Traumatic Brain Injury

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OVERVIEW

An acquired injury to the brain caused by an external physical force, resulting in total or partial functional disability or psychosocial impairment, or both, that adversely affects a child’s educational performance.  The term applies to open or closed head injuries resulting in impairments in one or more areas, such as cognition; language; memory; attention; reasoning; abstract thinking; judgment; problem-solving; sensory, perceptual, and motor abilities; psychosocial behavior; physical functions; information processing; and speech. 

READINGS AND RESOURCES

BRIEF FACT SHEET: A legacy resource from NICHCY: TRAUMATIC BRAIN INJURY

 IRIS Center: Research guide to learn more (Can be used for CTGE 5155 assignment 1.4 Disability Awareness)

VIDEO DISCUSSIONS

Girl Living With Half Her Brain (5 min 38 sec) 

"Moving Forward" from Traumatic Brain Injury (22min 18 sec) This full-length film has been over a year in the making following the journey of Danny Toumarkine after suffering from a traumatic brain injury on January 3rd of 2011.

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