Traumatic Brain Injury
By: Sammi Seidman
What is TBI?
Major Characteristics of TBI
- Sleeping difficulties
- Mood changes and mood swings
- Visual Disturbance
- Feelings of Depression
- Poor attention and concentration
Accurate Prevalence Rate
Interference with Learning
- Impaired motor skills
- Poor body coordination
Behavioral Impairments- Relates to behavior
- Possible problems socializing
- Inability to engage in activity
- Impaired problem solving and decision making
- Poor organization and planning
- Decreased motor skills
- Slowed information processing
A major characteristic that interferes with learning is how individuals who suffer from TBI may have a difficult time processing information. It may be harder for students to get assignments done on time, and finish assignments within the classroom setting in a short period of time.
Living with TBI
Useful Accommodations for the Classroom
A student who is suffering from TBI should also get preferential seating, and sit close to the front so they can continue to pay attention and be close to the board and the teacher.
Another accommodation which could be extremely helpful in the classroom would be avoiding time limits on tests as well as assignments. People who suffer from TBI may take longer to process certain things and what they need to do, so breaking up larger tasks into smaller ones will also be extremely helpful in the classroom.
Home Accommodations for Individuals with TBI
An App to Help Individuals with TBI
Helpful for Parents Whose Child Has TBI
Look Out For These Symtoms and Actions of Children
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