If your child has sustained a brain injury and is in need of inpatient rehabilitation care, the Brain Injury Rehabilitation Program at the Good Shepherd Rehabilitation Hospital Pediatric Unit  can help.
The multidisciplinary team at the Good Shepherd Rehabilitation Hospital Pediatric Unit  will assess your child and develop a personalized treatment plan, based on both clinical and evidence-based best practices, to help your child achieve his or her maximum function. Child and family education is also a critical part of the process.
Good Shepherd's Brain Injury Rehabilitation Program is appropriate for children, ages 0 to 21, who have sustained traumatic or non-traumatic brain injuries.
Good Shepherd’s Brain Injury Rehabilitation Program inpatient services include:
Pediatric Sensory Stimulation Program
The Sensory Stimulation Program is available for children who are emerging from a coma state and who are level I-IV on the Rancho Los Amigos Cognitive Function Scale.
The program selectively stimulates six sensory areas to facilitate overall cognitive arousal. Areas stimulated include auditory, visual, motor, oromotor/verbal function, communication and arousal. Stimulation is given to each sense individually in short intervals, followed by an equal amount of strict rest with minimal to no stimulation. The program allows for frequent observation of patient progress, prevents sensory deprivation and is thought to improve recovery of impaired brain function.
Progress in the Sensory Stimulation Program is measured using the JFK Coma Recovery Scale, which assigns a numeric value to the amount and quality of response given by a child as he or she emerges from a coma. Ratings are taken each day and recorded on a flow sheet.
Good Shepherd’s pediatric care team  is responsible for stimulating each of the six sensory areas and rating responses.
Good Shepherd Rehabilitation Hospital Pediatric Unit 
2855 Schoenersville Rd.
Bethlehem, PA 18017
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