Nexus Children’s Hospital offers a distinct subspecialty program for any patient — newborn to age 21 — who has experienced an injury to the central nervous system (CNS) including traumatic or acquired brain injury. As children progress through the stages of brain injury recovery, they may require a broad range of specialized services to meet their individual physical, cognitive, emotional, and behavioral needs. As a result, many children will receive a combination of neurobehavioral and neurorehabilitation services provided in each of the following inpatient programs:
Our program is designed for any patient who has experienced an injury to the central nervous system (CNS) including*:
Although our programs can provide an acute inpatient rehabilitation level of care (15 hours/week), patients do not have to be ready to participate in three hours of therapy a day at the time of their admission to qualify for programming.
*Services may vary between Nexus Children’s Hospital Houston and HealthBridge Children’s Hospital Orange.
Designed for children and adolescents who continue to exhibit altered arousal and/or limited ability to interact with their environment and are not yet or inconsistently following commands (Unresponsive Wakefulness Syndrome/ Minimally Conscious State).
Designed for recovery from acute confusion and/or post-traumatic amnesia (PTA) and beyond.
Designed to support children and their families as they navigate the transition from hospital back into their home, school, and community environments.
2016 Outcome Data for Our Brain Injury Rehabilitation Continuum of Care
Sample characteristics for the WeeFIM-II analyses presented below:
Figures 1 – 3: Change in WeeFIM Ratings from Admission to Discharge as assessed by Wilcoxon. Signed Ranks Test for dependent, non-normally distributed, ordinal data. *p > .01.
Nexus' NeuroContinuum sequence provides a range of care for those recovering from acquired or traumatic brain injuries and other complicated illnesses or diseases.
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