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*Traumatic Brain Injury Or (TBI)- Is an acquired injury to the brain caused by an external physical force after birth resulting in total of partial functional disability or psychosocial impairments or both, and that adversely affects a child's educational performance.*TBI applies to head injuries that cause impairments in one or more areas of:Cognition, memory, attention, reasoning, abstract thinking, judgment, problem solving, sensory, perceptual abilities, motor abilities, psychosocial behavior, physical functions, information processing, and speech.*A silent epidemic because the impairments after the injury has healed are not always visable.*Many times children with a TBI are misclassified or completely missed altogether.*Often if a child is older when the injury they can remember how they were before the injury. This can result in emotional and psychosocial problems*The trauma impacts family, friends, and professionals who can recall what the child was like before the injury and they can have difficulty adjusting. *Attention tends to be focused on the child's disabilities after the injury which can reduce their self-esteem. * Remember the road to recovery can be a long process and many times the child will not fully recover from their injury.*It is best to keep in contact with the child's family to know the student is doing. *Do not try to visit the child or allow the students to. It can be very damaging for both the child with the injury and their friends. *Try to write letters, make cards, and the best thing to do is record audio or video messages for the child to let them know you care.


(Traumatic Brain Injury)By: LeAnne Mullin

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