Johns Hopkins All Children's has been providing direct therapy services for more than 40 years. Thousands of children have been successfully treated in our centers. We provide "direct care" to children with disabilities and their families to help them reach developmental milestones needed to function successfully in everyday environments like home, daycare and school.
Parents depend on Johns Hopkins All Children’s to be a leader in the latest evaluation and treatment methods for children with disabilities—children who deserve the best therapy services available, at centers designed for pediatric care. Our facilities are among the best staffed and best equipped in the nation.
The first years of life are critical to a child's development. We believe children with disabilities can make the greatest progress through direct care provided by our experienced and dedicated licensed therapists. We work together with you, the Patients & Familiesfamily, to build a sound foundation for your child's learning and development.
Our center-based therapy services provide:
- Licensed clinicians specializing in pediatrics (occupational therapist, physical therapist, speech language pathologist, applied behavior analyst, or audiologist) for your child's evaluation and services
- Direct family involvement in developing functional therapy goals
- Direct family participation in therapy sessions so families can learn to include therapeutic activities in everyday situations
- Close communication and cooperation with physicians, teachers, psychologists, school-based therapists and other professionals to maximize your child's learning and development
Why are Rehabilitation Services Important?
All children grow and learn at their own pace. Those first smiles, first words and first steps bring parents joy—no matter when they happen. Some children need a helping hand to achieve these milestones. That's when your child's doctor may recommend speech language services, hearing services, occupational therapy services, physical therapy services and behavioral services at Johns Hopkins All Children's Hospital or our outpatient care locations.
The goal of rehabilitation services provided by Johns Hopkins All Children's is to help each child reach his or her full potential, and to participate in school and routine childhood activities to the greatest extent possible. We also empower families through involvement and education beginning at the time of their child's evaluation.
Medical problems can affect children's hearing, speech, behavior, and motor skills. Many children who are born prematurely or with special needs may also benefit from rehabilitation services.
After a serious illness or injury, children may lose some of the developmental skills they've already mastered or experience behavioral challenges. Speech language therapy, occupational therapy, physical therapy, and applied behavior analysis may each have a role to play in this recovery.