The Pediatric Rehabilitation and Accredited Education Program of Lakeside Neurologic specializes in the evaluation and treatment of children and adolescents with traumatic brain injury, neurologic injury, and neuropsychiatric disorders. Lakeside serves children and adolescents ages 4 to 17 with varying degrees of impairment, diagnosis, and diverse cultural backgrounds. The rehabilitative treatment of children and adolescents with acquired brain injuries and neuropsychiatric disorders differs greatly from rehabilitation of adults with similar diagnoses. In addition to having knowledge regarding the rehabilitation process, pediatric professionals must have an in-depth knowledge of the growth and development of children. This is because children are constantly growing, changing, and developing.
The Pediatric Program strives to employ a family-centered approach to rehabilitation, recognizing that the family plays an integral part in the rehabilitation process. Since parents often know their child better than anyone else, Lakeside strives to develop collaborative working relationships with parents that build on the strengths and beliefs of the family. Our services are designed to help children successfully re-integrate into the family, home school district or alternative discharge setting. Lakeside Neurologic is accredited by the National Council for Private School Accreditation (NCPSA) in consort with the NCPSA Member Association, Association of Independent Schools of Florida (AISF). This accreditation allows credits earned at Lakeside to transfer to the student’s home district as they continue their education post-discharge. Individualized Education Plans (IEP) are developed for students attending school at Lakeside Neurologic. These plans focus on the individual educational, physical, emotional, and behavioral needs of the student to help them receive an appropriate educational experience. An Education Plan is developed for each child that identifies and outlines individualized long-term goals and short-term objectives. IEPs are reviewed and modified as student needs change.