TBI 3-18

TBI 3-18 - Unde rstanding S nts with tude Traum Brain I...

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Understanding Students with Traumatic Brain Injury
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Small Group Discussion: Write your answers on a piece of paper What characteristics come to your mind when you think of someone with TBI? Make a list of those characteristics
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IEDA and TBI: Acquired (meaning post-birth) injury to the brain cause by external force, resulting in a functional disability or psychosocial impairment, or both. Includes closed and open head injuries Results in impairments affecting Cognition Language Memory Attention Reasoning Abstract thinking Judgment Problem-solving Sensory, perceptional, and motor abilities Psychosocial behaviors Physical functions Information processing Speech
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Key Concepts for TBI Must occur after birth If the injury occurs before birth, it is not TBI. Must be caused by external force Applies to open (skull penetrated) and closed (no penetration or broken skull bones) head injuries These are the two broad types of head injury Damage and resulting functional changes can range from mild to severe. Persons with TBI may go into a coma, which is an unconscious state. The length of time in a coma can impact the number and magnitude of functional change a person experiences.
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