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 traumatic head injuries, such as a concussion or brain trauma.
Your child should be evaluated in Akron Children’s ER if he is experiencing neurological symptoms such as:
Akron Children's Hospital or your primary care provider will evaluate and treat concussions in the first 2 weeks and refer you to the head injury clinic if recovery is complicated or slow.
Head injury clinic referral occurs when the concussion symptoms last more than 2-3 weeks, or if your child has experienced a severe head injury requiring hospitalization, has a previous head injury, or has other neurological problems. We strongly recommend your child be evaluated by our team to treat prolonged or severe symptoms.
Your first appointment to Akron Children's Head Program will last 2-3 hours. During the visit:
If your child has already received a CT scan or MRI, please bring the CD for our team to review.
If your child needs clearance to return to activities, we can grant it when appropriate.
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