Language and Brain Injury

Language and Brain Injury - Overview Traumatic Brain Injury...

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Overview Traumatic Brain Injury •Ep idem io logy •D iagnos is • Ways the brain is protected • Ways the brain is injured • Ways behavior is affected •Psychosoc ia l E f ts Epidemiology of TBI Definition: Damage to the brain resulting from an outside source Leading cause of death and disability worldwide Annual incidence in U.S.- 2,000,000 2,000,000 Cost: 1/3 of total cost is health care, 2/3 is lost productivity Cost for acute care: $105,823 Cost for acute rehabilitation: $58,415 Greatest frequency of occurrence between ages 15-24
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Ways the Brain is Protected Way #3 - The Meninges Three membrane layers surrounding the brain Dura
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This note was uploaded on 03/21/2012 for the course COM DIS 110 taught by Professor Weismer during the Fall '08 term at Wisconsin.

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