Programs that link people who have temporary or permanent disabilities with physical therapists, occupational therapists, speech and language therapists, respiratory therapists and other qualified rehabilitation professionals who can improve or restore the individual’s functioning, independence and overall quality of life.
Programs that provide rehabilitation and/or habilitation services. Rehabilitation services involve a combination of treatment and education services which are designed to restore maximum functioning, a sense of well-being and a personally satisfying level of independence for individuals who have temporary or permanent disabilities. Habilitation services involve a combination of treatment and education services which are designed to either increase or maintain the physical, intellectual, emotional, and social functioning of individuals who have not reached age-appropriate developmental milestones.
The above terms and definitions are part of the Taxonomy of Human Services, used here by permission of INFO LINE of Los Angeles.