Brain Injury

Acquired and Traumatic Brain Injury

 

Traumatic brain injury (TBI) occurs when sudden trauma causes damage to the brain. Some of the common causes of TBI are a sudden and violent impact on the head, or damage to the brain tissue. The symptoms of TBI can be mild, moderate or severe, depending on the extent of damage to brain tissue.

How can we help?

  • A neuropsychological evaluation is used to better understand the nature and extent of the injury.
  • An individualized neurocognitive rehabilitation program is initiated, if necessary, once the individual is medically stable.  A final evaluation of functioning prior to return to school will be used to make recommendations for school accommodations, if necessary.
  • Assistance with back-to-school or back-to-work transitions following recovery. These include classroom and staff education, and presentations at the point of school reentry.  In addition, classroom and school education programs are delivered periodically as needed.

Evaluation, Consultation and Support Services

  • Evaluation, monitoring and management of children and young adults following TBI’s and consultation with relevant personnel (i.e., school, peers, community).  Educational information is also provided to the community.
  • A neuropsychological evaluation helps to identify the area of concern and guide treatment.
  • An individually designed neurorehabilitation program is administered to maximize neurocognitive functioning and accommodate deficits seen.
  • Additional Consultation and Support Services – working closely with the treatment team, rehabilitation therapists (speech and language, occupational, and physical therapy), and schools to establish, coordinate and monitor treatment. Ongoing management of schoolwork, affective and behavioral health, and physical activity is critical for continued healing following a TBI.