Teen athletes sandbag concussion tests to stay in the game
What happens when the drive to play outweighs the potential risk of injury? Some high school athletes are finding ways around the precautions coaching and medical staff take to ensure their safety.
Medical Care Issues for Adolescents with Brain Injury
Not having coordinated medical care after a TBI can complicate matters, especially for adolescents who are trying to transition to independent adulthood.
Extending Use of Biomarkers to Pediatric Population with TBI
Researchers and clinicians hope to make using biomarkers to diagnose TBI in infants or even in pre-natal cord blood a reality.
The Dangers of Creating "Vulnerable Child Syndrome"
Parents need to balance their awareness of a child's mild TBI with letting that worry get in the way of the child's normal development.
The Specifics of Abusive Head Trauma
Abusive head trauma includes Shaken Baby Syndrome but also includes other injuries inflicted by an adult on a child.
CT Scans Versus MRIs for Imaging a Child's Brain
Both CTs and MRIs come with risks — from sedative drugs to levels of radiation. Depending on the severity of brain injury, parents and doctors should always consider the risk-benefit ratio.
More Research and Attention Needed for Pediatric Brain Injury
Pediatrician Rachel Berger talks about how pediatric brain injury is behind that of adult brain injury in research and process.
How to Treat Children with TBI
Unlike adults, children with a brain injury may not manifest any issues until they fail to reach a new developmental stage. Earlier intervention is always advisable, but diagnosis can be tricky.
Making Connections Between a TBI and Later Developmental Issues
Pediatrician Rachel Berger talks about the importance of being aware of a child's early concussion in case later he or she has trouble reading or is acting out ... the two may be connected.
High Hopes for Blood Biomarkers to Diagnose Brain Injury in Young Children
Pediatrician Rachel Berger talks about her research on blood biomarkers that could be used in the emergency setting to test for brain injury in babies and young children.
Neuropsych Exam Versus Imaging for Brain Injuries
A full neuropsychological evaluation of a child with a mild brain injury can often tell more about the nature of the damage and its functional effects than imaging screens like CAT scans or MRIs.
What Cognitive Rest Really Means
Cognitive rest after a brain injury for kids means a break from sports and intense school work. It also means no tweeting, texting, internet, cell phone ...
Can Symptoms of TBI Show Up a Few Years After an Injury?
Learn how a TBI can play a role in a child’s motor skills and language development.
The Dangers and Misunderstandings of a Second TBI
Hear what happens to one young girl who has a minor TBI while snowboarding ... and a serious car crash months before.
Child Brain Versus Adult Brain with Traumatic Brain Injury
Studies show that a child's brain is more vulnerable to the effects of a brain injury and takes longer to recover. Learn more.
Second Impact Syndrome in Children
What happens if a young athlete doesn't take the proper amount of time to recover after a concussion before sustaining another?
The Consequences of Shaken Baby Syndrome
An infant's brain is incredibly vulnerable to injury. The violent shaking of shaken baby syndrome can cause severe brain injury, disabling that child forever.
Emotional and Behavioral Changes in Children After Brain Injury
Everything affects the outcome after a TBI -- from the severity of the injury to the ongoing support of family, friends, and community.
Common Problems Children Have After a Traumatic Brain Injury
Learn the signs and symptoms of a concussion or brain injury so you can get the best help for your child.
What Impact Can Age Have on a Child's Injury?
Learn what symptoms and signs to look for in your child with TBI -- whether the injury happened at 3 years of age, or 12 years.
How Can Physicians Best Help Families with Children with Brain Injury?
Especially with children with brain injury, health professionals need to think outside the "medical model."
Does the Label “Concussion” Change Treatment?
Kids who are diagnosed with a “concussion” might not be getting the care they need.
What to Do If Your Child's Symptoms Are Not Abating
Oftentimes a child sustains a TBI but her CT or MRI scan shows nothing. If symptoms persist, seek out a specialist.
The Role of Imaging in Pediatric Traumatic Brain Injury
New imaging technology is helping show what's normal versus not normal development in a pediatric brain. Learn more.
Targeting Teachers in Treating Brain Injury in Children
Ninety-nine percent of services kids will need after a TBI will be in the school setting. Teachers are key.
Severe TBI Can Impact the Cardiac System in Boys
Study shows that severe TBI in boys can affect heart rate.
Deep White Matter Volume Loss — One Predictor of Recovery in Children
WMV loss may be one indicator of brain injury severity.
Can Head Banging in Children Cause Brain Injury?
An unusual situation, but precautions should be taken to prevent TBI.
Caron Gan Talks About Being a Family Therapist
Learn about the work of a family therapist.
The National Pediatric Acquired Brain Injury Plan
Learn more about the National Pediatric Acquired Brain Injury plan.
Acute Concussion Evaluation (ACE) Test
This screening tool can be used for the initial evaluation and diagnosis of people who have or may have had a concussion.
Severity of Brain Injury
Every brain injury is unique, but what do these levels of severity really mean?
Integration of Neuropsychology in Educational Planning Following Traumatic Brain Injury
Educators need to know what to look for and how to help students with TBI.