The Pediatric Concussion Clinic is dedicated to the rapid assessment of a child's brain function following mild traumatic brain injury. Concussion, mild traumatic brain injury, frequently occurs in childhood and adolescence. When an otherwise happy, healthy child suffers an even mild brain injury, their future success in school and sports can immediately be jeopardized but to a largely unknown degree. Appropriate early assessment is necessary to identify children having post-concussive symptoms in order to design a program for timely reintroduction into every day activities.
The clinic is staffed by a multidisciplinary team of medical professionals, including neurologists, neurosurgeons, intensive care physicians, and neuroradiologists, working closely with experts in neuropsychology. Children are seen rapidly in order to facilitate a speedy return to a normal life.
For more information, visit the Weill Cornell Concussion and Brain Injury website.