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 take on a special prominence with our dedicated TBI Unit – the only dedicated post-acute Pediatric Brain Injury Unit in New York State. Each patient room is private, 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.
Bringing Emilie Back
Eight-year-old Emilie recognized recording artist and American Idol judge Harry Connick, Jr. the moment he entered her room... but not for his musical prowess. Emilie was delighted to meet the star of one of her favorite movies, A Dolphin Tale . Emilie’s recall of the movie also marked...
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.
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.
Nicole's Miraculous Recovery
Nicole began her junior year at Greenwich High School with much to look forward to. An honors student and tri-varsity athlete, the vivacious teen was looking forward to learning to drive and prepping for college. A diagnosis of leukemia was not in the plans.
The staffing here is amazing. The work here that they do is amazing. They are making amazing things happen.