There are many reasons why children may have damage to the brain. These impairments may be temporary or permanent and can cause partial or functional disability, or psychosocial maladjustment. We are proud to work with children affected by acquired brain injuries.
There may be physical, behavioral, or mental changes that can result from head trauma depending on what area of the brain has been injured. It is important for parents to know the symptoms in case they are unaware that their child has fallen. If you are noticing any of these changes, we encourage you to make an appointment.
There are several treatment options available depending on the severity of the injury. First, we will assess whether or not there is a particular position of gaze where the nystagmus reduces. If we are able to see it, we will use a specialized lens. This will allow for your child’s head and body to improve the balance over time.
Other solutions will be vision rehabilitation therapy. We will work with your child to improve the eye movement control and teach compensatory strategies.
Our friendly and educated staff are dedicated to helping your child. We understand that it can be a scary process when you are unsure of how to help them. We will do everything that we can to treat them so that their brain injury does not impact their life. We pride ourselves on going above and beyond for each and every one of our patients.
If you have any questions regarding acquired brain injuries, or would like to schedule an appointment, contact us today at (440) 230-0923. We look forward to assisting your child.