What We Treat

We offer pediatric rehabilitation services at two hospitals—Egleston and Scottish Rite—as well as several neighborhood locations throughout metro Atlanta. We treat children with impairments due to accidents, illnesses, injuries, congenital defects, syndromes and other conditions. Depending upon their needs and the recommendations of our rehabilitation specialists, children can begin rehabilitation at any of the four treatment phases: acute, inpatient, day rehab or outpatient.

We provide rehabilitative care for conditions that include:

  • Neurological illnesses/injuries, including brain and spinal cord trauma
  • Hearing loss
  • Voice disorders
  • Congenital heart defects and acquired heart disease
  • Burns
  • Orthopaedic injuries

We also offer specialized services for teenagers, because they confront challenges involving maturity, physical changes, and intellectual and sexual awareness.

Your safety is our priority

Because the health and safety of our patients, visitors and staff is a priority, Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta is:

  • Screening all patients and visitors for illness including a temperature check. No sick visitors will be allowed in our facilities.
  • Allowing two caregivers with each patient. No other family or visitors are allowed.
    • Some services within our hospitals continue to have one caregiver limits. These services include hospital radiology and laboratory services, as well as outpatient clinics for transplant, infusion, cancer and blood disorders, and rehabilitation, and our Center for Advanced Technology and Robotic Rehabilitation.
  • Requiring everyone to wear a mask at all times during their visit.
  • Practicing social distancing by staying 6 feet away from other patients and visitors.
  • Enhancing cleaning measures.

Services We Offer

Our pediatric rehabilitation programs deliver a wide range of services to assist patients and their families throughout their recovery, including:

Inpatient rehabilitation

Our Inpatient Rehabilitation Program addresses the needs of children and young adults after they’ve had a traumatic and life-changing injury or illness. Our doctors, nurses, therapists and other clinicians use their expertise to help patients build skills to function independently as they recover from brain dysfunctions and injuries, spinal cord injuries, cardiac complications or burns.

We use everyday activities as the basis for therapy, which motivates our patients to work hard and allows them to regain as much independence and function as possible.

Learn more about inpatient rehab at Children's 

Outpatient rehabilitation

Our Outpatient Rehabilitation Program offers nine neighborhood locations throughout metro Atlanta, providing audiology, physical therapy, occupational therapy and speech-language pathology services. Our team helps patients regain skills so they can be more successful at home and in the community. By training families in therapy techniques to use at home with their child, the Children’s outpatient rehab staff helps patients become more functional and independent.

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Sports medicine

Our Sports Medicine Program is one of the few in the country dedicated exclusively to the care of young athletes. We offer sports medicine physical therapy at 12 neighborhood locations and provide athletic training coverage to over 40 schools and club sports in metro Atlanta. Our pediatric-trained team provides comprehensive assessment, treatment and expert advice for young athletes with injuries and conditions that affect sports performance.

Learn more about sports medicine at Children's

Day rehabilitation

Day rehabilitation is a full-day therapy program for patients recovering from traumatic brain or spinal cord injuries, neurological diseases, debility or other conditions. It’s designed to help children and teens regain skills to perform everyday activities. Structured like a regular school day, the Day Rehabilitation Program is available from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. weekdays.

The rehabilitation team—which includes physical therapists, occupational therapists, speech-language pathologists, nurses and a certified teacher—places a special focus on:

  • Physical therapy: Mobility, walking or wheelchair skills, coordination and balance
  • Occupational therapy: Activities of daily living, self-care, bathing, grooming, dressing and cooking
  • Speech-language pathology: Communication, speaking, reading, writing and swallowing
  • School re-entry: Advocacy and assistance as child and family navigate through process of returning to school
  • Community reintegration: Play, leisure skills, driving and work

Our program also has a designated pet therapy dog, Stella. She helps motivate and encourage patients as they participate in therapy.

Learn more about our pet therapy program

To learn more about day rehabilitation at Children’s, call 404-785-3300.

Physiatry services

Physiatrists are doctors who specialize in treating nerve, muscle and bone injuries, and illnesses that affect function. They evaluate and diagnose patients and develop treatment plans that include therapeutic exercise, orthotics, prosthetics and adaptive devices.

Physiatrists lead the child or teen’s pediatric rehabilitation team and treat the whole child, as well as the area causing the pain or limited function.

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Our Unique Approach

We measure and track how our patients are doing at admission, during inpatient and outpatient treatment, and when they return home. This allows us to evaluate our treatments and ensure that we’re consistently providing high-quality care. The results from recent years confirm that we’ve delivered superior rehabilitative care and assistance with recovery.


Meet the Team

Meet our rehabilitation team

Director, Rehabilitation Services

Manager, Clinical Operations

  • Destiny LaShoto, BSN, RN, CPN

Manager, Rehabilitation Community Outreach

  • Scott Legnon, BSN, RN

Manager, Orthopaedic and Rehabilitation Services

Pediatric Physiatrist

Speech Pathologist, Director, Speech Pathology Lab

Speech Pathologist

Pediatric Nurse Practitioner

Nurse Coordinator