Treatment methods

Hypoxic brain damage: Treatment after the acute assessment centre

After the damaging event, your child will be transported by ambulance or helicopter to an acute assessment centre. If your child's vital signs are stable and if they no longer require intensive care, they will be transferred to us as soon as possible for early rehabilitation. 
Doctors, nurses, physiotherapists, occupational therapists, speech therapists, music therapists and psychologists work together at our facility on an interdisciplinary basis. Together, they will endeavour to stimulate your child's awareness as early as possible.

Conservative treatment methods

Hypoxic brain damage: Therapy with positive experiences

Our specialist at Schoen Clinic want to return their young patients to their lives with positive experiences. This approach enables many children to improve from being in a waking coma to a state in which they are actively able to participate in life again. Some learn to speak again, walk or develop at a similar pace to their peers. However only a very small number of them return to just how they were before. The brain's ability to regenerate is limited, and diversions remain. Many children and their families, however, live very well with this on the whole.

Hypoxic brain damage: Therapy with animals

A child in a waking coma may look like they are aware, but they are unable to respond to stimulus. Animals, however, are able to make contact with such patients. At Schoen Clinic, we therefore also use dogs in the treatment of children with severe neurological conditions.