Pediatric Rehabilitation & Education

Program Overview

The Pediatric Rehabilitation and Accredited Education Program of the Florida Institute for Neurologic Rehabilitation (FINR) specializes in the evaluation and treatment of children and adolescents with traumatic brain injury, neurologic injury, and neuropsychiatric disorders. FINR serves children and adolescents ages 4 to 17 with varying degrees of impairment, diagnosis, and diverse cultural backgrounds. The rehabilitative treatment of children and adolescents with acquired brain injuries and neuropsychiatric disorders differs greatly from rehabilitation of adults with similar diagnoses. In addition to having knowledge regarding the rehabilitation process, pediatric professionals must have an in-depth knowledge of the growth and development of children. This is because children are constantly growing, changing, and developing.

The Pediatric Program strives to employ a family-centered approach to rehabilitation, recognizing that the family plays an integral part in the rehabilitation process. Since parents often know their child better than anyone else, FINR strives to develop collaborative working relationships with parents that build on the strengths and beliefs of the family. Our services are designed to help children successfully re-integrate into the family, home school district or alternative discharge setting.

The Florida Institute for Neurologic Rehabilitation is accredited by the National Council for Private School Accreditation (NCPSA) in consort with the NCPSA Member Association, Association of Independent Schools of Florida (AISF). This accreditation allows credits earned at FINR to transfer to the student’s home district as they continue their education post-discharge. 

Individualized Education Plans (IEP) are developed for students attending school at Florida Institute for Neurologic Rehabilitation. These plans focus on the individual educational, physical, emotional, and behavioral needs of the student to help them receive an appropriate educational experience. An Education Plan is developed for each child that identifies and outlines individualized long-term goals and short-term objectives. IEPs are reviewed and modified as student needs change.

Our Program has the expertise, resources, and experience required to accurately diagnose and treat the most complex manifestations of neurologic impairment and dual diagnoses.

Mission Statement

The Florida Institute for Neurologic Rehabilitation, (FINR) is dedicated to excellence in the provision of rehabilitation, education and vocational services to the survivors of brain injury.

Through the provision of individualized assessment, restorative service and foundational retraining in behavior, psych-social, cognitive, physical functioning, communication, daily living, education and vocational areas, FINR seeks to assist its clients in attaining their maximum level of functioning and quality of life in the most normalized and least restrictive environment.

FINR is also dedicated to promoting public awareness of the needs of brain injured survivors and their families and enriching the knowledge base in the field of rehabilitation through education and training.

Core Values

FINR operates according to the following set of core values:

  • All clients should be given an opportunity for early intervention in medical rehabilitation.
  • All clients’ treatment goals are aimed at achieving the maximum level of functional independence in the least restrictive medical environment.
  • Provide all clients and families with the opportunity to participate in family training and education.
  • FINR is committed to a rehabilitation continuum that ensures continuity of care.


National Council for Private School Accreditation (NCPSA)

Association of Independent Schools of Florida (AISF)

The Joint Commission

  • Behavioral Health (Residential / Group Homes - Adult/Child/Youth)

CARF (Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities)

  • Pediatric Specialty Program
    • Brain Injury Program
      • Residential Rehabilitation Programs