Traumatic brain injury occurs when the brain abruptly and violently moves within the skull as a result of extreme force to the head during an automobile, biking, or playground accident, for example. The effects of TBI can range from mild to severe and recovery can take from weeks to years. Although each child's condition is unique, all TBI patients experience impairment in one or more of the following areas: cognition; speech-language; emotion/behavior; and motor skills. While TBI can happen to anyone, children, particularly teens, are susceptible. And, children who have already had one TBI are at greatest risk. Written by a team of medical specialists, therapists, educators, and an attorney, Children with Traumatic Brain Injury covers: What is traumatic brain injury?; Medical concerns; Rehabilitation and treatments; Coping and adjustment; Effects on learning and thinking, speech and language, behavior; Educational needs; and legal issues.
Throughout the book, a case study of a boy who was injured at age eight, illustrates the effects of TBI on education, socialization and independence. Parent statements at the end of each chapter attest to the variety of response families have, and offer insight about the experience of raising a child with TBI. A resource guide of support and advocacy organizations, a reading list, and glossary round out this authoritative guide.
Children with Traumatic Brain Injury is useful to professionals who provide services to children with TBI and their families. General and special educators will find it essential reading to help their students with TBI. But most of all, Children with Traumatic Brain Injury gives parents the hope and facts they need to improve the outcome of their child's recovery.
Author : Lisa Schoenbrodt
ISBN : 0933149999
Language : English
No of Pages : 482
Edition : 1
Publication Date : 1/31/2001
Format/Binding : Paperback
Book dimensions : 8.27x5.51x1.1
Book weight : 0.01
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