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What are Traumatic Brain Injuries?

A Traumatic Brain Injury, or TBI, may be caused by external trauma such as a direct blow to the head, face, neck or anywhere on the body that results in force to the head creating nerve damage. A TBI may be mild, moderate or severe causing varying effects including changes in thinking, behaviour and personality. 


How can I support learners with a Traumatic Brain Injury?

  • Be clear and concise in delivering instructions. Simple but direct
  • Limit visual distraction and excessive noise
  • Allow for regular breaks
  • Divide lessons and large projects into smaller sections
  • Allow for extensions
  • Exam accommodations - Reader/Writer, separate room and extra time are beneficial
  • Accept alternative options for handing in assignments and presentations


I have further questions...

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