Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta provides pediatric rehabilitation services to children with impairments due to accidents, illnesses, injuries, congenital (present at birth) defects, syndromes and other conditions. Depending on their needs and the recommendations of our rehabilitation specialists, kids from birth to age 18 can begin rehabilitation during any of the four treatment phases: acute, inpatient, day rehabilitation or outpatient.
In addition, 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 help make sure we’re consistently providing high-quality care. The results from recent years confirm that we’ve delivered superior rehabilitative care and assistance with recovery.
We provide rehabilitative care for conditions that include:
- Neurological illnesses and injuries, including brain injury and spinal cord trauma
- Hearing loss
- Voice disorders
- Congenital heart defects (CHD) and acquired heart disease
- Orthopedic injuries
We also offer specialized services for teenagers because they confront challenges involving maturity, physical changes, and intellectual and sexual awareness.
Our pediatric rehabilitation programs deliver a wide range of services to assist patients and their families throughout recovery, including:
Our Day Rehabilitation Outcomes
At Children’s we are proud of the quality care we provide for children and teens in need of rehabilitation. Click on the boxes below to see our 2022 outcomes.
Our outcomes were compiled from UDSMR data and patient satisfaction surveys.
Director, Rehabilitation Services
- Susannah Kidwell, MS, CCC-SLP
Manager, Clinical Operations
- Brittany Morris, MSN, RN, CPN
Manager, Rehab Referral Management and Patient Access
- Jason L. Amos, M.Ed CCC-SLP, CBIS
Manager, Orthopedic and Rehabilitation Services
- Els Van den Eynde, OTR/L, MBA, CBIST
- Katherine DeGraaff, MD
- Udayan M. Kulkarni, MD
- Enoch Leung, MD
- Elizabeth A. Poplawski, DO
- Tyler Shirel, MD
- Joshua A. Vova, MD
Pediatric nurse practitioners
- Fawn Hastay, CPNP
- Celeste Rhodes, CPNP
- Stefanie Starcic CPNP
- Anna-Lisa M. Tarabicos, CPNP
At Children’s, we want to make sure patients and families are informed about the patient’s rehabilitation. Therefore, we offer a number of helpful resources to help guide parents through care.
- A Guide for Young Adults With Health Conditions: This guide will help answer questions about patients taking control of their condition as they become adults.
- Emergency Preparedness Manual: This manual will help you plan for a disaster.
- Sexuality Across the Lifespan: An instructional guide for parents and caregivers of children and teens with developmental disabilities (en Español)
- Developmental Milestones: Learn about developmental milestones and checkpoints to assess your child’s growth (en Español).