TBI

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TBI

*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.

TBI

(Traumatic Brain Injury)By: LeAnne Mullin

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