A concussion is a common injury when a child receives any assault to the brain or skull region. Cognitive Rehabilitation Therapy helps the brain to recover from injuries. This can help the child re-learn skills, retain education already received from a school district, or other methods they need to be successful after the brain injury.
Cognitive therapy can be costly; however, Medical Assistance pays for cognitive rehabilitation therapy for children under the age of 21. A licensed Occupational Therapist can bill Medical Assistance for Cognitive Rehabilitation Therapy to help children under 21 recover. It is important to remember that Medical Assistance does not include the parents income when applying for medical assistance. All children with a disability under 21 are eligible for Medical Assistance without counting the income of the parent.
Children brains are still forming prior to the age of 21 and getting the appropriate therapy is key to their success in their future. The acquired Brain Injury Network of Pennsylvania can assist parents with getting Medical Assistance to pay for Cognitive Rehabilitation Therapy. They can be reached at 1-800-516-8052.