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Children's Rehabilitative Services

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The Children's Rehabilitation Service (CRS) is offered by Children's of Mississippi, part of University of Mississippi Medical Center. CRS provides comprehensive multidisciplinary evaluation and treatment for infants, children, and adolescents with physical, developmental, or chronic medical disabilities.

The acute inpatient rehabilitation unit is part of Children's of Mississippi, with the only hospital in Mississippi specially equipped and staffed to treat sick and injured children.

Outpatient care includes initial referrals, consultations, and follow-up for new and previously seen patients. Medical management is coordinated with the entire rehabilitation team. Services for physical therapy, occupational therapy, and speech evaluation and treatment are available.


Children’s Rehabilitation Services is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF). CARF is an organization that accredits rehab programs. Their focus is on the best care a patient and family can receive in a rehab program with an emphasis on a team approach.

CRS received a three-year accreditation from CARF. A three-year accreditation is the highest level of accreditation that a rehab facility can receive. This award shows that CRS not only met, but also has exceeded the standards that CARF set for rehab programs.


Providing habilitative and rehabilitative care for ages birth to 18, the pediatric rehabilitation program is aimed at the optimum development of patients within the limits of their abilities so that they can function with maximum independence in their homes, schools and communities.

Parents, families and caregivers are considered integral members of our rehabilitation team. Their input and feedback are crucial during therapy, team meetings and individual service providers.

An interdisciplinary group of physicians, nurses, allied health professionals and other professionals treats each patient who comes to CRS. The treatment team consists of highly qualified specialists led by the medical director, a professor of pediatric neurology, along with a physiatrist, an expert in rehabilitation. In addition, a full-time nursing staff is available around the clock to provide health care.

The physician and nurses meet the medical needs of the patients and participate directly in the rehabilitation efforts. Pediatric specialists trained to care for the physically and developmentally challenged direct all care for the patients. They provide expertise in:

  • Medical and nursing care
  • Speech therapy
  • Occupational therapy
  • Education
  • Physical therapy
  • Recreation therapy/child life
  • Psychology
  • Neuropsychology
  • Social work
  • Clinical psychology
  • Art therapy

Patients also have access to all the medical subspecialties offered by Children's of Mississippi.