Excellence in pediatric rehabilitation

The Children's Rehab Center brings together experts from a variety of disciplines, including pediatrics and orthopedics, to focus on a common goal: optimizing your child's development. We consider all aspects of development—physical, emotional and social—when creating your child's personalized program of therapy.

Our pediatric specialists involve family members in customizing and carrying out a plan of treatment, as they know the child best.

Disabilities and developmental support

At the Center for Rehabilitation and Wellness at Portsmouth Regional Hospital, we treat children diagnosed with a wide range of disabilities and developmental conditions, including:

  • Cerebral palsy
  • Injuries to the brain, spinal cord, brachial plexus or cerebral vascular system
  • Speech, voice and articulation disorders
  • Receptive and expressive language disorders
  • Sensory integration and social pragmatic disorders
  • Autism, Asperger syndrome and pervasive developmental disorders
  • Muscular dystrophy
  • Genetic disorders and congenital anomalies
  • Feeding disorders
  • Dystonia disorders such as torticollis
  • Cephalic disorders, including plagiocephaly

Expert pediatric rehab services

A comprehensive team of pediatric specialists works together to assess your son or daughter and tailor treatment to your child's needs. Rest assured your child is in expert hands—in fact, we have the highest number of board-certified specialists at any single facility in the state. Our specialized team collaborates on your child's treatment, which may include:

  • Occupational therapy, physical therapy, and speech and language therapy
  • Warm water aquatic therapy
  • Balance retraining and postural education
  • Visual motor retraining
  • Coordination and motor planning training
  • Sensory processing therapy
  • We coordinate treatment with your child's pediatrician to ensure continuity of care and communication. When appropriate, we may refer you to other specialists, such as ear, nose and throat doctors, eye doctors, audiologists, neuropsychologists and educators.

    Education and equipment

    As part of our continuum of personalized care, we provide education to the entire family and arrange consultations for community-based rehabilitation. If your child needs adaptive equipment or assistive technology, we help identify the equipment you need and train you in its use.