April 15, 2013
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Effective Service Coordination for Students with Acquired Brain Injury

Effective, In-School Service Coordination for Students with Acquired Brain Injury (ABI) Changes in a student’s physical well-being, cognition, emotional and psychosocial behaviors after a traumatic (TBI) or acquired brain injury  (ABI) can stigmatize the child in school. Therefore, it is important to address … Continue reading

March 18, 2013
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A Legislative History: Special Education Rights for students with brain injury

It is important to identify how children with disabilities, through the years, have lacked the support and services in relationship to special education services in public education. The educational rights and how they have evolved over the past decades for … Continue reading

March 15, 2013
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Educating Students with Brain Injury

Traumatic brain injury or TBI affects students in school The highest incident rate of acquired brain injury or ABI directly corresponds to children in primary and secondary school settings. Despite this data, the Special Education Department still identifies traumatic brain … Continue reading

February 15, 2013
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In-School Strategies Can Help with Students with Memory after ABI

Compensatory strategies help students with cognitive deficits  There are many cognitive deficit issues that can challenge the education of the child or adolescent after acquired brain injury. These implications include memory loss, organizational problems, conceptual skills, problem-solving, the inability to multi-task, trouble … Continue reading

February 1, 2013
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Attention Problems for Students with Brain Injury

Attention Issues after Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) Many students who are children and adolescents have difficulty with attention after sustaining a traumatic brain injury (TBI). This can have serious effects on their ability to pay attention in class, study effectively, do homework … Continue reading

January 15, 2013
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Behavioral Management Strategies for Children and Adolescents after TBI

  Managing the behavior of students with traumatic brain injury (TBI) should always be based on the central principle of learning. The ultimate goal of improving a student’s behavior in school is to help the student learn and function in … Continue reading

January 5, 2013
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Behavior Challenges after Acquired Brain Injury

  How does brain injury affect behavior? A brain injury can wreck havoc on a child or adolescent’s emotions, behavior and essentially their overall quality of life. Brain injury can cause behavioral, emotional and psychosocial changes and problems, issues that … Continue reading

December 15, 2012
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What are Executive Functions?

How are executive functions affected by a brain injury? One can not talk about executive functions without first mentioning the frontal lobe of the brain. The two systems are interchangeable. So when we speak of one, we can’t help but … Continue reading

November 15, 2012
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Students With Traumatic Brain Injury: The Challenge for Teachers and Schools

Challenges for Teachers & School Traumatic brain injury is the leading cause of disability among children and youth.  Students returning to school with traumatic brain injuries may have an entire range of physical, cognitive, behavioral, social and emotional challenges.  Exposure … Continue reading