Burke-Blythedale Pediatric Neuroscience Research Collaboration

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The Burke-Blythedale Pediatric Neuroscience Research Collaboration is organized around neurological impairments; Blythedale Children's Hospital patients have a variety of impairments in movement, sensation, and cognition.

Research Focus

Pediatric Hemiplegia
Neurorehabilitation for children who have decreased use of one upper extremity due to hemiparesis or hemiplegia as a result of cerebral palsy, traumatic brain injury, stroke or other diagnoses.
Pediatric Vision
The aim of this project is to be able to accurately measure vision in children with cerebral visual impairment. The research will evaluate the ability of a new, noninvasive system, to assess smooth eye movements as a novel way to measure visual impairment in brain injured children.
Pediatric Cognitive Neurorhabilitation
Children with severe brain injury can lose connection with the outside world. This lack of responsiveness is called a disorder of consciousness. Most children recover a large amount of connections with the external world, but they are often left with impairments particularly in thinking.
Scalable Neurological Assessment Platform (SNAP) is the vision of several scientists and clinicians at the Burke Neurological Institute and Blythedale Children's Hospital for the future of neurorehabilitation.