Rehabilitation Services

Helping children achieve their full potential

Premature birth, medical conditions, illness, injury or surgery can delay or interrupt your child’s normal growth and development. We work with children who have trouble meeting developmental markers or participating in common activities. 


Specialized care for your child
Infants, children and teens have unique rehabilitation needs. Our therapists are trained to evaluate and care for children of all ages and at all stages of development. We use the most up-to-date tests and measures to help your child develop, improve or regain skills. We have extensive experience treating children with complex medical conditions. We will work with University of Minnesota Physician's pediatric specialists to design a plan specific to your child's needs, set goals to measure success and work with your child's health care providers and community services, including social services, home care, school systems and other resources to provide the best rehabilitation for your child. Once treatment at the hospital is complete, our therapists work with the family and providers whom your child will see during follow-up care, to ensure a smooth transition.

At Fairview Rehabilitation Services, we'll help your child reach his or her maximum potential - mentally and physically.

Family involvement is the key
We encourage your family to be an active part of the rehabilitation team. You provide valuable information about your child's needs, skills and home, school and community environments. We will teach you how to continue treatment at home, at school and in the community.

Expert care
We have a dedicated, enthusiastic team that is committed to helping your child succeed to the best of his or her ability. Our audiologists, occupational therapists, physical therapists and speech and language pathologists are experts in pediatric rehabilitation. Many have advanced training and certifications. Their commitment to learning the latest techniques and procedures shows their commitment to helping children.

Featuring the Pediatric Feeding Clinic

The Feeding Clinic evaluates children of all ages with feeding issues. You must have a referral to make an appointment for your child. A single session at the clinic can address questions and concerns from the simple to the complex.  Our team includes a speech-language pathologist (SLP), occupational therapist (OT) and a registered dietitian (RD). They may recommend and refer your child to a psychologist or social worker for other services.

Medical conditions appropriate for referral

  • Tube feed transitions
  • Failure to thrive due to motor delays
  • Delayed developmental feeding milestones
  • Texture aversion
  • Abnormalities of mouth/throat that interfere with feeding
  • Behavioral issues
  • Sensory issues that interfere with eating
  • Feeding issues related to reflux
  • Feeding issues related to prematurity

Physicians, to refer a patient, contact Central Scheduling at 612-273-2897, fax: 612-273-6057.
Additional programs and services

  • Assistive technology, augmentative communication, computer access and environmental controls
  • Aural rehabilitation (cochlear implants/hearing impairments)
  • Custom wheelchair seating and mobility
  • Occupational therapy
  • Orthopaedic bracing and limb prosthetics
  • Physical therapy
  • Sensory integration and praxis testing and treatment
  • Speech-language pathology
  • Visual rehabilitation

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Meet your care team

Occupational Therapy

Physical Therapy

Speech-Language Pathology

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Fairview features nearly 4,000 providers practicing at over 200 locations throughout the Minneapolis/St. Paul metro area and beyond. Fairview Clinics, University of Minnesota Physicians and our independent partner clinics provide an exceptional care experience, while lowering the overall costs of health care.
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