Rehabilitation for Teens and Young Adults

Helping Patients Reach
an Independent Adulthood

Teens and young adults needing rehabilitation are confronted with a unique set of challenges. Our rehabilitation services for teenagers and young adults are designed to help patients reach a functional level necessary to become independent adults.

Our multidisciplinary team provides age-appropriate care to help patients reach their goals. During treatment, patients interact with others their own age in group therapy and peer support groups. This allows the patients to:

  • Talk about common fears or issues about their injury or illness.
  • Support each other during their stay.
  • Develop self-confidence.

Key Features of Our Services

  • Academics and school re-entry—hospital teachers work with the family to guide them through the process of returning to school.
  • Vocational rehabilitation and counseling—prepares patients to return to work and the community.
  • Peer, family and sibling support groups—ease stress and address concerns that come with recovery and discharge.
  • The Zone—includes a high-tech therapeutic play environment featuring a big-screen theater, performance stage and computers.
  • Driver Rehabilitation Program—consists of clinical and behind-the-wheel evaluation to see if your teen is ready to drive after injury or illness.
  • Adaptive sports—helps teens with disabilities find sports they love and can play safely.
  • Therapeutic recreation—helps patients relearn and practice every day things like using public transportation, buying groceries and going to public events.
  • Music therapy—helps patients manage pain, relieve stress, develop social skills, and improve speech and physical function.
  • B.R.A.I.N. Program—this two-week summer program is designed for teens with acquired brain injuries.
  • We also have a guide for young adults with health conditions to help make the transition into adulthood easier.

The rehabilitation team also uses therapeutic recreation to help patients relearn and practice everyday things. These include:

  • Using public transportation
  • Buying groceries
  • Going to public events