PPEC Speech Therapy

Speech Therapy for PPEC Patients

Children’s Rehab PPEC, established in 1991, is a Prescribed Pediatric Extended Care (PPEC) medical daycare located in Miami Gardens, Florida. PPEC centers, like ours, are designed to provide nursing care, therapeutic services, and developmental intervention to medically fragile children in a group setting. According to Florida requirements, a PPEC facility must offer comprehensive services such as nursing care, personal care, developmental therapies, and more. At Children’s Rehab, we are committed to providing exceptional holistic care, including PPEC speech therapy. While we also offer our services standalone, speech therapy for PPEC patients is integrated into the personalized care plans for children who qualify for our PPEC services.

Our center is built on the belief that every child deserves comprehensive, compassionate care to foster their development. Our multidisciplinary team of professionals is dedicated to ensuring that all aspects of a child’s wellbeing, including their communication skills, are nurtured. By providing an array of services from nursing to PPEC speech therapy, we ensure that each child’s unique needs are met in a supportive and caring environment.

See What Our Clients Say About Us​

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…They go above and beyond to communicate about him. Facility is super clean and spacious. I have done a couple of pop ups and I have NEVER seen an unhappy or mistreated child or employee…
Denise Jaymes
Denise Jaymes
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Phenomenal school that really cares about their students. Very happy with the progress my son has made in the years he’s been enrolled
Shantaria Miller
Shantaria Miller
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My son Sema’j Birkins been good to this school since 1 years old. And it’s the best school for a child with special needs & the staff are amazing 😉
Aida Calviac
Aida Calviac
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More than a PPEC, the place works like a big family. They are all very loving with the children and make them feel at home. It is seen that there is harmony among the staff, they treat each other with great affection and respect...
Muna Sultan
Muna Sultan
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My daughter was approved for 5 months of services with PPEC and with their assistance, I think her health points and outcomes will improve.

Importance of Pediatric Speech Therapy

Pediatric speech therapy is crucial to a child’s development, especially those with communication disorders, as it directly influences their ability to express their thoughts, needs, and emotions. This therapeutic approach not only facilitates better interaction with others but also contributes to cognitive development. In the context of PPEC services, pediatric speech therapy for PPEC patients becomes an essential component of the care plan for children with special needs, as it aids in their overall growth and development.

At Children’s Rehab, we understand that PPEC speech therapy requires a unique level of care and skill. Children grow and evolve intellectually during their therapeutic journey, and our exceptional PPEC speech therapists take great care in facilitating this journey. When a child qualifies for our PPEC services, they benefit from an integrated approach that supports their physical, cognitive, and emotional development.

Benefits of PPEC Speech Therapy for Children

  • Improvement in verbal and non-verbal communication skills
  • Enhanced cognitive development
  • Better social interaction with peers and adults
  • Increased self-confidence and independence
  • Personalized care plan tailored to the child’s specific needs
  • Better understanding and expression of emotions
  • Progress in other areas of development, such as physical and emotional
  • Support for families and caregivers through education and guidance
  • Proactive intervention that can minimize the impact of communication disorders
  • Increased opportunities for socialization and peer interaction in a PPEC setting

Speech therapy addresses our patients’ communication challenges and their ability to eat, drink, and breathe safely. For medically fragile children, the ability to express themselves and enjoy nourishment without complications is paramount. Our speech therapists at Children’s Rehab provide specialized interventions that foster speech and swallowing skills, unlocking new opportunities for these exceptional children to connect, interact, and thrive.

Speech therapy addresses our patients’ communication challenges and their ability to eat, drink, and breathe safely. For medically fragile children, the ability to express themselves and enjoy nourishment without complications is paramount. Our speech therapists at Children’s Rehab provide specialized interventions that foster speech and swallowing skills, unlocking new opportunities for these exceptional children to connect, interact, and thrive.

Comprehensive Care at Children's Rehab PPEC

As a PPEC facility and medical daycare, we provide comprehensive and exceptional care for children. In addition to PPEC speech therapy, we offer nursing care, occupational therapy, physical therapy, and other services. Our staff is composed of dedicated professionals who are passionate about nurturing the potential of every child in our care.

The benefits of our PPEC nursing care extend beyond medical assistance. At Children’s Rehab, we create a nurturing environment that encourages children to explore their potential, foster their abilities, and enjoy their childhood. We believe that every child deserves a chance to thrive, and we dedicate ourselves to make this a reality.

Children's Rehab ppec speech therapists and PPEC speech therapy patients at the movie theater

Benefits of Children's Rehab PPEC Services

At Children’s Rehab PPEC, we offer a comprehensive range of services as a medical daycare and PPEC facility. Beyond exceptional PPEC speech therapy, our care includes nursing, physical therapy, occupational therapy, behavioral therapy, and more. We’re committed to providing our clients with individualized attention, as we understand that each child is unique and has different needs.

Children qualifying for our PPEC speech therapy and other PPEC services can enjoy numerous benefits. Not only do they receive up to 12 hours of care per day with no out-of-pocket costs, but we also provide free transportation, care coordination, and comprehensive nursing services that replace all home nursing care. Our center offers a nurturing environment for social interaction and personalized case management.

