Rehabilitation Facilities

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Registered: 10-03-2003
Rehabilitation Facilities
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Fri, 10-03-2003 - 1:35pm
I am an Interior Design student and I am designing a Pediatric Rehabilitation Center for my thesis. I was wondering if I could get any feedback from parents of children who may have experienced rehabilitation, that is Physical, Occupational, or Speech-Pathology.

It is completely on a voluntary basis, and it the information will be used anonymously.

I would like feedback on your experience with the rehabilitation clinic, what worked, what did not. Any additional information that deals with the physical environment, not the actual health services would be greatly appreciated.

THANKS!

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Registered: 06-25-2003
Fri, 10-03-2003 - 3:46pm
Most of our therapy taks place at home in a sumptuous setting of post-war chaotic mishmash. This works well for us ;)

Seriously though: Light and lighting is very important. As much natural light as possible, but not direct sunlight and not so much transparency -the outside world can be too distracting. Skylights might be good. flurescents (sp) are not good.

You also need individual work cubes for on-one one as well as a gymn (for OT and PT) with well defined areas for therapy vs traffic.

HTH

good luck.

-Paula

-Paula

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Registered: 07-11-2003
Fri, 10-03-2003 - 5:47pm

For the most part my children do their rehab in-home as well, that's actually the norm for younger children and autistics.