Head injury is one of the fastest growing types of disabilities, especially in the age range of 15 to 28 years. Over 500,000 cases are reported hospitalized each year. There is a wide range of differences in the effects of a Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) on the individual, but most cases result in some type of impairment. The functions that may be affected include memory, cognitive/perceptual communication, speed of thinking, communication, spatial reasoning, conceptualization, psychosocial behaviors, motor abilities, sensory perception, and physical abilities.
Students with TBI may demonstrate one or more problem characteristics and the form may be mild, moderate, or severe
Accommodations may include the accommodations for students with learning disabilities.
There are important differences which affect the educational program of a student with an acquired head injury as compared to students with learning disabilities.
A student with a TBI may