Pediatric Rehabilitation in Hagerstown

Services for Children

Total Rehab Care's pediatric program offers comprehensive therapy designed to provide children with developmental support. Our program offers the following specialty areas:

  • Physical therapy
  • Occupational therapy
  • Speech therapy
  • Aquatic therapy
  • Social work

Within these areas, our trained specialists work with children with a variety of common diagnoses and conditions, such as autism spectrum disorder, developmental delay, communication disorders, cerebral palsy, brachial plexus injuries, torticollis, sensory processing disorder, Down's syndrome, and dyspraxia. At Meritus Total Rehab Care, pediatric therapists guide children from birth through 15 years to help them learn new skills or regain function after an injury.

How it works

Meritus Total Rehab Care's therapists develop an individualized plan for each child. Parents are involved from the first evaluation until discharge, with therapists instructing them on ways to be involved in the treatment and encouraging the family to continue working on treatments at home.

The duration of the program depends on the goals and needs for each child. Individual sessions, which last from thirty to sixty minutes, focus on improving problem areas and helping children to function as independently as possible. Some children complete therapy goals in as little as eight weeks, while others will stay in the program for many years. Every thirty days our therapists reassess the child's goals and make changes to continue moving the child forward.

Recovery Through Play Activities

Depending on the diagnosis, children spend time in therapy participating in a variety of activities including drawing and handwriting help develop fine motor skills, catching and tossing bean bags to improve eye-hand coordination, imaginative and social skills to develop communication and language. Each play activity is designed to help the child develop motor and language skills, learn how to play and engage with others or learn how to process things they encounter in their environment. Therapists always point out the positive and keep parents focused on how well their child is doing by building on each success.

Ask Your Physician for a Referral

Children are referred for occupational therapy from their primary care physician, who is kept updated on the patient’s progress on a monthly basis.

If you are concerned about your child's development or school performance, please contact your pediatrician to discuss a referral to Total Rehab Care. We accept all major insurance carriers as well as medical assistance from health programs in the state of Maryland. Before-and-after school appointments are available. For more information about how the pediatric program may help your child, call 301-790-8613.

Pediatric Rehabilitation