What We Treat

For patients with ongoing rehab needs, our Outpatient Rehabilitation Program offers pediatric audiology, occupational and physical therapy, speech-language pathology and other interdisciplinary services at nine locations throughout metro Atlanta. We treat children with a variety of conditions, including but not limited to: 

  • Balance and coordination deficits
  • Developmental delays
  • Equipment and seating needs
  • Gait disorders
  • Hearing loss
  • Movement disorders
  • Musculoskeletal, neuromuscular and orthopaedic conditions
  • Torticollis and plagiocephaly
  • Voice and reading disorders

Services We Offer

We offer comprehensive outpatient rehab treatment through a variety of specialized programs and therapies.

Audiology services

Although the ear is a small part of the body, it can have a big impact on a child’s life. When a child has hearing difficulties, it can affect the development of his communication, academic and social skills.

Children’s pediatric audiologists (hearing specialists) specialize in identifying hearing loss and designing a rehabilitation plan. Our audiologists work with pediatric-trained otolaryngology (ear, nose and throat, or ENT) surgeons to provide comprehensive care. We use current hearing technology and communication training to help children develop listening and language skills.

Our professionals use a variety of methods to find the source of a hearing problem and determine treatment. We routinely assess patients scheduled for speech-language evaluations to determine if hearing may be an underlying factor in a child’s speech and language difficulties.

We also address problems related to recognizing and interpreting sounds. A child with auditory processing disorder has difficulty with how the brain processes, or hears, auditory information. This type of disorder may cause difficulties with listening, understanding speech and following directions. It’s not a result of permanent hearing loss, attention difficulties or a developmental disorder. Children must be at least 7 years old for an auditory processing evaluation.

In addition, pediatric audiologists provide vestibular rehabilitation services, including comprehensive evaluation and treatment, to identify and relieve symptoms of ear-related balance problems.

We offer our audiology services at all Children’s outpatient neighborhood locations except Sandy Plains. Call 404-785-7174 for more information or to make an appointment.

Learn more about vestibular rehabilitation

Learn more about our services to address hearing loss, including cochlear implants


Physical therapy

Our pediatric-trained physical therapists are leaders in treating children. We work with patients and their families to set individualized goals for physical therapy.

Learn more about physical therapy at Children's 

Occupational therapy

Pediatric occupational therapy teaches patients to reach independence through self-care activities important to daily living. Our pediatric occupational therapists use age-appropriate methods to maximize a patient’s potential through positive, team-oriented treatments. This helps children, adolescents and young adults at home, school and play and in the community.

Learn more about occupational therapy at Children's

Speech-language pathology

Identifying and treating speech, language and voice problems as early as possible helps children meet their full potential. Pediatric speech-language pathologists at Children’s help correct those problems with the expertise, diagnostic tools and treatment methods that help children develop strong speech and language skills.

Learn more about speech-language pathology at Children's

Our Unique Approach

Children’s has had more than 88,000 patient visits to our outpatient rehab facilities every year for the past five years for a wide array of conditions. Our high patient volumes mean our rehab team is more experienced and better equipped to meet the needs of growing and developing patients. 

Quality care

High patient volume is a testament to the high-quality care we provide. We ensure patient care quality in several ways:

  • We offer our outpatient rehab services at nine neighborhood locations, which gives our patients the care they need, where they need it.
  • Our staff—including audiologists, physical and occupational therapists, speech-language pathologists, and other professionals—helps patients regain and improve their independence. 
  • We involve each patient’s family in therapy so rehab can continue at home, allowing patients to relearn skills and recover more quickly.
  • Therapists from our different locations share progress and information to be sure the best possible care is given to all patients. 
  • We offer several pediatric specialty programs and services that help patients build function and independence, including:

Children's uses Episodes of Care, a specialized approach to developing individualized treatment plans for patients. This helps therapists identify the goals and level of intensity appropriate for a patient's rehab care. Episodes of Care consists of four treatments paths:

  • Intensive therapy: Frequent visits for a limited amount of time (three or more a week)
  • Weekly therapy: Regular visits for a limited amount of time (one or two a week)
  • Periodic therapy: One or two visits per month
  • Consultative therapy: Visits scheduled as needed

Meet the Team

Meet the outpatient rehabilitation team

Locations

Children's at Forsyth

410 Peachtree Parkway, The Collection at Forsyth

Cumming, GA 30041-7407

Children's Medical Office Building at Scottish Rite hospital

5461 Meridian Mark Road NE

Atlanta, GA 30342-1654

Children's at Alpharetta Highway

11835 Alpharetta Highway

Roswell, GA 30076-4929

Children's at Cobb

1371 Church Street Extension

Marietta, GA 30060-7913

Children's at Fayette

1265 Highway 54 West

Fayetteville, GA 30214-4526

Children's at Mount Zion

2201 Mount Zion Parkway

Morrow, GA 30260-3312

Children's at North Druid Hills

1605 Chantilly Drive NE

Atlanta, GA 30324-3269

Children's at Sandy Plains

3618 Sandy Plains Road

Marietta, GA 30066-3020