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September 29, 2013

Pediatric Rehab

By BRIAN SMITH

Pediatric Rehab, 1836 Santa Fe Dr. in Weatherford, helps serve the very special needs of extraordinary kids and their families.

Administrator Diane Beaver, who opened her first location in Fort Worth in 2007 after 12 years as CFO for another similar company, said the Weatherford location opened in March and has been doing very well. Beaver found many of her “kiddos” and their parents were coming from Weatherford and Mineral Wells to Fort Worth to have the occupational, physical and speech therapy services performed, so she began looking into another facility.

She began looking for a second location in November 2011 but admits it took her a while. After finding her Weatherford location, she admits it was a top to bottom remodel to get the facility right.

Beaver said her five employees work with children from as young as one month old up to age 21 but the average age is between four and eight years old. Children sometimes require rehabilitative services to ensure their proper health and development. The center’s goal is to ensure clients reach their fullest potential, using a specifically designed plan to do so.

In each plan, therapy is implemented to appear like play to the child, many who suffer with autism, speech delay or sensory processing disorders. At Pediatric Rehab, a room is set up like a gym with specially designed swing sets and crash pads. Therapists work together as a team using five specially designed treatment rooms and regularly consult with a child’s physician to ensure continuity of care.

Some children also undergo occupational therapy, which is commonly thought of something adults undergo to learn how to redo a job after an injury. Beaver says it’s very similar for a child, except the child may be learning  their “job” in the form of improving or developing fine motor skills, social interaction or something as simple as learning how to dress themselves.

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