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Unformatted text preview: Lecture 5. E) Children with neurological disabilities Head Trauma and Fetal Alcohol Syndrome Head Trauma- Injuries, usually accidental are the leading cause of death among children aged 1-14- Boys involved twice as much as girls- Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI): an insult to the brain, not of degenerative or congenital nature but cause by an external force, that may produce a diminished or altered state of consciousness, which results in impairment of cognitive abilities or physical functioning- Can result in disturbance of behaviour or emotional functioning- Either temporary or cause total functional disability or psychosocial maladjustment- Characterized by sudden onset- Effects are not always immediately seen- Not selective in its damage- Each child with TBI has survived a traumatic event and progresses through the recovery process in a unique way- The age at which the injury is sustained is factor in the ultimate recovery- Disrupts the normal development process in children and can result in loss of previous levels of...
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This note was uploaded on 03/27/2012 for the course PSYCHOLOGY 2043 taught by Professor Goldberg during the Spring '11 term at UWO.
- Spring '11