Parents want their children to succeed in school so that they can thrive in life. Unfortunately, some children don’t have this option because they suffered a traumatic brain injury (TBI) at the hands of another person. This might occur due to a car wreck, a near-drowning, medical error or a host of other types of incidents. In all of these cases, there is a chance that the child will have lingering learning disabilities.
One primary way that a TBI might impact a child’s ability to learn is that their memory can be affected. This can involve their short-term memory, long-term memory or both. When a child has trouble remembering what they learn in class, they won’t be able to later apply these concepts.
Another way that it impacts the child is that they might not be able to pay attention. A TBI can make it virtually impossible for the student to focus in class. Even if their memory is intact, there is a chance that the inability to concentrate leaves them unable to grasp key concepts.
In some cases, the TBI causes physical disabilities that work against the student in a traditional learning environment. Finding ways to help them to learn becomes a top priority for those who want to see the child succeed. This can be as simple as using computer programs to aid the child.
TBIs can be devastating. When you think about how much they can affect a child’s life, you might become angry. For parents who are left to try to pick up the pieces, seeking compensation might help them to afford the assistive devices and programs that can help their children.