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Oxford Children’s Rehabilitation Service

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Neurorehabilitation

Paediatric Neurorehabilitation aims to reduce disability and preserve function in a child or young person affected by a neurological condition, brain or spinal injury.

Neurorehabilitation helps enable a child or young person to reach an optimal level of functioning on all levels (i.e. physical, cognitive, social, communication and emotional) and to help them move towards successful participation in meaningful activities within their local community.

The Paediatric neurorehabilitation team is based across sites at the Oxford Children’s Hospital and the Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre, both are located in Headington in Oxford. When a child is admitted to the children’s hospital following a neurological or spinal injury they will first be seen by the acute team; this includes doctors, nurses, physiotherapists, occupational therapists and speech and language therapists. When appropriate for more intensive input the acute team will ask the rehab team to take over.

Paediatric Neurorehabilitation Team

The team comprises:

  • Carol Beaumont
    Physiotherapist
  • Charlotte Jones and Anne Myhill (both work part-time)
    Occupational Therapists
  • Emma Glisson and Jennifer Reading
    Speech and Language Therapists
  • Emma Dunford
    Clinical Psychologist
  • Charlotte Evans
    Clinical Psychologist in Neuropsychology
  • Kate Scarff
    Neuropsychologist

On meeting the team an initial session will be carried out with two or more of the above team members.

We will work with you to plan meaningful goals and tailor your therapy sessions to help you achieve these.

We will give you a timetable for all your rehabilitatiaon sessions, and you will also attend the hospital school.

Once you no longer need to be in hospital, but still require rehabilitation from the therapy team, you will continue to see the same team at the Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre as an outpatient for two weeks.

We will support you to return to the community, and refer you to local therapists if needed to continue to work on your goals.

If you live outside Oxfordshire you will have the opportunity to stay in a local hotel for the two weeks, to limit time spent travelling.

You will follow a timetable programme whilst receiving outpatient therapy.

Example Neurorehabilitation timetable

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
11:30
Meet and greet
10:30 - 11.30
Psychology
  10:30 - 11.30
Psychology
 
12:00
Goal setting
11:30 - 12:30
OT
11:30 - 12:30
OT
11:30 - 12:30
OT
11:00 - 12:00
Physio
12:30 - 13:30
Lunch (snack)
12:30 - 13:30
Lunch (provided)
12:30 - 13:30
Lunch (provided)
12:30 - 13:30
Lunch (provided)
12:30 - 13:30
Lunch (provided)
13:30 - 14:30
School
13:30 - 14:30
School
13:30 - 14:30
School
13:30 - 14:30
School
13:30 - 14:30
School
14:30 - 15:15
OT
14:30 - 15:30
Physio
14:30 - 15:30
Aquatic therapy
14:30 - 15:30
Physio
14:30 - 15:30
Goal review session
15:15 - 16:00
Physio
15:30 - 16:30
SLT
15:30 - 16:30
SLT
15:30 - 16:30
SLT