In this section
The length of time it takes
to recover after a brain injury is different for each person. The
Ranchos Los Amigos Scale is used to describe recovery after a brain
It is difficult for the
rehabilitation team to know exactly how long recovery will take, especially
at the beginning. Recovery is usually fastest in the early weeks
and months. If your child is unconscious, they will rarely wake up
suddenly. Rather, they usually wake up and recover
The Ranchos Los Amigos
Scale is used to describe recovery after a brain injury.
When someone is recovering from a brain injury, they may go through
some or all of the stages. It is important to remember that your
child may show signs from more than one level at a time. They
may also reach a level in their recovery and stop.
Developed by The Royal Children's
Hospital Paediatric Rehabilitation Service based on information from the Brain
Injury Service at Westmead Children’s Hospital. We acknowledge the input of RCH
consumers and carers.
Reviewed September 2020.
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