Acquired Brain Injury
With the only dedicated post-acute pediatric brain injury unit in New York State - specifically constructed to treat brain-injured children and adolescents - and our expertly trained clinical team, Blythedale is uniquely positioned to provide the best environment for recovery.
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...
Acquired 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.
Translating Hope & Health
Elder and his family hoped to see the New York Yankees when they traveled from Dominican Republic to visit family in New York, but plans were derailed when a brain tumor caused devastating medical complications. But, with the help of intensive rehabilitation and nationally certified language translation services at Blythedale Children's Hospital--this patient and family are bouncing back by building bonds, while also breaking down barriers.
"This is an oasis of wellbeing, a place that sick children can have an opportunity to have the best of everything." Learn how Blythedale Children's Hospital helped Theo recover from a life-changing stroke and brain hemorrhage with the help of physical, occupational & speech therapists, our acclaimed Traumatic Brain Injury Unit and innovative Research Department.
Daniella's New Dawn
Daniella is artistic, empowering, caring and strong willed. Hear directly from the teen about how Blythedale Children's Hospital helped her overcome an acquired brain injury, cognitive impairments and other complex medical issues.
Blythedale Launches New TBI Program
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.
With a mission to delve deeper into the unknowns of traumatic brain injuries, the Burke-Blythedale Pediatric Neuroscience Research Collaboration has developed a new system to help those affected children.
The staffing here is amazing. The work here that they do is amazing. They are making amazing things happen.