Neurorehabilitation in Childhood

Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) is the leading cause of disability and death in children. In children, some neurologic deficits after head trauma may not manifest for many years. Children and teens who have experienced a complex injury or disease that affects the nervous system can benefit from a comprehensive neurorehabilitation program to maximize their long-term potential. This can include children with the following conditions: Traumatic and acquired brain injury, Spinal cord injury, Infections of the brain, such as encephalitis, Stroke, Seizure disorder, Pediatric cancer and late effects from cancer treatment, Other acquired problems that affect the brain or central motor system. Children with complex rehabilitation needs benefit from a comprehensive approach to care provided by specialists from a wide variety of rehabilitative disciplines, such as, Occupational therapy (OT), Physical therapy (PT), Rehabilitation psychology / neuropsychology (RPN), Speech-language pathology (SLP), Education, Therapeutic recreation, Art therapy, Case management, Consultation with rehabilitation engineering, dieticians, and other providers specific to your child’s needs.