Rehabilitation and Behavioral Health Services

  • Phone: (989) 492-7766
  • Fax: (989) 495-0532
Rehabilitation and Behavioral Health Services
Pediatric Center

32 S. Homer Road Midland, MI 48640

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Hours of Operation

Sunday: Closed
Monday: 7:30AM-6:00PM
Tuesday: 7:30AM-6:00PM
Wednesday: 7:30AM-6:00PM
Thursday: 7:30AM-6:00PM
Friday: 7:30AM-6:00PM
Saturday: Closed

For more information or referral assistance, please call (989) 492-7766.

About

The Pediatric Center for Rehabilitation and Behavioral Health offers a full range of pediatric services designed to help children of all ages reach their highest level of developmental function. Our therapists work in collaboration with parents and other caregivers to help children develop and enhance their physical, communication, behavioral and functional skills. This includes evaluating and treating children with a variety of orthopedic, neurological and developmental impairments, as well as those with speech, language, memory, swallowing or neurological disorders. The Center is also pleased to offer evidenced-based autism intervention through Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA), which focuses on programs that are individualized to each child’s specific needs. In all cases, our overall goal is to help each child meet their full potential and to increase their likelihood of success in all areas of life.

We offer specialized treatment for children of all ages which incorporates therapeutic play and recreational activities to address the individual goals of the child and family. Therapists work closely with physicians, schools and early intervention providers to optimize the function of the child.

Members of the pediatric rehabilitation team include occupational therapists, physical therapists and speech therapists that work together on a coordinated plan of care for each child.

Types of Therapy Offered

Occupational Therapy

Pediatric occupational therapists evaluate and treat children 0-18 years old and focus on fine motor control, visual motor and perceptual skills, self-help skills, cognitive skills, sensory processing and feeding skills. These activities promote functional independence in self-care, play and school. Occupational therapists may provide orthopedic splinting or positioning.

Special Interests:

  • Autism
  • Fine Motor Development
  • Pediatric Throwing Athletes

Physical Therapy

Pediatric physical therapists evaluate and treat children with a variety of orthopedic, neurological and developmental impairments. Physical therapists are movement specialists and address gross motor skills, strength, flexibility, motor control and posture for enhanced functional abilities and maximum independence with functional mobility. Physical therapists also work together with orthotists and medical equipment providers to obtain orthotics and seating/mobility equipment.

Special Interests:

  • Autism
  • Neurological
  • Orthopedics
  • Torticollis

Speech Therapy

Pediatric speech-language pathologists evaluate and treat a variety of pediatric patients for speech, language, memory, swallowing and neurological disorders that interfere with communication. Speech and language therapists use advanced techniques to help children achieve maximum communication capability, functional capacity and social potential.

Special Interests:

  • Autism
  • Fluency
  • Swallowing disorders
Photo of the Rehabilitation Services staff at the Pediatric Center in Midland, Michigan.

Pediatric Center Rehabilitation Services Staff

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Hallway

Photo of hallway at the Pediatric Center in Midland, Michigan.

Hallway

Photo of rehabiltation equipment at the Pediatric Center in Midland, Michigan.

Pediatric Center Rehabilitation Equipment

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Therapist with a Young Boy

Photo of a therapist with a young girl at the Pediatric Center in Midland, Michigan.

Therapist with a Young Girl

Related Locations

Common Pediatric Diagnoses Treated

  • Apraxia/Dyspraxia
  • Autism Spectrum Disorder
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Congenital Anomalies
  • Developmental Delay
  • Down Syndrome
  • Feeding and Swallowing Disorders
  • Fluency and Voice Disorders
  • Food Aversions
  • Hearing Impaired/Cochlear Implants
  • Hypotonia
  • Little League Shoulder and Elbow Injuries/Strengthening
  • Neurological Diagnoses
  • Orthopedic Diagnoses
  • Phonological Process Disorders
  • Pragmatic Disorders
  • Speech and Language Delay
  • Spina Bifida
  • Torticollis
  • Traumatic Brain injury

Applied Behavior Analysis & Telemedicine

Applied Behavior Analysis

MidMichigan is also proud to partner with Community Mental Health for Central Michigan (CMHCM) to offer Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA). ABA is an evidenced-based autism intervention that follows a scientific approach to increase positive behaviors and replace challenging behaviors with functional skills. It focuses on programs that are individualized to meet each child’s specific needs. Children are assessed, and programs are developed to increase children’s skills in the areas of language and communication, social and play skills, as well as adaptive skills and others. Decreasing unwanted behavior is also addressed through the use of functional behavior assessments and targeted interventions. The overall goal is to help each child meet his/her potential and to increase their likelihood of success in all areas of life.

A Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) will evaluate the needs of each child and tailor a program that will be implemented by behavior technicians through 1:1 therapy. Therapy time is meant to be a pleasant experience for children, with playful interaction as the major means of teaching. Parents play an important role in the therapy process by participating in parent training sessions provided by the BCBA. In these sessions, parents will learn how to help their child generalize the skills learned in the clinic, so the new behaviors will be maintained at home.

ABA is available through CMHCM to Medicaid-eligible youth up to age 21 who have been diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder. Individualized and intensive interventions are provided for up to 25 hours per week in home, in centers, and in community settings.

Telemedicine

MidMichigan Health has a telemedicine program that expands patient access to specialists through telemedicine visits. Visits are conducted by a therapist trained in both equipment operation and clinical processes, allowing remote care to provide a thorough exam and treatment.

Visiting Restrictions

To mitigate the spread of COVID-19, we are currently limiting the number of visitors/support persons in all facilities. Please check Visitor Information for details.