A Unique Approach Just for Teens 

The TIRR Memorial Hermann Inpatient Program for Teens has a highly specialized staff of physicians and rehabilitation professionals who practice a unified, patient-focused and interdisciplinary approach to care.

The program for adolescents focuses on facilitating function and independence by addressing physical, social, psychological, cognitive and communicative needs. By placing a high priority on the involvement of family, we empower the family to solve problems, access resources and feel comfortable in providing care.

Comprehensive Continuum of Care for Teens

Teen posing with football playersAdolescents with disabilities benefit from the continuity of care available to them within TIRR Memorial Hermann’s continuum of services. The continuum includes:

  • Collaboration with the acute care hospital during the initial stages of injury or illness
  • Comprehensive inpatient rehabilitation in a hospital setting
  • Outpatient rehabilitation

Special Services for Teens

The Inpatient Program for Teens offers special services customized to the needs of adolescents, including:

  • Adolescents-only therapeutic group with activities including music therapy, movies, cooking, board games, Nintendo Wii, football, basketball and outings such as the Houston Rodeo, nail salons and nearby restaurants
  • TIRR Memorial Hermann Sports
  • Therapeutic outings to places such as local college campuses for return to school prep
  • Houston Independent School District (HISD) School Program
  • Transition with return to school after injury
  • Transition of equipment to meet teens' growing needs by working with durable medical equipment (DME) professionals

Admission Criteria

Patients admitted to the Program for Teens must be 13 years of age or older. On occasion, a child younger than 13 may be admitted, at the discretion of the attending physician. Children younger than 13 should weigh at least 50 kilograms (110 pounds). Children who are ventilator-dependent are not admitted if they are less than 13 years old.

Patient Stories

  • Logan Schaefer

    Logan Schaefer: Teenager Recovering From Traumatic Brain Injury

    February 4, 2013

    On July 12, 2010, 14-year-old Logan Schaefer had a wakeboarding accident that left him unconscious, unresponsive and seizing following a traumatic brain injury. After an emergency craniotomy to relieve pressure on the brain caused by a subdural hematoma, the following day Logan awakened just long...

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