Frequently Asked Questions

A program that utilizes an interdisciplinary team of specialists to develop and implement patient specific recovery plans for impairments from childhood illness or injury.

  • It is goal-oriented and functionally-based.
  • It is hospital-based with a full range of consultant services.
  • It is family-centered.
  • After a complete examination and evaluation, our interdisciplinary team of specialists, led by a pediatric rehabilitation physician, will develop and implement a treatment plan to promote mobility, communication, cognitive awareness, social skills and self-care.
  • Every individualized plan is re-evaluated on a weekly basis.
  • To assist patients in reaching their greatest level of independence
  • To maximize your child’s recovery
  • Patient and Family
  • A board-certified pediatric rehabilitation physician
  • Resident physician
  • Physician Assistant
  • Nurse Practitioner
  • Psychologist
  • Neuropsychologist
  • Care Coordinator
  • Rehabilitation nurse
  • Occupational therapist
  • Physical therapist
  • Speech language pathologist
  • Social worker
  • Child life specialist
  • Patient Care Assistant
  • Patient Care Technician
  • Unit Clerk Assistant
  • Educational Specialist
  • Therapeutic Recreation
  • Child Life Specialist
  • OT/PT Therapy Technicians
  • Dietitian
  • Chaplin
  • Pet therapy

Inpatient rehabilitation is fully customized for each individual patient based on his or her condition.

  • A medically stable patient who is able and willing to actively participate in 3 hours of therapy per day, 6 days per week.
  • A diagnosis where the patient is expected to benefit from a comprehensive inpatient interdisciplinary rehabilitation program.
  • Established goals that are specific and pertain to improving functional independence.
  • Acute Disseminated Encephalomyelitis
  • Amputation
  • Anoxic Brain Injury
  • Brain Tumors
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Deconditioning
  • Encephalitis
  • Guillain Barré
  • Intracranial Hemorrhage
  • Meningitis
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Near Drowning
  • Post-op Orthopedic
  • Polytrauma
  • Spasticity Management
  • Spina Bifida
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Stroke
  • Transverse Myletitis
  • Traumatic Brain Injury

Family and/or caregivers must be willing, able and available to participate in the care and training of your child.

For Yourself

  • Comfortable clothes and shoes
  • Sweater or light jacket
  • Hand lotion
  • Medicines you take regularly
  • Change for the vending machine
  • Entertainment items such as books, magazines, etc.
  • Cell phone and changer so that staff can reach you when you are off of the unit
  • Journal for writing notes and questions
  • Special laundry soap if needed/preferred
  • Food of your choice-we have a designated basket in the refrigerator to keep your items

For Your Child

  • Athletic type shorts or sweatpants with elastic waist
  • Tee shirts or tops (any graphics appropriate for a children’s hospital
  • Undergarments (underwear, undershirts, bra, etc.
  • Tennis shoes (or shoes with non-skid soles) and socks
  • Light jacket or coat depending on the season
  • Comfortable PJ’s
  • Glasses and/or contacts and containers for safe keeping
  • Toiletries
  • Deodorant, makeup and lotion
  • Shampoo and conditioner
  • Brush/comb or hair accessories (hair dryer, curling iron, etc.)
  • Toothbrush/toothpaste
  • DVD’s or parent approved movies rated G, PG, and PG-13
  • Favorite music
  • School books and assignments
  • Special equipment currently being used (braces or adaptive equipment)
  • Special comfort items such as favorite pillow, blanket, stuffed animal, toy, pictures, cups, ect.

Texas Children’s Hospital
West Tower, 12th Floor Inpatient Rehabilitation Unit
6621 Fannin Street
Houston, TX 77030

Valet parking is available for Texas Children’s Hospital at the West Tower entrance 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. There is a flat $13 charge for each 24-hour period. Other parking options include Texas Medical Center Garages 1, 2, 12, 16 and 21. Visit tmcparking.org for garage rates.

  • Autumn McLearen: 832-826-4798
  • Kori Josey-Sanders: 832-824-7197
  • Tina Phan: 832-826-5633
  • Inpatient Rehabilitation Referral Line: 832-826-1248