Who Our PPEC Speech Therapists Care For

Our team of PPEC speech therapists serves children who qualify for PPEC services and who might receive medication by nurses. These include children needing insulin shots, tube feedings, tracheostomy care, or gastrointestinal tubes. Premature babies often at risk for developing developmental issues also benefit from our services. Children’s Rehab PPEC has a dedicated baby room with cribs, offering constant monitoring to ensure your child’s safety and well-being. Often, non-infant children meeting our qualifying criteria also have developmental delays, physical disabilities, or learning disabilities that necessitate PPEC speech therapy.

Who Qualifies for PPEC Speech Therapy

To qualify for our PPEC speech therapy services, children must be medically fragile or have complex medical needs but be medically stable. They should fall in the age range of birth through 20 years. Typically, if a child already qualifies for home health services, they are likely to qualify for our PPEC services as well.

If you believe your child may qualify for PPEC services, we encourage you to reach out to Children’s Rehab PPEC to schedule a meeting. We can help determine your child’s eligibility and offer a tour of our facility.

How to Apply for PPEC in Florida

To apply and qualify for PPEC services in Florida, please follow these steps:

  1. Contact Children’s Rehab PPEC facility to schedule an initial consultation and tour of our facility.
  2. During the consultation, the PPEC staff will assess your child’s medical history and needs, and determine if they are eligible for PPEC services.
  3. If your child qualifies for PPEC services, the facility will work with you to develop an individualized care plan that meets their unique needs.
  4. Work with your child’s healthcare team and the PPEC facility to coordinate any necessary medical equipment, medications, and supplies.
  5. Once your child’s care plan is in place, they can begin attending PPEC services at the facility for up to 12 hours a day.
  6. As your child’s needs change, the care plan can be adjusted to ensure they receive the highest level of care and support.

It’s important to note that eligibility requirements and application processes may vary between PPEC facilities, so it’s best to contact our facility directly to learn more about specific requirements and application process.

Other PPEC Services Included in Extended Care

We want to reiterate that the services we offer, including PPEC speech therapy, are offered to non-PPEC patients who just need these therapies and do not also need care for medically fragile circumstances. They are also, of course, included as part of the comprehensive care package we provide for our clients who qualify for PPEC. Our services are available up to 12 hours a day, even on Saturdays, and extend after school hours until 6 pm. Our holistic approach to child care includes not just speech and nursing care, but also occupational therapy, physical therapy, behavioral therapy, recreational activities, school & education, and free transportation. We believe in nurturing every aspect of a child’s development, ensuring they grow and prosper in a supportive and caring environment.

Medical Daycare

At our PPEC medical daycare, we deliver all-inclusive care and support tailored for medically complex children. Our goal is to cultivate a warm and interactive environment that contributes to their optimal health and developmental progress.
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Nursing Care

We are committed to giving each child the essential medical attention and developmental training necessary to attain their utmost quality of life. Our team of RNs meet and exceed the state-mandated and industry standards for PPEC facilities.
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Occupational Therapy

We guide children in adapting to their social surroundings by teaching them ways to perform daily tasks independently. We thoroughly assess each child's fine motor skills, routine habits, and social contexts to make informed decisions about their personalized plans.
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Physical Therapy

Our physical therapy approach is dedicated to teaching each child how to overcome their challenges with functional movement and balance. We design individualized programs that may include exercises for low muscle tone, hand-eye coordination drills, and various other techniques.
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Behavioral Therapy

Enabling children to manage their emotions is crucial to their overall well-being. We delve deep into these emotions to identify the root causes of their feelings and thoughts. We empower children to flourish in social environments and enhance their coping abilities.
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Recreational Activities

We organize a wide array of activities throughout the year that bring joy to both our staff and the children. From celebrating birthdays and holidays with catered lunches and games to providing access to Disney+, tablets, Nintendo Switches, and more, we ensure there is always something enjoyable on hand!
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School & Education

Our Miami-Dade County Public Schools special education teacher is proficient in working with children with diverse learning abilities. We design individual education plans aimed at maximizing each child's development through a socially engaging and stimulating curriculum.
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We provide a free transportation service that can pick up your child from anywhere in South Florida. Parents also have the option to personally drop off and pick up their children. Rest assured, a staff member will always accompany children when they are traveling on the bus.
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PPEC services are typically covered by Medicaid and most private insurance plans. Once a child is deemed eligible for PPEC services based on medical necessity, the cost is fully covered, reducing the financial burden on families. Speech therapy for PPEC patients is included.

PPEC speech therapy encompasses a wide range of interventions tailored to each child’s specific needs. Services can include articulation therapy, language intervention activities, and oral-motor or swallowing therapy. Our PPEC speech therapists work closely with each child, their family, and other healthcare providers to create and implement an effective treatment plan.

While home nursing care provides necessary medical support, PPEC services offer a more comprehensive and multidisciplinary approach. Speech therapy for PPEC patients takes place in a supportive, structured, and social environment, allowing children to engage and interact with peers. This social aspect can significantly improve communication skills and foster emotional and cognitive development.

If your medically fragile child also has a developmental delay, they are likely to benefit even more from our PPEC services! Our multidisciplinary team of professionals, including PPEC speech therapists, occupational therapists, and physical therapists, is experienced in working with children with a range of developmental delays. Our individualized care plans focus on meeting each child’s specific needs and maximizing their potential.

Medicaid eligibility is complex and varies from state to state, taking into account factors like family size and specific medical needs. We would recommend reaching out to your local Medicaid office or a social worker for the most current and accurate information regarding income limits for qualifying for PPEC services with Medicaid.