The mission of the research program at Blythedale Children's Hospital is to translate advances in basic neuroscience into improved treatment for children with neurological impairments - impacting movement, sensation, and cognition - at Blythedale Children's Hospital.
If modern medicine has reached the edge of its ability to help, there are researchers who are dedicated to pushing that envelope.
What we found really helpful - and are so grateful for - is that there was a group of people who understood the brain, who understood the intricacies of what we need to improve and led us.
"We can, for the first time, know how well a child can see, even if they cannot communicate."
A boy named Valentino and his love of music are the backbone of an innovative research project known as OptokineSys. Watch as the team from the Burke-Blythedale Pediatric Neuroscience Research Collaboration work alongside Valentino's parents to unlock his world.
The Burke-Blythedale Hemiplegia Center is a multidisciplinary center where children with hemiplegic cerebral palsy can receive expert medical care and participate in state-of-the-art rehabilitation research.
Blythedale Launches New TBI Program
Will my child recover? Will my child ever walk or talk again?
Those are just some of the questions parents pose to their doctors and nurses when given the life-changing news that their son or daughter has suffered a traumatic brain injury (TBI). The diagnosis is the #1 cause of disability and death among children in the United States. And, with medical uncertainty surrounding outcomes for many TBI patients, their futures are depend on understanding how the brain reacts to trauma and the subsequent therapies.