Therapy for Brain Injury
in Massapequa & East Northport, NY

Children with brain injuries can experience unique challenges in many aspects of their development. At Sensational Development, we are dedicated to guiding children, teens, and young adults on their journey to recovery and growth. If your child has experienced a brain injury, we are here to provide early intervention and personalized care to help your child achieve their full potential. Keep reading to learn more about brain injuries, how they can impact development, and how pediatric therapy can help. 

What Is a Brain Injury?

A brain injury is damage to the brain that disrupts its normal functioning. There are many different factors that can affect how minor or severe a brain injury is, such as what part of the brain was injured and how severe the injury was. The effects of brain injuries can be complex, which is why it is important to work closely with your child’s physicians to manage their treatment.

Types of Brain Injuries

There are two main types of brain injuries:

Acquired Brain Injury (ABI)

An acquired brain injury (ABI) is a condition that happens after birth, meaning that it is not hereditary (passed down through genetics) or congenital (present from birth). Common causes of an ABI include brain infections, tumors, stroke, or lack of oxygen.

Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)

A traumatic brain injury (TBI) is a condition that happens due to physical trauma to the brain. Common causes of a TBI include falls, car accidents, or sports injuries.

How a Brain Injury Can Impact Your Child's Development

A brain injury can impact a child’s physical, cognitive, and emotional well-being. Common symptoms can include:

  • Memory loss
  • Difficulty concentrating
  • Balance and coordination difficulties
  • Challenges with fine motor skills
  • Emotional and behavioral challenges
  • Headaches
  • Seizures
  • Blurred vision or loss of sight
  • Difficulty with speech and language
  • Hearing loss
  • Auditory processing disorder

How Pediatric Therapy Helps Children with Brain Injuries

At Sensational Development, our experienced pediatric therapists do comprehensive evaluations to understand the unique needs of each child with a brain injury. We also work closely with your child’s physician and other members of their healthcare team to ensure their treatment is tailored to their specific needs. Our team provides proven occupational therapy and sensory integration therapy to help children gain their developmental skills and recover after a brain injury. With our expert care and your support, we can help your child improve their:

  • Memory, attention, and executive functioning
  • Coordination, balance, and fine motor skills
  • Emotional and behavioral regulation skills
  • Functional independence for improved quality of life

Schedule an Appointment Today

If your child has experienced an acquired or traumatic brain injury, Sensational Development is here to help. Give us a call at (516) 799-2900 to schedule an evaluation today and we’ll help your child gain the skills they need for a sensational future.