CRIT USA

Care and Treatment

The care and treatment of each child at the Children’s Rehabilitation Institute of TeletonUSA (CRIT-USA) is based on our successful Model of Care, which is personalized for each patient and family’s needs. After learning about the conditions we treat, it is important to learn more about how we approach rehabilitation, the capabilities of our facilities, and the extensive team of medical consultants who make it all possible.

Model of Care

OUR MODEL: MULTI-DISCIPLINARY AND HOLISTIC FAMILY CENTERED CARE

Our model of care at CRIT-USA serves children from birth to 18 years of age with neurological, muscular and skeletal disabilities through comprehensive rehabilitation, promoting their full development and inclusion in society, while recognizing and safeguarding the dignity of the person. Our innovative model of care recognizes that a disability requires treatment from multiple perspectives, not just traditional medical rehabilitation, and provides a comprehensive approach involving four pillars with emphasis on family education. The four pillars of care are provided concurrently as part of a treatment plan. This approach improves outcomes because it addresses the whole person and the whole family. The four pillars of our model of care are:

Model of Care

OUR APPROACH

Our approach to care is based on teamwork. At CRIT USA we have all the specialists not just under the same roof but often in the same room communicating and coordinating treatment plans for our persons served and their families.

In addition, treatment at CRIT USA involves the whole family. From activities of daily living to robotic gait training; parents, siblings, and grandparents learn how to help their loved one. At CRIT USA, families do not wait in the lobby. They pick up a family workbook and they get involved. They are given tools to improve the quality of life of not just the person served but the whole family.

You will see parents in the pool helping therapists administer hydrotherapy to improve muscle tone.You will see Grandpa in the sensory room on the floor helping baby to observe all the lights, sounds, and textures that improve the child’s ability to hold his head up or sit up straight. And it is not unusual to see mom helping her son or daughter on the Lokomat® or a sibling helping her brother with the Special Projects recreational therapy program. When the whole family gets involved they become empowered and outcomes improve.

ACCEPTANCE PROCESS

In order to be accepted at CRIT USA a child must have a neurological, skeletal and/or muscular disability that limits the child’s activity or restricts their participation in society. This disability is typically associated with another type of health condition in the child as well. The child must also be between 0 to 17.6 years of age at acceptance.

Before a child can receive treatment at CRIT-USA, they must apply for enrollment by calling the center and registering. Once registered, the child will be placed on a waiting list until a spot opens up. When a spot opens up, the child’s family will be contacted with a date for the initial evaluation process. Referrals from community physicians are also accepted.

ATTENDING PHYSICIAN

The initial evaluation process will consist of a 90 minute visit with a physician specializing in pediatric Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, which we call the Attending Physician. The Attending Physician will determine if the person served meets the inclusion criteria for acceptance to the center. If the Attending Physician accepts the person served at CRIT-USA, they will prescribe the person served to receive initial evaluations with Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Speech Therapy, Psychology, Recreational Therapy, Social Work, Volunteers (for Spirituality Program) as well as receiving a Patient Orientation talk with our Patient Services department where all the rules and regulations of the center are discussed. After all the initial evaluations are completed, the Attending Physician will coordinate with all the providers, through different clinics, that performed an initial evaluation on the person served so a comprehensive and integrated treatment plan with detailed goals is devised and followed. The family of the person served will agree to commit and follow the plan of care and a contract will be signed by them to this end.

SOCIAL INCLUSION FOR ALL

Our model of care promotes a child’s full development and inclusion in society. We foster a culture that encourages the social inclusion of people with disabilities. Every day we work towards increasing awareness and inspiring a more inclusive, accepting world for children with disabilities and their families while empowering them to live their lives to the fullest potential. Our vision is a nation where every child and every family can live full, joyful lives and have access to state-of-the-art rehabilitation, regardless of their ability to pay.

Description Image

Conditions We Treat

The Children’s Rehabilitation Institute of TeletonUSA (CRIT-USA) offers services to children with disabilities and their families from birth to 18 years of age. We treat a range of conditions using our specialized Model of Care that focuses on the child and family as a whole. Our medical staff is specialized to treat and our rehabilitation center was specifically built for children with the following conditions:

 

  • Mild to severe cerebral palsy
  • brain Injury (TBI)
  • Neuromuscular diseases.
  • Spinal cord injury
  • Amputees and skeletal disorders
  • Congenital and genetic diseases
  • Developmental Delay (newborn to 3 years)

 

If we don’t treat one of your child’s conditions, we can give you guidance on another hospital or facility that does. Our ultimate goal is to assist children with disabilities and their families in any way we can, including leading them to another facility that can help if a child’s needs demand it.

 

Please don’t hesitate to contact us if you have any questions.

 

 

Facilities + Technology

The Children’s Rehabilitation Institute is part of the largest private pediatric rehabilitation system in the world, treating more than 198,000 patients in its nearly 20 years of existence. The CRIT-USA in San Antonio, Texas, opened its doors in November 2014 to provide a place of treatment and care to children with disabilities and their families in the United States. Our center is unique, with its facilities built exclusively for treating the child and family as a whole. Throughout our entire center, there is an aura of fun, love and care that makes all of our children feel safe and thrive in an environment that is made for them.

 

Our state-of-the-art facilities include:

 

  • Classrooms
  • Multi-sensory room: Using varying lights and sounds, this room is designed to help stimulate the five senses. It can either stimulate or calm, depending on what each patient needs.
  • La Casita/The Little House: A room designed to mimic the challenges patients face in their everyday lives. Here, they are able to learn how to overcome these challenges.
  • Pablo and Armeo: Two state-of-the-art machines designed to help with coordination, balance, fine motor skills and strength.
  • Physical Therapy Room: There are over 100 pieces of equipment designed to provide a safe healing environment. This space also houses the Lokomat, a one-of-a-kind robot that models gait and encourages ambulation, which helps teach children how to walk.
  • Aquatics: Our therapy swimming pool is used to help patients increase strength and mobility, while decreasing pain.

 

All of the different rooms and technologies for treatment reflect our approach to treatment by offering the best of a wide range of care that can be formulated to each child’s need, while always keeping the family in mind and involved in the rehabilitation process.

Description Image

Medical Consultants

CRIT-USA has doctors and team members with specialized training that expand over a range of needs to ensure each child and family receive appropriate care, with the physiatrist developing a specific plan for them. Having a team of professionals with varied expertise allows us to approach each child’s care holistically while still focusing on his or her specific treatment needs. Our range of medical consultants include, but aren’t limited to:

 

  • Pediatrician
  • Pediatric Neurologist
  • Pediatric Nutritionist
  • Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Doctors
  • Physical Therapy
  • Occupational Therapists
  • Respiratory Therapists
  • Speech and Language Therapists
  • Psychologists and Counselors
  • Social Workers (Case management)
  • Rehabilitation Engineer
  • Nurses
  • Volunteers

 

 

Our staff is a team that is committed to every child and family’s improvement, success and well-being. Having medical staff from various backgrounds allows us to better address each of our patient’s unique needs. If you have any questions about our staff, please call us at 1.844.206.4512 or contact us via the button below.

 

TeletonUSA Foundation

Choose your language | Elije tu idioma