Specialists at Hassenfeld Children’s Hospital help children who have obesity and sleep apnea to lose weight. Our registered dietitians can help you create a healthy menu for your child that is rich in fruits and vegetables and low in sugar and saturated and trans fats. Our doctors may also recommend an exercise program to help your child lose weight and breathe more easily at night.
Children who have had surgery to insert a tracheostomy tube or have facial anatomy that makes it difficult to talk may benefit from speech therapy. Speech–language pathologists at Rusk Rehabilitation help children who are recovering from surgery at Hassenfeld Children’s Hospital and on an outpatient basis.
Support for Children with Facial Differences
NYU Langone’s Newman Family Support Center provides psychological counseling and educational workshops for family members and children coping with the social and emotional effects of a severe craniofacial abnormality.
Our counselors provide intensive support for children before and after surgery to correct craniofacial problems. They also offer assistance for children who miss school because of surgery.
Resources for Sleep Apnea in Children
Discover Hassenfeld Children’s Hospital
We partner with children and families to provide the most advanced care.