Programs to Fit Your Child's Needs

Outpatient Rehabilitation

This type of rehabilitation does not require overnight stays. It is for children who need one or more types of therapy to improve their function and independence.

We offer several types of outpatient therapy, including:
  • Physical therapy
  • Occupational therapy
  • Speech-language pathology
  • Neuropsychology

Day Rehabilitation

This type of outpatient care is for children who need a combination of physical, occupational and/or speech-language therapies after a recent hospitalization or significant change in their status.

Your child will have a case manager who will help the care team provide and coordinate therapy for your child.

We only offer this type of care at certain Northwestern Medicine outpatient rehabilitation locations.

Inpatient Rehabilitation

At Northwestern Medicine Marianjoy Rehabilitation Hospital, our compassionate, multidisciplinary care team is with you and your child every step of the way. We will work with your family to help your child reach their goals while offering a wide range of rehabilitation options tailored to your child’s needs.

Inpatient therapy sessions are intended to maximize your child's recovery. Children typically receive up to 15 hours of therapy per week, dependent on their needs.

For more information or admission to the inpatient program, click here or call 630.909.8920

Your Child's Treatment Plan

First, the care team will assess your child’s impairments and needs. Then, they will recommend therapy services. The care team will answer your questions and explain the services they recommend.

The care team will design a therapy plan to fit your child’s needs. The plan will also address physical, neurological or cognitive impairments caused by:

  • Developmental delays (gross and fine motor skills)
  • Feeding/swallowing disorders
  • Orthopaedic/gait disorders
  • Sensory integration issues
  • Speech delays

Recommended therapy services may include:


Pediatric Physical Therapy

Helps children:

  • Reach physical developmental milestones
  • Restore functions after a serious injury
  • Improve their mobility
  • Get stronger
  • Relieve pain

Pediatric Occupational Therapy

Helps children be as independent as possible in:

  • Everyday activities
  • Fine motor skills
  • Visual processing
  • Sensory processing

Pediatric Speech Language Pathology

Helps children who have a hard time:

  • Speaking
  • Understanding speech
  • Using language
  • Eating and swallowing

Schedule an Appointment

For more information or to schedule a visit for pediatric outpatient therapy, please call 630.933.1500.

Meet the Team


Pediatric physiatrists – physicians specializing in physical medicine and rehabilitation for children and young adults – help your child achieve their highest level of function and become more independent. They treat various diagnoses and conditions and may recommend treatment options specific to your child’s needs, including therapy.

Meet the Northwestern Medicine Pediatric Physiatrists



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