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 experience.

  • 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 results.

  • 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.

  • Be 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 with us.

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!

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