Technology and Treatments
The Memorial Rehabilitation Institute at Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital is the only hospital in Broward and Palm Beach counties that has a dedicated and distinct pediatric comprehensive medical rehabilitation unit. As a tertiary care facility, we care for children and adolescents with conditions resulting from illness, injury or chronic disabilities with complications. Our program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF) as a pediatric specialty program, a qualified endorsement of our adherence to internationally recognized service standards, as well as our commitment to high-quality services. Our program is the only program in South Florida staffed by fellowship-trained pediatric physical medicine and rehabilitation specialists.
At Joe DiMaggio Children's Hospital Outpatient Pediatric Rehabilitation Centers, we understand that children have special needs. From our child-sized equipment to our team of specialists, we offer a kid-friendly approach to rehabilitation, providing highly individualized therapies for children whose impairments are the result of illness, injury and congenital defects.
Early Childhood Intervention and Development Program
At Joe DiMaggio Children's Hospital, we understand that a child's development is very important to the family, and we are here to help. Proper development often depends on early childhood intervention, and recognizing early warning signs can improve a child's chances for a happy and independent future. Early childhood intervention services focus on that critical period in a child's life from birth to age three.
In the Early Intervention and Development Program, your child's risk factors (e.g., prematurity or other medical conditions) are evaluated to determine if they would result in developmental delay. Our evaluation process includes:
- Referral recommendations to parents/guardians
Children are assessed on an individualized schedule between the ages of three months and three years by a team of professionals that includes a pediatric physician who specializes in child development, a nurse, a physical therapist, an occupational therapist, a speech-language pathologist and a social worker.