Traumatic brain injuries, cerebral palsy, childhood stroke, and vision loss due to brain injury affects how a child can see, recall information, communicate and walk from onset to adulthood. Neurological injuries and impairments can dramatically change everything for a child, and their parents often search for life-changing breakthroughs to help their child. In 2015, the Burke Neurological Institute partnered with Blythedale Children's Hospital to bring neuroscience advances to children with neurological impairments through the Burke-Blythedale Pediatric Neuroscience Research Collaboration.
The Burke-Blythedale Pediatric Neuroscience Research Collaboration is organized around neurological impairments; Blythedale patients have a variety of impairments in movement, sensation, and cognition. To improve neurorehabilitation treatments for children through advances in neuroscience the following programs have been established.