What Happens at a Pediatric Rehab Hospital Post-TBI

[Amy Mansue] A rehabilitation hospital is the place that you come after you've had your acute care stay, so think about it as the surgery happens in one place, and then you need to do a long period of making sure you learn how to talk and walk and think again, and that's what the rehab component is about. You have a team of people that are around you, led by a doctor, and then a team of occupational therapists—a speech therapist, a physical therapist. We have Child Life, which is our recreation-type program. It's so important, especially in children, that they learn how to play again and learn how to make sure that they can find that joy, and then the team of nurses that are really with them the most. It's our job to be able to see the progress and put the pieces together to be able to help those children either recover what they've lost or establish a whole new set of goals for themselves as they continue in this process.

Hospital Executive Amy Mansue talks about the team of nurses, doctors, rehab therapists, and Child Life specialists that helps kids with TBI recover what they've lost or establish new goals for life.

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Amy Mansue

Amy Mansue is president and chief executive officer of Children's Specialized Hospital. She provides leadership to an extremely skilled team of clinicians and therapists providing specialized care for children.

Posted on BrainLine August 8, 2013.

Produced by Sharon Ladin, Justin Rhodes, and Erica Queen, BrainLine.