What is a traumatic brain injury?
Traumatic brain injuries (TBI) include open and closed head injuries resulting in impairments in one or more areas, including cognition; language; memory; attention; reasoning; abstract thinking; judgment; problem solving; sensory, perceptual, and motor abilities; psychosocial behavior; physical functions; information processing; and speech. The term does not apply to brain injuries that are congenital, degenerative, or induced by birth trauma.
Where can I find resources related to brain injuries?
The Internet hosts a large quantity of websites and electronic discussion lists that contain information concerning issues of interest to individuals with brain injuries and their family members, friends, mentors, advocates, educators, employers, and coworkers. A collection of websites and discussion lists related to brain injuries can be found at Disability-Related Resources: Brain Injury.
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