Pediatric Rehabilitation Services
Sutter Children's Center, Sacramento
Children come to rehabilitation for follow-up services following a hospitalization or surgery and also directly through referral by their pediatricians. Pediatric Rehabilitation Services treats children with motor and sensory dysfunction, decreased functional and developmental skills, and speech, language and hearing disorders. Trained pediatric specialists include physical and occupational therapists, audiologists and speech-language pathologists. Sutter also offers language and developmental assessments and evaluations to pinpoint causes and for specific conditions, including autism. Care is coordinated with the child's family, referring physicians, pediatric subspecialists and community resources, as needed.
Pediatric Rehabilitation Services treats a wide range of conditions including:
- Neurologic disorders, which may result from cerebral palsy, spinal disorders (including spina bifida), seizures,cerebrovascular accidents and traumatic brain injuries (see head injury, age 3 and younger or age 4 and Older).
- Developmental problems including speech and language delays and disorders, learning disabilities, hearing loss and auditory processing difficulties, oral feeding and swallowing impairments
- Loss of abilities resulting from burns, near drownings, bone, muscle, and joint injuries (sprains, strains, fractures);orthopedic or arthritic conditions
- Pulmonary disorders
Services are provided through the clinic and through family education and home programs that ensure ongoing improvement. Areas of service encompass:
The Pediatric Rehabilitation Services is approved by the California Children Services (CCS). For more information, please call (916) 733-1040 for Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento and (916) 782-1421 for Sutter Roseville Medical Center.
For more information about children's health, please visit the Children's Health section of our health information.