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Brain Injury


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Additional Information
The primary NIH organization for research on Traumatic Brain Injury is the:National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke

The primary organization for information on Pediatric Brain Injury is the Brain Injury Association of America (BIAA)






Pediatric Brain Injury

Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is the leading cause of disability and death in children and adolescents in the U.S. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the two age groups at greatest risk for TBI are age 0-4 and 15-19.

What makes a brain injury in children different?
While the symptoms of a brain injury in children are similar to the symptoms experienced by adults, the functional impact can be very different. A brain injury actually has a more devastating impact on a child than an injury of the same severity has on a mature adult. The cognitive impairments of children may not be immediately obvious after the injury but may become apparent as the child gets older and faces increased cognitive and social expectations for new learning and more complex, socially appropriate behavior. .More>>>
Source: Brain Injury Association of America


Special Needs Book Review

Unthinkable: A Mother’s Tragedy, Terror and Triumph through a Child’s Traumatic Brain Injury.
Dixie Fremont-Smith Coskie
Unthinkable won FIRST in the 2011 ReaderViews’ and 2011 “Polka Dot Banner Award for the Best Health Book”. Available at Amazon.

Interview Dixie Fremont-Smith Coskie: Child’s Traumatic Brain Injury
Interview by Lorna d’Entremont: Vice-President of KidCompanions