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Brain Injury In Children: Assessment And School-Based Interventions, Deanne Smith May 2002

Brain Injury In Children: Assessment And School-Based Interventions, Deanne Smith

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A traumatic brain injury is an acquired injury to the brain caused by an external physical

force, resulting in total or partial functional disability or psychosocial impairment that adversely

affects a child's educational performance. It is considered the leading cause of mortality and

disability among children with estimates of over one million occurrences each year. The 1990

revision of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act included Traumatic Brain Injury as a

special education diagnostic category. Although this allowed students greater access to

appropriate services, it pointed out the need for additional knowledge and training for educators

working with this ...