involved in the development and ongoing reassessment of the child's treatment plan. We work closely with you to help you understand your child’s special needs with the goal of successful transition back to home, school and community life.

Board-certified physiatrists direct the care of patients in the inpatient rehabilitation center, with consultation available from other pediatric subspecialties. Counseling is provided by social workers, clinical psychologists and neuropsychologists.
Our expert team offers comprehensive inpatient and outpatient care featuring physical, occupational and speech/language therapy services.

Inpatient Rehabilitation Center Admission Criteria and Conditions Served

Fiscal Year 2015 Inpatient Rehabilitation Center Demographic Information

Inpatient Rehabilitation Center Outcomes

Outcomes in our pediatric inpatient rehabilitation unit are measured by a software system called the FRESNO (Functional Rehabilitation Evaluation of Sensori-Neurologic Outcomes), developed by an interdisciplinary research team at Valley Children’s. The tool clinically assesses children and adolescents with disabilities regarding motor, self-care, cognition, communication and socialization.

FRESNO Outcomes

As part of an ongoing process to improve patient care and satisfaction, the parents and/or caregivers of our patients are given the opportunity to provide us feedback. Upon discharge of the patient, the parent/caregiver receives an exit survey to complete.

Overall Quality of Care Outcomes

Rehabilitation Center Programs

Adaptive Sports: Provides recreational and athletic experiences for those with disabilities.

Physical Therapy: Maximizing a patient's potential through techniques promoting the ability to move, reduce pain, restore function and prevent disability.

Occupational Therapy: Helping children develop the skills to function at home, at school and at play.

Physiatry: Specializing in the diagnosis and treatment of children with neurological, musculoskeletal and neuromuscular conditions.

Orthopaedic Surgery: Specializing in the treatment of conditions such as congenital deformities of the upper and lower extremities, spinal disorders, sports-related injuries and neuromuscular diseases.

Speech Services: Expert diagnosis and treatment of pediatric speech, language and swallowing disorders.

Audiology: Expert diagnosis and treatment of hearing loss in infants and children.

Neuropsychology: Neuropsychological and neurocognitive evaluation and consultation services for children and young adults with disorders that result from central nervous system dysfunction.

Neurology: Diagnostic services, medical treatment, and follow-up care to infants, children, and adolescents who have suspected or confirmed neurological disorders.

Neurosurgery: Specializing in the diagnosis, surgical intervention and treatment of a variety of diseases and conditions of the central nervous system.