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Neurorehabilitation Laboratory

Our Mission

Our mission is to advance the development of effective methods of assessment and treatment for persons who sustain moderate to severe acquired brain injury and disorders of consciousness (DoC).

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Joseph T. Giacino, PhD
Director, Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital Neurorehabilitation Laboratory
Learn more about Dr. Giacino and the Neurorehabilitation Laboratory

In the News

  • SH-TBIMS on NBS's Dateline

    On Assignment: Life or Death Decisions

    Our very own Dr. Giacino is featured on NBC Dateline's "On Assignment."

  • Dylan Rizzo on CBS

    Just Keep Going

    Check in on Dylan's story, featured on CBS News.

Disorders of Consciousness Updated Practice Guidelines

The full guidelines, patient and caregiver tools, and physician tools can be accessed from the American Academy of Neurology website.

Disorders of Consciousness Updated Practice Guidelines

An interdisciplinary group of experts, led by Dr. Joseph Giacino, convened by the American Academy of Neurology, American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine and the National Institute on Disability, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation Research, released new guidelines for the management of patients in vegetative and minimally conscious states (MCS).