Pediatric Rehabilitation

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To make an appointment, call (910) 452-8104. A physician's referral is required.

Children who face special challenges growing and developing can get help at New Hanover Regional Medical Center Oleander Rehabilitation.

We offer speech, occupational and physical therapy services for children with conditions that affect their ability to move, talk and interact with the world. We also work with children who develop problems with handwriting, listening, feeding and motor skills.

With the help of our therapists, your child can build his or her skills and confidence. And we’ll help you learn how to support them at home as well.

Care for Your Child’s Condition

We help babies through teens with conditions that can be present at birth, or become more apparent as they grow. The conditions we commonly treat include:

  • Brachial plexus injuries
  • Torticollis/plagiocephaly
  • Fine and gross motor delays
  • Sensory processing disorders
  • Auditory, language and speech disorders
  • Autism
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Down syndrome
  • Sensory processing disorders
  • Feeding disorders
  • Handwriting problems
  • Stuttering

Therapy Designed for Your Child’s Needs

Each child has unique needs. We will develop a therapy plan just for your son or daughter. The pediatric treatment therapies we offer include:

Speech Therapy

We help children with speech difficulties through age-appropriate techniques and warm and friendly care. We can help your child with conditions that include:

  • Stuttering
  • Swallowing problems
  • Language delays
  • Articulation disorders
  • Voice disorders

Therapeutic Listening for Sensory Processing

Children with sensory processing disorders have difficulty interpreting what they see, hear, feel and smell. Through Therapeutic Listening® we can help your child improve:

  • Attention span
  • Interaction with peers
  • Eye contact
  • Transitions between activities
  • Listening
  • Self-awareness
  • Communication skills
  • Sleep patterns
  • Ability to follow directions

Therapeutic Listening® combines a sound-based treatment with sensory activities. The child listens to CDs through special headphones that can be used in the rehabilitation center or at home.

Aquatic Therapy

Oleander Rehabilitation has a therapeutic pool to provide additional therapy options for pediatric and adult patients.

Your child may benefit from aquatic therapy for:

  • Orthopedic issues
  • Sensory rehabilitation
  • Motor planning
  • Relaxation