Founded in 2002, we are a small group of parents and professionals who decided that the status-quo was not enough for our children. We have children who suffer developmental delays because of some form of neurological injury. Some of the more common causes of brain injury in infancy are Stroke, prolonged delivery, ruptured uterus, Amniotic Fluid Embolism, Near SID’s, Chocking, Near Drowning, and premature birth. For adults the most common causes of brain injury are Stroke and Traumatic Brain Injury.
The basic science that our foundation supports is common to both adult and infant victims. However, because adults have already learned such complex tasks as walking and talking, the recovery after an injury is essentially re-habilitation. For an infant, their injury occurs before they learn to walk or talk and thus they have the added complication of never having learned these tasks. It is this added complication of development that separates infantile brain injuries from adult brain injuries. Our foundation is interested in treatment of brain injuries, in the context of development.
Because of the impact of the brain injury on development, many children with brain injuries will go on to develop abnormal motor skills. These children are labeled as having Cerebral Palsy. In some cases the brain injury interferes with cognitive development as well leaving these children cognitively delayed. It is our position that appropriate early intervention as guided by modern research can result in significant functional improvements.
Approximately 15 million children in the United States, between the ages of 0-19 yrs., experience neurological conditions that severely limit their quality of life and lifespan.
Special education alone for these children costs society approximately 36 billion dollars annually. (These costs include more personnel for learning disabled classes, transportation to out of district placements, out of district schools for more involved children, equipment, aids, etc.). The advent of biomedical therapies has the potential for declining social costs as the impact of brain injuries is limited or reversed.
Statistics from Children’s Neuro -Biological Solutions