Acquired Brain Injury

(Traumatic, Anoxia)

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Acquired Brain Injuries

Often described as the leading cause of death of children, acquired brain injuries require advanced levels of care. Studies show that the percentage of children with a significant head injury increases as the child enters his/her teens because of riskier behaviors. At HealthBridge Children’s, it’s our goal to provide the best possible chance of recovery through target rehabilitation and long-term support.

  • Traumatic. An acquired brain Injury (ABI) occurs after birth. When the injury is because of a direct blow to the head, it is defined as a traumatic brain injury.
  • Non Traumatic. Anoxia. An anoxic brain injury occurs when the brain receives inadequate oxygen for a lengthy amount of time (4-5 minutes). Anoxic brain injuries are life-threatening and can cause significant cognitive problems and disabilities, depending on how long a child goes without oxygen.

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Rehabilitation Services

At HealthBridge Children’s, our experienced care team offers highly-advanced care and neurological rehabilitation in a child-friendly, community based setting. The goal of our pediatric brain injury program is to focus on the cognitive, physical, emotional or behavioral impairments that have caused changes in functioning.

  • Physical Therapy. Our highly-trained physical therapists will work with your child to regain strength, coordination and mobility.
  • Occupational Therapy. After a brain injury, it’s often the simplest activities of daily living (ADLs) that require the greatest effort. Our skilled therapists focus on ADLs such as bathing, dressing, getting in and out of a bed or chair, using the toilet, walking and eating.
  • Speech Therapy. Brain-injured patients often require intensive speech therapy to regain basic communication and language skills.
    Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. Kids with brain injury will probably require some level of behavioral therapy to provide social skills training and stress reduction.

Our care team develops highly personalized pediatric brain injury treatment plans informed by the most up-to-date brain injury and neurological medicine. We understand that children with acquired brain injuries suffer from limited independence and have a higher-level need for specialized care. At HealthBridge Children’s, we understand that every child’s journey is unique. Our goal is to provide the best possible chance at recovery.

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