Infographic: TBI in Kids and Teens Can Impact School Performance

American Speech-Language-Hearing Association
Infographic: TBI in Kids and Teens Can Impact School Performance

More kids suffer from traumatic brain injury than ever before. Half a million children get medial treatment for TBI each year.

Did you know that US emergency departments treat more than 170,000 sports- and recreation-related TBIs, including concussions, in children and teens, each year?

Did you know that children between 10 and 19 years old account for 70% of these visits?

And that these visits have increased by 60% during the last decade?

Click here to download and share an infographic, created by ASHA, that outlines these important statistics, causes, and effects of traumatic brain injury in kids and what parents and other adults can look for to help a child who has sustained a concussion.

Posted on BrainLine October 11, 2012.

Used with permission from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association. www.asha.org.