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Can you reflect on your personal reactions to working or interacting with children or adolescents who have disfiguring birth defects or disabilities due to injury? What personal issues must you be aware of when first meeting?

-A teenager who endured a traumatic brain injury in an automobile accident and who now has severe facial and upper-body scarring?
-A child who was born paralyzed?

Can you differentiate the effect that disorders have on disabled children and adolescents?
-describe how counselors must be genuinely sensitive to personal reactions and responses before encountering clients with physical evidence of injury.

300 words or more with scholarly reference.

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NOTE: These questions invite you to reflect on your own personal reactions when working with children or adolescent with brain injuries or disabilities. I have provided you with some referenced information to be used within that framework. You should specifically state how you would react or respond to these clients.

Can you reflect on your personal reactions to working or interacting with children or adolescents who have disfiguring birth defects or disabilities due to injury? What personal issues must you be aware of when first meeting: Can you differentiate the effect that disorders have on disabled children and adolescents? Describe how counselors must be genuinely sensitive to personal reactions and responses before encountering clients with physical evidence of injury.

(1) A teenager who endured a traumatic brain injury in an automobile accident and who now has severe facial and upper-body scarring?

Research is presented to explain the human brain as a collection of neurological mechanism that is wired to carry out many functions. Brain injury can present a barrier to many executive and menial functions. For example, traumatic brain injury (TBI) is the most common cause of acquired disability in children and adolescents with the highest peak in incidence of TBI occurring during the adolescent and young adult years (Wade, Walz, ...

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This solution discusses disorders and disabilities due to injury affecting children.

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