ERIC Number: EJ876465
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 53
The Implications of Head Injuries for Higher Education: Evidence from Psychology Students
Richardson, John T. E.
Psychology Teaching Review, v11 n1 p64-74 2005
Roughly 20 per cent of all students in higher education have sustained clinically significant head injuries during childhood or adolescence. Although these injuries typically do not seem to lead to any long-term intellectual deficits, little is known about their possible impact upon the students' academic attainment. Nevertheless, many head-injured students report a wide range of cognitive and emotional symptoms. Helping students to deal with this distress is a major challenge for academic, administrative and support staff in higher education.
Descriptors: Higher Education, Head Injuries, Psychology, College Students, Academic Achievement, Cognitive Development, Symptoms (Individual Disorders), Academic Support Services, College Faculty
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
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