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TRAUMATIC BRAIN INJURY

Most often result from rapid deceleration accidents; may also be caused by stroke, poisoning, insufficient oxygen or infection; among most rapidly emerging disabilities among ages 15 to 28 years.

Limitations may vary greatly depending on areas of brain affected and may include:

  • organization of thoughts, cause-effect relationships
  • problem solving
  • information processing
  • memory
  • vision
  • hearing and communication skills
  • strength, speed and coordination in ability to carry out previously learned tasks
  • writing, reading and visual spatial skills

Accommodations may include:

  • note taking assistance
  • extended time on tests
  • separate testing location to minimize distractions
  • tape recording lectures
  • use of laptop computer with word processor
  • audio texts and handouts
  • alternative format such as oral or essay exams
  • calculator

 

General Communication Tips

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