Brain Injury Treatment
At Cumberland Hospital, located in New Kent, Virginia, we treat children and adolescents whose brain injuries impact their emotional outlook and behavior. Our clinicians help young people heal physically and emotionally in a nurturing environment using positive reinforcement and medical techniques. We offer a comprehensive array of treatment services for traumatic brain injuries, from coma recovery to acute rehabilitation.
We know that each patient’s physical, cognitive and emotional rehabilitative needs vary. Our clinical team designs a customized treatment plan for each patient by drawing on the myriad services available at the hospital. A thorough evaluation of each patient identifies specific levels and types of therapies, interventions and education that can best address his or her individual needs.
Throughout treatment, patients learn ways to adapt physically and emotionally to their deficits. They also learn ways to cope with the agitation that may be part of their brain injury recovery. Medical needs are directed by a pediatrician with training and experience in brain injury rehabilitation, and pediatric psychiatrists and neurologists are consulted as needed.
What to Expect
Each patient’s rehabilitation, psychotherapies and activities provide an environment for repetition and reinforcement of new skills. Gradually, our staff reduces the amount of structure so the patient can practice handling their behaviors in more realistic situations.
Depending on their cognitive abilities, patients learn how to focus on tasks for specific time periods. They work on problem-solving, safety issues and sound decision-making. They also learn ways to self-manage outbursts that may accompany brain injuries.
Some patients come to Cumberland Hospital in a coma and do not require acute rehabilitation. Using the latest proven coma recovery techniques, our staff provides appropriate treatment as a patient emerges from their coma, preparing them for more intensive therapies.