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Assignment Supports for TBI Physical Disabilities and Health Impairments

Assignment Supports for TBI Physical Disabilities and Health Impairments

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Supports for TBI, Physical  Disabilities and Health  Impairments By Donna Papania AED/222 April 6, 2011 Cynthia Arrowood  
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Support for Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) TBI is a caused by injury to the head usually either  in the form of a blow to the head, a bullet, or  shattering pieces of the skull entering into the brain  causing nerve fibers to be torn or cut and the brain  to bleed causing pressure to build up on the brain.   TBI can affect movement, behavior, thoughts , and  sensations. TBI is sometime fatal but some do survive.   When an individual survives this type of injury they  require assistive technology to live, communicate,  eat, play, and tend to personal care issues. Some symptoms of TBI can be as mild as  headaches, short times of unconsciousness,  memory loss of events before or after the event,  confusion, dizziness, blurred vision, bad taste in  mouth, and ringing in the ears causing hearing loss,  mood changes, and concentration problems. However, some symptoms of TBI can be as  moderate to severe as vomiting, seizures, comma,  slurred speech, lack of coordination, aggressive,  and dilated pupils in either one eye or both. Children usually have different symptoms which  can include refusal to eat, cranky, does not want to  move much, different sleep patterns or lack of  sleep, and no interest in toys or other usual  activities.  Fig 1:  According to Gregory, Sitzmnn, and Kohn  (n.d.), this picture is of “a traumatic brain injury 
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