While teens undergo rehab therapy, they participate in group therapy and peer support groups with other teens. This age-appropriate process allows them to:
- Talk about common fears or issues about their injury or illness
- Support each other during their stay
- Develop self-confidence
We also connect teens with former patients of similar age and diagnosis who serve as mentors during rehabilitation. In addition, patients’ families can participate in family and sibling support groups. Family members’ participation can help reduce stress and address concerns involving their loved one’s recovery and discharge.
Additionally, teens have access to complementary services, including:
Additional recovery support
If teens require additional recovery support, we offer resources to help:
- Day Rehabilitation Program: Structured similar to a regular school day, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Monday through Friday. Our specialists follow each teen's progress and help ease the transition from one rehabilitation setting to another.
- Outpatient rehabilitation: Offers convenient access to pediatric rehabilitation throughout metro Atlanta. Physical, occupational and speech-language therapists provide skills training and therapy to improve teens’ independence.
- Young adults guide: Offers information and tips to ease the transition into adulthood.
Program for teens
Our rehabilitation program for teens offers special services to help teens return to their home, school and community:
- Academics and school re-entry: Hospital teachers work with teens and their families to guide them through the process of returning to school
- Vocational rehabilitation and counseling: Our professionals help teens prepare for their return to work and the community
- Driving skills evaluation and training: Driver rehabilitation specialists provide clinical and behind-the-wheel assessments to see if your teen is ready to drive following an injury or illness
- Adaptive sports: Specialists help teens with disabilities find sports they love and can play safely
- Therapeutic recreation: Rehabilitation specialists work with teens to help them relearn and practice everyday activities, such as using public transportation, buying groceries and going to public events