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Pediatric Rehabilitative Services

Includes specialty programs: Audiology / Occupational Therapy / Physical Therapy / Speech Therapy / Sports Rehab / Inpatient Rehabilitation Program

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Overview

We work with infants, children and teens who require therapy following an illness or injury, and to manage the effects of a chronic condition such as cerebral palsy or autism spectrum disorder. Our services include occupational therapy, physical therapy, infant therapy, and speech and hearing evaluations and treatment.

Specialized care.

We provide complete rehabilitative services for infants, children and teens, as well as adult patients with burns, cystic fibrosis and hemophilia.

Our services include:

  • Large, multi-purpose rooms to accommodate patients, staff and equipment, particularly those patients in wheelchairs.
  • Child-friendly exercise rooms with equipment that aids in strengthening, stretching, balance and coordination, and stimulating the senses.
  • A mobility house to help teach children and teens how to perform daily activities in a real-life setting.
  • Gymnasium and area for splinting and serial casting. 
  • Hydrotherapy room with an in-ground tub that makes it easy for patients to maneuver in and out.

Inpatient rehabilitation unit.

We provide complete inpatient treatment to meet the complex medical, physical and functional needs of children and teens recovering from serious illness or injury.

Our multidisciplinary, inpatient rehab team provides:

  • Case management/care coordination from pre-admission to discharge to an outpatient program
  • Individualized therapeutic and intensive physical therapy, occupational therapy and speech-language services to optimize activities of daily living, including bowel/bladder management, strength and mobility, cognition and communication, and social interaction
  • Family education
  • Intensive psychological services for adjustment and behavioral concerns
  • Neuropsychological evaluation to guide medical treatment of neurocognitive deficits
  • Educational integration and transition back to school
  • Integration of leisure/play into therapeutic process with child life specialists as well as art/music therapy
  • Assistance with community re-entry

Upon discharge from our inpatient rehab unit, your child will continue to receive intensive therapy through our day rehab program before transitioning to outpatient rehab.

Day rehab services.

We provide intensive, all-day rehabilitation services to medically-stable children and young adults. Led by our physical and rehabilitation medicine physicians, our team includes physical, occupational and speech therapists, audiologists, social workers, dietitians, psychologists and care coordinators. 

We tailor rehabilitation plans to each child’s individual needs, with the focus on improving function to enable a prompt return to school, work and other daily activities.

Infant therapy team.

Working closely with a developmental-behavioral pediatrician, we provide complete evaluation and treatment for infants and children up to age 3 who have delays with development or are at risk for developmental delays. We will assess your child's abilities and, if necessary, recommend a treatment program designed for your child.

We'll evaluate your child in the following areas:

  • Physical therapy: Posture and movement
  • Occupational therapy: Visual skills and the use of hands
  • Speech pathology: Oral feeding, listening and vocalizing
  • Dietary: Nutrition and growth
  • Social work support: Accessing community resources

Our ultimate goal is to assist you in helping your child achieve daily skills such as eating, moving, talking and playing. 

Common risk factors for developmental delays include:

  • Low birth weight
  • Prematurity
  • Congenital or chromosomal abnormalities
  • Persistent irritability
  • Lack of active movement
  • Poor feeding skills
  • Poor weight gain

Our services are available upon referral from your child's pediatrician.

Locations/Contact Us

Contact Rehabilitative Services

330-543-8257

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Occupational Therapy, Akron
Akron Children's Hospital Specialty Care
214 W. Bowery Street
Akron, Ohio 44308
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Rehabilitative Services, Boardman
Akron Children's Hospital Specialty Care
6505 Market St.
Building C, Suite 2160
Boardman, Ohio 44512
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Rehabilitative Services, Canton
Akron Children's Hospital Specialty Care
5156 Whipple Ave, NW
Canton, Ohio 44718
Fax: 330-478-1763
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Rehabilitative Services, Hudson
Akron Children's Hospital Specialty Care
5655 Hudson Drive
Hudson, Ohio 44236
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Rehabilitative Services, Mansfield
Akron Children's Hospital Specialty Care
2291 W. 4th Street, Suite F
Ontario, Ohio 44906
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Rehabilitative Services, Medina
Akron Children's Hospital Specialty Care
3443 Medina Road, Door 2 (Suite 110)
Medina, Ohio 44256
Fax: 330-722-4990
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Speech Therapy, Montrose
Akron Children's Hospital Specialty Care
Cleveland Clinic Akron General Health & Wellness Center
4125 Medina Road
Akron, Ohio 44333
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Rehabilitative Services, North Canton
Akron Children's Hospital Specialty Care
Mercy Health Center of North Canton
6200 Whipple Ave, NW
North Canton, Ohio 44720
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Rehabilitative Services, Warren
Akron Children's Hospital Specialty Care
The Market Place
5000 E. Market St., Suite 28
Warren, Ohio 44484
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Our Doctors/Providers

Erin Shilling
Erin Shilling, PT, DPT, CIDN

Physical Therapist