ERIC Number: EJ985867
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Dec
Abstractor: As Provided
Assisting Students with a Traumatic Brain Injury in School Interventions
Aldrich, Erin M.; Obrzut, John E.
Canadian Journal of School Psychology, v27 n4 p291-301 Dec 2012
Traumatic brain injury (TBI) in children and adolescents can significantly affect their lives and educational needs. Deficits are often exhibited in areas such as attention, concentration, memory, executive function, emotional regulation, and behavioral functioning, but specific outcomes are not particular to any one child or adolescent with a TBI. Therefore, educators must provide specific interventions to accommodate the needs of each individual student with a TBI. This article, first, addresses the definition of TBI in the schools and provides an overview of TBI including causes, classifications, and the primary areas of head injury. Second, the article presents recommendations and suggestions for school interventions for children and adolescents with TBI.
Descriptors: Adolescents, Brain, Head Injuries, Educational Needs, Neurological Impairments, Intervention, Educational Environment, Attention Control, Disabilities, Self Control, Executive Function, Classification, Children, Memory, Behavior Problems
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