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Children’s Rehabilitation Team

Pre-school children (~0-5 years)

Services offered by the Children’s Rehabilitation Team are available to preschool-age children at either the Woodbridge Centre located in Fredericton or the Upper River Valley Hospital located in Waterville. Triaging of clients between locations is based on the reason for referral, the diagnosis, and their proximity to the available services.

The Children’s Rehab Team offers a wide range of outpatient rehabilitation services. The team consists of Physiotherapists, Occupational Therapists, Speech-Language Pathologists, Dietitians and Social Workers specialized in paediatric care. Examples of the many services the team provides are: neonatal follow-up assessments; developmental therapy; feeding/swallowing assessments; parent/caregiver training; augmentative communication training; seating/positioning assessments; and play-based exercise programs.

Children may be seen by the full team, a partial team, or may be referred to single service options depending on the reason for referral. Initial screenings or assessments will determine a child’s treatment plan and, specifically, which disciplines will be involved based on the child’s needs.

The Children’s Rehab Team works with infants and pre-school age children with a wide variety of developmental conditions including:

  • Cerebral Palsy (CP)
  • Down’s Syndrome
  • Spina Bifida
  • Muscular Dystrophy
  • Developmental delays; and
  • Infants born prematurely or are considered high risk

If you have any questions about a child’s eligibility, please contact the team at the contact information below.

For children with Autism Spectrum Disorder, the Children’s Rehab Team does not diagnose Autism. The Children’s Rehab Team acts in a consultation role with the local autism intervention teams.

Referrals can be made by physicians, other health care professionals, or parents/caregivers by calling the Children’s Rehab Team reception desk, or by submitting a referral form by fax or by mail to the attention of the Children’s Rehab Team. Please see below for full contact information at both upper and lower river locations.

School-age children (5 years+)

Paediatric rehabilitation services for school-age children (5+) are available through other organizations such as Extra-Mural Program New Brunswick, the Department of Education and Early Childhood Development, and the Stan Cassidy Centre for Rehabilitation. Services in Physiotherapy, Occupational Therapy, and Dietetics are also available at the Dr. Everett Chalmers Regional Hospital (DECRH) or at the Upper River Valley Hospital (URVH). Please contact these facilities directly to determine a child’s eligibility for services.

Horizon locations offering this service:

Facility Name Address Phone
Woodbridge Centre (Fredericton) 180 Woodbridge Street, Fredericton, New Brunswick, E3B 4R3

Facility Name Address Phone
Upper River Valley Hospital (Waterville) 11300 Route 130, Waterville, New Brunswick, E7P 0A4 506-375-5900