BI Stats and Facts
Head injury is the leading cause of death from trauma in the pediatric population, with an estimated 1,000,000 children in the US sustaining mild to severe brain injuries each year.
Children aged 0-4 and older adolescents aged 15-19 are among the most likely to sustain a TBI
Annually, over 200,000 children aged <19 were treated for nonfatal TBI's related to sports and recreation activities.
In the United States, bicycles followed by football see more TBI's than the next four sports/activities combined for persons aged <19.
The Transitional Learning Center (TLC) has been "Pioneering" brain injury treatment and rehabilitation since 1982. TLC offers a seamless continuum of post-acute rehabilitative care for adolescent patients, with a proven track record of returning the patient with a brain injury to the highest level of independence possible. A comprehensive treatment approach puts the patient and family at the center of a team of interdisciplinary rehabilitation professionals who develop an individualized program plan centered around the patient's needs with an emphasis on developmental skills, regaining independence, and reintegration into the community and educational setting. With adolescents, the ability to return to school is critical. Following a brain injury, the capability of learning becomes a challenge. Our simulated classroom setting offers a unique opportunity to enhance learning and success.
Our treatment team of case managers, therapists, nurses, and physicians, offer a comprehensive approach to the rehabilitation process. These services are provided in an inpatient (on an individual basis), day treatment or outpatient setting. The treatment team and therapies provided include: Physical Therapy, Case Management, Vision Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Sensory Integration, Behavioral Intervention, Bilingual Translation, Speech-Language Pathology, Aquatic Therapy, Education Preparation, Nutrition Services, Swallowing and Feeding Therapy, Rehabilitation Nursing Services, Community Support Services, Medication management, Family Education/Counseling, Neuropsychological Consultation, Home Evaluation, Counseling/Psychological Services. In addition, TLC sees an average of 2-4 adolescent patients per year and provides long-term follow-up for those patients once discharged.