About Brain Injury
Brain injuries can range in scope from mild to severe. Traumatic brain injuries (TBI) result in permanent neurobiological damage that can produce lifelong deficits to varying degrees. Moderate to severe brain injuries typically refer to injuries that have the following characteristics:
Moderate brain injury is defined as a brain injury resulting in a loss of consciousness from 20 minutes to 6 hours and a Glasgow Coma Scale of 9 to 12.
Severe brain injury is defined as a brain injury resulting in a loss of consciousness of greater than 6 hours and a Glasgow Coma Scale of 3 to 8.
~Definition from www.traumaticbraininjury.com
Injury can impact the brain in several ways including cognitive functioning, sensory processing, vision problems, speech/language difficulties and perceptual difficulties.
In many adoptions situations, it is difficult to know if a brain injury has occurred in the past. Perhaps the medical history has been difficult to obtain or injuries went untreated and unreported. If you suspect your child has sustained a brain injury seek help immediately.
In this section, you will find articles and services designed to support families who are struggling with the effects of brain injury.
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