monitoring | recreational therapy | peer-modeling
Ages 6 weeks to 21 years

Nursing services (or Pediatric Prescribed Skilled Nursing) is a program offered to children who are deemed medically fragile by a physician and require nursing care. Our unique service provides families with a safe, loving environment for their child to receive medical care during daytime hours. Nursing services also provides recreational therapy to each patient and offers each child the opportunity to receive physical, speech, occupational, and feeding therapies, as needed, while at Special Kids. Our nursing patients are also included in a peer-modeling program and a nutrition program to help them with their developmental needs.

Special Kids' team of registered nurses and licensed practical nurses work to provide the best care possible for each child. The nursing program operates under the supervision of a pediatrician who is familiar with each child and their diagnosis.

Examples of treated diagnoses include:

  • Alagille Syndrome

  • Brain Injuries

  • Cancer

  • Cerebral Palsy

  • Certain types of Diabetes

  • Failure to Thrive (FTT)

  • Heart Defects

  • NeuroEndocrine Hyperplasia of Infancy (NEHI)

  • Spina Bifida

  • Transplants

This list is not comprehensive as a variety of diagnoses can qualify a child for nursing services.



How does my child get started?
Learn more about Recreational Therapy.
Learn more about Peer-Modeling (EQUIP).
Learn more about our Nutrition program.


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Please contact us if you have any questions about how nursing services may help your child.