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Worth Repeating: Behavioral Considerations Associated with Traumatic Brain Injury

1st January, 2008

By: Joan Mayfield, Preventing School Failure
Children who sustain traumatic brain injury (TBI) can experience significant cognitive deficits. These deficits may signifi­cantly impair their functioning in the class­room, resulting in the need for academic and behavioral modifications. Behavior and social problems can be the direct or indirect result of brain injury. Difficulties in paying attention, staying on task, and predicting the conse­quences of actions may be associated with behavior problems (M. Ylvisaker,T. Feeney,& F. Szekeres, 1998). A neuropsychological evaluation provides information to parents and teachers about the extent of the child’s cogni­tive deficits and explains cognitive strengths and weaknesses. When teachers are provided with this information, they are able to develop appropriate strategies to optimize the child’s ability to learn and function in the classroom.
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