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.
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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