Services offered by the Children's Rehabilitation Team are available to preschool-age children at either the Woodbridge Centre located in Fredericton or the Upper River Valley Hospital located in Waterville. Triaging of clients between locations is based on the reason for referral, the diagnosis, and their proximity to the available services.
The Children's Rehab Team offers a wide range of outpatient rehabilitation services. The team consists of Physiotherapists, Occupational Therapists, Speech-Language Pathologists, Dietitians and Social Workers specialized in paediatric care. Examples of the many services the team provides are: neonatal follow-up assessments; developmental therapy; feeding/swallowing assessments; parent/caregiver training; augmentative communication training; seating/positioning assessments; and play-based exercise programs.
Children may be seen by the full team, a partial team, or may be referred to single service options depending on the reason for referral. Initial screenings or assessments will determine a child's treatment plan and, specifically, which disciplines will be involved based on the child's needs.
The Children's Rehab Team works with pre-school age children diagnosed with a wide variety of conditions including: Cerebral Palsy (CP); Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD); Down's Syndrome; Spina Bifida; Muscular Dystrophy; developmental delays; and infants born prematurely or are considered high risk.