Know these symptoms of a brain with a traumatic brain injury (TBI)

A student with a traumatic brain injury may have numerous symptoms. Loads of symptoms. If a person is hit while playing a sport, such as boxing, football, or hockey, there is always the possibility of brain trauma. Any hit to the head can cause a traumatic brain injury. You cannot see the damage to your brain, but it’s there. The symptoms are the brain’s way of letting you know that it’s injured.

Note: My brain injury resulted from an SUV hitting me while I was stopped at a red light.

These are the symptoms I have had or still have as a result of my traumatic brain injury. My list has 22 symptoms – all a result of my brain injury. For me, some of the symptoms were immediate, while others surfaced during my on-going healing process. I’m now in my 5th year of healing.

Download a pdf of these symptoms.

In upcoming blog posts, I’ll be sharing practical ways to teach with the symptoms in mind, which is critical to providing support to students who have – or have had – a traumatic brain injury.

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