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Who We Are & What We Do: Inpatient Brain Injury

 Inpatient Brain Injury Program

When a child suffers a traumatic brain injury the path to recovery is often a challenging one. The brain injury program at Children’s Specialized Hospital provides young patients a broad range of medical care and rehabilitation therapy to recover from their injuries. We treat individuals who have acquired a brain injury through physical trauma or a medical condition that affects brain function.

Upon admission to our Brain Injury Program, our team of specialists carefully evaluates and assesses the child’s neurological status, function, nursing and medical needs as well as his or her fine motor fuction, speech, hearing, and intellectual abilities. The team develops a customized rehabilitation program that focuses on the child’s medical, physical, cognitive and psychosocial needs.

A combination of individual and group therapies, psychostimulants, and gait training technology such as the ZeroG® system, are implemented daily depending  on the unique needs of each patient. As a part of the Brain Injury Program, each  child is equipped with the tools and technologies to help him or her with seating  and positioning, independent mobility, communication, daily activities, and computer access. During the child’s stay, one-on-one tutoring or lessons in our inpatient classroom are provided by our certified teachers to help patients adapt  and prepare to re-enter the classroom environment. The Brain Injury team is able  to assist the family with home modifications and ready school staff for a return to the classroom upon discharge.

Through neurorehabilitation outpatient services at Children’s Specialized Hospital, our experts are able to help our patients for five to 10 years post-trauma. In addition, we will arrange for vocational services and driver assessment and training, as necessary.

The Brain Injury Program treats conditions such as:

  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Cerebral Vascular Accidents
  • Brain Tumor
  • Hypoxia
  • Anoxia
  • Toxic Injury
  • Infection (encephalitis, meningitis)
  • Late effects of cancer treatment
  • Degenerative diseases
  • Epilepsy
  • Other brain dysfunctions

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