Adaptive Sports Program

Children’s Adaptive Sports Program is designed to help children and teens with disabilities find sports they enjoy and can play safely. Our rehabilitation team collaborates with our Sports Medicine and Orthotics and Prosthetics teams to provide access to and information about adaptive sports. 

Aquatic Therapy

The Aquatic Therapy program of Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta provides an alternative environment for occupational, physical and speech therapy that enhances physical improvements through the properties of water.

Assistive Technology

The interdisciplinary team of speech-language pathologists, occupational therapists and physical therapists at the Children’s Assistive Technology Center are specially trained to teach children and adolescents up to age 21 how to regain their independence.


About 3 in 1,000 babies are born with hearing impairment. Our Audiology department works with patients to identify childhood hearing loss and deliver a range of rehabilitation services.

Auditory-Verbal Therapy

Auditory-verbal therapy is a spoken language approach to teaching communication. It emphasizes hearing as the primary sense for gathering information, as opposed to vision or touch.

Brain Injury Children’s Brain Injury Program is designed to get patients to the functional level necessary to return home and to the community as quickly as possible.

Burn Services

Children’s Burn Rehabilitation Services is designed to meet each patient’s specific needs, from partial surface burns to full and deep injuries, and individualized burn rehabilitation.

Cardiac Rehabilitation

Our Cardiac Rehabilitation Program helps patients with congenital heart defects and acquired heart disease to increase endurance, regain strength and reduce future health risks. The program centers on exercise, education and increasing functional skills.

Driver Rehabilitation

Our comprehensive, pediatric Driver Rehabilitation program consists of both a clinical and behind-the-wheel evaluation performed by a specially trained occupational therapist.

Dual Diagnosis Services

In many cases of spinal cord injury (SCI), it is common for there to be a corresponding brain injury (BI). We refer to this as a dual diagnosis. It can leave the patient with both physical and mental complications. 

Extracurricular Rehab Classes

In addition to pediatric-focused treatment and therapy, our Rehabilitation Services team offers a collection of classes that can make a big difference in a child’s development.

Hand and Upper Extremity Therapy

Our hand and upper extremity rehabilitation team offers a comprehensive, therapeutic approach to patients, birth to age 21, following surgical and non-surgical intervention.

Hearing Loss

The Children's Hearing Loss Program provides a comprehensive approach to treating children, teens and young adults with hearing loss. Our pediatric otolaryngologists, audiologists and therapists collaborate to offer a continuum of care that is unmatched. 

Music Therapy

At Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, our music therapists provide therapy services to patients in the Comprehensive Inpatient Rehabilitation Unit (CIRU) and the Aflac Cancer Center and Blood Disorders Service of Children’s.

Occupational Therapy

Pediatric occupational therapy teaches patients to reach independence through self-care activities that are important to daily living. Our pediatric occupational therapists are trained to use age-appropriate methods to maximize a patient’s potential.

Physical Therapy

Pediatric physical therapy is one in which the patient, parents, family and professionals all focus on mutually agreed-upon goals through determining the conditions, treatments, and available programs.

Speech-Language Pathology

To allow a child to reach his fullest potential, speech-language, speech development and voice problems should be identified and treated as early as possible.

Spinal Cord Injury

Patients with spinal cord injuries may need specialized rehabilitation so they can regain skills and abilities and address new problems from their injury.

Teens and Young Adults

Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta provides services for teens and young adults who require care due to accidents, illnesses or congenital defects. Our goal is to help them develop the skills needed to make the transition to being independent adults.

Therapeutic Recreation

Therapeutic recreation can help patients return to the activities they enjoyed before their hospitalization and introduce them to new activities.

Vestibular Rehabilitation

A vestibular disorder affects the parts of the inner ear and brain that control balance and movement. In children, teens and young adults, these disorders can have a negative impact on their growth and development. 

Voice Disorders Program Our pediatric-trained specialists have experience in voice disorders and educating patients about vocal health.