Akron Children's Brain Injury Program provides complete assessment for infants, children and teens suffering from a severe head injury, such as a concussion or brain trauma. Read More...
Our center provides assessment for infants, children and teens suffering from a severe head injury, such as a concussion or non-accidental brain trauma.
Your child should be evaluated in Akron Children’s ER first if he is experiencing neurological symptoms — with or without a loss of consciousness — such as:
If these symptoms last more than 24 to 48 hours, or if your child has experienced a head injury previously, we strongly recommend your child be evaluated by our team to prevent chronic symptoms. The earlier medical treatment is received, the better the recovery.
Our team also works to educate teachers, coaches and other community leaders on the importance of prompt medical response and best practices to prevent brain injuries.
Your first appointment to Akron Children's Brain Injury Program will last 2 hours. During the visit:
Afterward, you and your child will sit down with our team to discuss test results and treatment plans. We may make referrals for treatment, discuss medication management or order CT scans or an MRI for additional testing.
If your child has already received these scans, please bring in the results for our team to review.
If your child needs clearance to return to activities, we can grant it when appropriate.
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