What family members can do:
Educators can help by recognizing signs and symptoms of TBI:
Tune in if the parents or guardians express concerns of sudden behavioral, personality or educational changes.
Please take the parents or Guardians concerns seriously – they know the children better than anyone.
Get involved. If you notice a SUDDEN change in the child’s behavior or ability to learn, inform school administrators and contact the parents or guardians. WIth closed-head TBI, the injury can be invisible; the parent or guardian might not realize an injury occurred.
Be aware that a TBI designated as “mild” can have devastating impact on the child’s ability to process information and succeed.