For children with congenital or acquired disabilities, the road ahead can be difficult. At Penn State Hershey Rehabilitation Hospital, we understand the many challenges that our youngest patients and their families face and together we work to optimize individual recovery. Our goal, like that of the families we serve, is to have each child return home as quickly – and with as much independence – as possible.
Our 10-bed Pediatric Rehabilitation Center offers patients and their families a safe, secure and supportive environment. Here, our experienced team of pediatric rehabilitation specialists targets the complex physical and functional needs of these young patients.
With a focus on individualized care and family-centered approach, our pediatric rehabilitation specialists provide each child with new possibilities for life ahead, including a return to school and favorite activities.
Brain Injury Rehabilitation
This program is designed to address the often complex needs of children who have experienced a traumatic brain injury or stroke, or who have undergone brain surgery. We focus on the recovery of motor, language, and age-appropriate self-care skills through a comprehensive treatment program.
Spinal Cord Injury Rehabilitation
Our pediatric spinal cord injury team is committed to providing children and adolescents with the greatest degree of functional independence. With a family-centered approach to treatment, this program offers parents and/or caregivers the skills, training and strategies to support the delivery of optimal care at home.
Ventilator Dependency Program
Developed specifically for infants through adolescents who require ventilator support, this highly specialized four-to-six-week program provides families and caregivers with the skills necessary to safely and competently care for their ventilator-dependent children.
Mobility Enhancement Program
Children with acquired difficulties in walking or hand function, due to limb injuries, burns, Guillain-Barré Syndrome or prolonged illness, may benefit from this innovative program