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Rehabilitation for infants and children requires a concentrated, loving approach.

Our neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) and pediatric intensive care unit (PICU) trained therapists create individualized plans for immediate and early intervention to help families adapt to rehabilitation therapy.

The University of Maryland Medical Center's pediatric rehabilitation services start at birth and go until 17 years, adjusting to meet a child’s growth and development.

Some of the conditions treated include:

  • Brachial plexus injuries
  • Developmental disabilities
  • Feeding disorders
  • Gross and fine
  • Motor delays
  • Orthopedic injuries
  • Prematurity
  • Sensorimotor disorders
  • Speech/Language delays

Pediatric Rehabilitation Treatments

  • Physical therapy – building strength to crawl, stand, and walk
  • Occupational therapy – developing hand and arm function
  • Speech language therapy – problems with swallowing and speech

A highlight of pediatric rehab is offering in-patient care to NICU/PICU and Emergency Department patients.

Early intervention includes therapy for speech, swallowing and feeding, and developmental delays. Pediatric rehab services are also provided on every floor of UM Children’s Hospital. Further treatment for infants is provided through the NICU Follow-up Program.