The Robert Stone Day Hospital is staffed by board certified pediatricians, including full-time staff in rehabilitation medicine and...
Acquired and Traumatic Brain Injury
With the only dedicated post-acute pediatric brain injury unit in New York State - specifically constructed to treat children and adolescents with brain injuries - and our expertly trained clinical team, Blythedale is uniquely positioned to provide the best environment for recovery.
- Day Hospital
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Blythedale Children’s Hospital is a longtime leader in the treatment of children recovering from brain injury including Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI), post-infectious diseases such as meningitis or Anti-NMDA receptor encephalitis (ANMDAR), brain tumors and stroke.
The extraordinary multidisciplinary Brain Injury Treatment Program addresses every aspect of a child’s recovery. Brain injury treatment and recovery at Blythedale takes on a special prominence with our dedicated 18-bed TBI Unit – the only dedicated post-acute Pediatric Brain Injury Unit in New York State. Each patient room is sound and light controlled and designed to provide the low-stimulation environment needed by patients recovering from brain injury.
Blythedale’s unique expertise comes from the knowledge, skill and teamwork of pediatricians, neurologists, physiatrists, neuropsychologists, cognitive rehabilitation therapists, rehabilitation nurses and neuroscientists all working together to customize an evidence-based treatment plan tailored to each child’s specific needs.
In the Blink of an Eye
"In the Blink of an Eye" is the inspiring story of two children at Blythedale Children's Hospital and their complex road to recovery following devastating brain injuries. Watch Xiomara and Easton as they navigate an unexpected future with the help of their medical team, family and friends. See the...
Acquired and Traumatic Brain Injury Team
Blythedale’s unique expertise comes from the knowledge, skill and teamwork of Pediatricians, Neurologists, Physiatrists, Neuropsychologists, Cognitive Rehabilitation Therapists, Rehabilitation Nurses and Neuroscientists all working together to customize an evidence-based treatment plan tailored to each child’s specific needs. This dedicated TBI core team provides individualized care planning for each child.
Coming Back from a Disorder of Consciousness: Rahul's Story
Rahul was preparing to enter his senior year at Briarcliff High School last August when he lost control of his motorcycle while biking with friends. He sustained a very severe traumatic brain injury and was in a minimally conscious state when he was admitted to Blythedale Children’s Hospital just one month later for comprehensive rehabilitation.
Laney McGowan was first diagnosed with Dravet Syndrome when she was four months old and had her first seizure. Dravet Syndrome is a rare form of severe epilepsy that causes Laney to have seizures for long periods of time.
"Blythedale has set itself apart as a leader in Brain Injury Rehabilitation."
William Watson, Ph.D, Director of Neuropsychology