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Children’s Rehabilitation Team

Pre-school children (~0-5 years)

Services offered by the Children's Rehabilitation Team are available to preschool-age children at either the Woodbridge Centre located in Fredericton or the Upper River Valley Hospital located in Waterville. Triaging of clients between locations is based on the reason for referral, the diagnosis, and their proximity to the available services.


The Children's Rehab Team offers a wide range of outpatient rehabilitation services. The team consists of Physiotherapists, Occupational Therapists, Speech-Language Pathologists, Dietitians and Social Workers specialized in paediatric care. Examples of the many services the team provides are: neonatal follow-up assessments; developmental therapy; feeding/swallowing assessments; parent/caregiver training; augmentative communication training; seating/positioning assessments; and play-based exercise programs.


Children may be seen by the full team, a partial team, or may be referred to single service options depending on the reason for referral. Initial screenings or assessments will determine a child's treatment plan and, specifically, which disciplines will be involved based on the child's needs.


The Children's Rehab Team works with pre-school age children diagnosed with a wide variety of conditions including: Cerebral Palsy (CP); Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD); Down's Syndrome; Spina Bifida; Muscular Dystrophy; developmental delays; and infants born prematurely or are considered high risk. If you have any questions about a child's eligibility, please contact the team at the contact information below.


Referrals can be made by physicians, other health care professionals, or parents/caregivers by calling the Children's Rehab Team reception desk, or by submitting a referral form by fax or by mail to the attention of the Children's Rehab Team. Please see below for full contact information at both upper and lower river locations:


The Woodbridge Centre

180 Woodbridge Street

Fredericton, NB

E3B 4R3

Phone: (506) 452-5611

Fax: (506) 452-5661


Upper River Valley Hospital

11300 Route 130

Waterville, NB

E7P 1H1

Phone: (506) 375-2569

Fax: (506) 375-2840


School-age children (5 years+)

Paediatric rehabilitation services for school-age children (5+) are available through other organizations such as Extra-Mural Program New Brunswick the Department of Education and Early Childhood Development, and the Stan Cassidy Centre for Rehabilitation. Services in Physiotherapy, Occupational Therapy, and Dietetics are also available at the Dr. Everett Chalmers Regional Hospital (DECRH) or at the Upper River Valley Hospital (URVH). Please contact these facilities directly to determine a child's eligibility for services.

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