Students with a traumatic brain injury can experience a wide range of challenges in school.
Common difficulties can include:
- Reasoning and problem solving
- Word-retrieval difficulties
- Hyper-verbal speech
- Confabulation usually results from misperceiving the world and making incorrect interpretations rather than purposeful lying.
- Expressive speech or language problems
- Discourse ability (speaking on a topic)
- Tangential speech or difficulty maintaining a topic of conversation
- Receptive language problems
- Sexually demonstrative behavior
- Inflexibility, impulsivity or difficulty organizing thinking
- Difficulty processing complex information
- Learning new information
- Inefficient retrieval or storage of information
- Problem solving or judgment difficulties
From the Center on Brain Injury Research and Training. Reprinted with permission.