Mild traumatic brain injury is injury to the brain from injury or disease.
Injury to the brain can result from a blow to the head or from abrupt movement (starting or stopping) of the head causing the brain to move about inside the skull.
Diseases that can cause injury to the brain include; stoke, brain tumors, infection, poisoning, hypoxia, ischemia or encephalopathy.
Signs of a mild injury include;
- Temporary confusion, disorientation, or loss of consciousness;
- Loss of memory around the time of injury;
- Loss of consciousness lasting less than 30 Minutes
- Seizures immediately following injury to the head
- Irritability, lethargy, or vomiting following head injury, especially among infants and very young children
- Headache, dizziness, irritability, fatigue, or poor concentration, especially among older children
Brief description of rehab evaluation:
A rehab evaluation will start with a review of your child’s medical history and if applicable a review of the injury. The speech therapist will give you child tests to measure thinking, and language. They will observe your child’s behaviors and interactions. After the evaluation the therapist will explain the results of the evaluation and discuss the need for treatment.
The therapist will set up a treatment plan for your child that might include strategies to help your child’s memory, ability to solve problems, increase concentration, and increase awareness of the difficulties they are experiencing. The therapist will also provide education to the parents and assign home activities to help your child.