Offering diagnosis and treatment of communication, hearing, and swallowing disorders
Published: May 10, 2011
Updated: Nov. 3, 2011
When the medical team feels your child is ready to leave the hospital, they will provide guidance and direction on your child’s next steps in recovery. The speech-language pathologist and other team members all have input in the therapy and discharge plan.
Discharge from the hospital may happen before your child has completed all stages of recovery, and it's important to remember that every child, injury, and situation is different.
There are many options for your child to continue to receive therapeutic services and support after your family leaves the hospital.
The following are common options after hospital discharge:
Your child may be discharged home. Rehabilitation may not be recommended, but your child should be monitored for difficulties in the future.
Once home, your child may seem back to normal physically; however, your child may still have some difficulty with communication, behavior, or thinking skills.
If your child shows any of these signs, report them to your doctor:
Notify your physician immediately if your child demonstrates any of the following behaviors: