Common Classroom Issues of Students with TBI

Center on Brain Injury Research and Training
Common Classroom Issues of Studnets with TBI

Students with a traumatic brain injury can experience a wide range of challenges in school.

Common difficulties can include:

  • Attention
  • Memory
  • 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
Posted on BrainLine June 21, 2010.

From the Center on Brain Injury Research and Training. Reprinted with permission.