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Traumatic Brain Injury: Siblings' adjustment and education

If you had a sibling of a student with TBI (Traumatic Brain Injury), what issues may affect the sibling's success in your class? What could you do to help the sibling adjust to this difficult situation?

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Traumatic Brain Injury is a complex condition in which physical as well as intellectual and emotional factors might be at play. In the realm of academic learning, the person with TBI might experience difficulties with memory, sequencing, reasoning, judgement, as well as social "awkwardness" or difficulty. The sibling might demonstrate the following effects: feelings of embarrassment if his sister/brother exhibits social inappropriateness, feelings of ...

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This solution defines Traumatic Brain Injury with information on typical sequelae. Issues affecting the siblings' success in class and suggestions for adjustment are provided.

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