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Overview

We provide complete assessment for infants, children and teens suffering from a severe head injury, such as a concussion or brain trauma. Our goal is to help your child regain function and quality of life through a comprehensive program.

Specialized care.

Your child may be referred to our head injury clinic if:

  • His or her head injury is complicated.
  • Concussion symptoms last more than 2-3 weeks. 
  • Your child has had a previous head injury.
  • Your child has other neurological problems.

What to expect.

Your first appointment to our head injury program will last 2-3 hours. During the visit:

  • A medical assistant will assess vital signs and complete a vision screening. 
  • A speech-language pathologist will conduct a cognitive communication assessment before your child’s medical examination. This assessment will specifically look at aspects of memory and language that are more susceptible to impairments after a head injury. 
  • A nurse will give a short survey to assess mood changes. The nurse will also teach about nutrition, fluid intake, sleep hygiene and common headache triggers.
  • A pediatric neurologist, physiatrist or nurse practitioner will perform a thorough history and neurological exam. Based on the history you provide and the clinical findings, we will recommend a treatment plan that may include medication, imaging or therapies.   

Locations/Contact Us

Contact Head Injury Clinic

330-543-4323

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Head Injury Clinic
Akron Children's Hospital
Considine Professional Building
215 W. Bowery St.
Suite 7300
Akron, Ohio 44308
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Our Doctors/Providers

Cynthia Bennett-Brown
Cynthia Bennett-Brown, MSN, RN, CRNP, ATC

Pediatric Nurse Practitioner

Susan Klein
Susan Klein, MD, PhD

Pediatric Neurologist

Erica Montague Krapf
Erica Montague Krapf, PhD

Pediatric Neuropsychologist

Christopher Najarian
Christopher Najarian, MD

Pediatric Physiatrist: Director, Spasticity Clinic; Co-Director, Myelodysplasia Clinic

Lynda Nossaman
Lynda Nossaman, MSN, RN, PPCNP-BC

Pediatric Nurse Practitioner

Dalin Pulsipher
Dalin Pulsipher, PhD, ABPP

Pediatric Neuropsychologist

Lisa Stanford
Lisa Stanford, PhD, ABPP

Director, Division of Neurobehavioral Health; Neuropsychology Clinical Training Program; Pediatric Neuropsychologist

Nicole Swain
Nicole Swain, PsyD, ABPP

Pediatric Psychologist

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