Preparing for Admission
You have taken the first step and identified a rehabilitation
program for your child with a brain injury, but now what? We’ve put together a list of suggestions that
will help prepare you and your child for a successful rehabilitation
- Talk to
your child. Keeping open
communication with your child about their injury and rehabilitation is a key
component to success. Let your child
know that you are in this together.
- Be clear
and realistic with your expectations. Every
child is different and will move through our continuum of care at his or her
own pace. Be patient and you will see
- Stay in
touch. Whether distance allows for frequent visits or not, we encourage you
to talk to your child daily about what they are doing. Ask them to review their day and the progress
they have made. Take notes and follow up
with your case manager with any questions you may have.
- Know your
child’s goals and strategies. The
more you know, the more you will be able to work on these skill sets with your
child once they return home.
involved. Don’t be afraid to ask
questions and stay informed. Ask to sit
in on some therapy sessions. If you have
a concern, check it out.
- Know the
staff. Introduce yourself to the
treatment team, shift supervisor and anyone else working with your child.
Visit What to Bring to learn what your child will want
to bring to ensure that they feel comfortable and at-home during their stay
Visit Resources for information on family support
groups, state organizations and more.
Contact us today by calling 800-743-6802 for more information or to make a referral to one of our adolescent & pediatric programs!