Jan 14

Head Injuries May Create More than Headaches for Students

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Students who sustain concussions might find themselves with something more than a medical problem. Brain injuries can cause problems that will interfere with the way a student functions in and out of school. Students might start having difficulty reading, with organization or time management, among other things. Symptoms can rise to the level of a disability if the student’s performance is negatively impacted. So if your child has had a brain injury, an evaluation is appropriate to determine what accommodations are necessary in their education during recovery. Qualification for protection under the Individuals with Disabilities in Education Act will allow for formulation of an individualized education program that will outline goals and require a school to give feedback about whether improvement is seen. This article abstract has a brief explanation of the role of neuropsychologists in evaluating students with head injuries and making suggestions that will help injured students return to school:

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