Recently, we shared five tips for parents who are sending their children back to school in the wake of a traumatic brain injury (TBI). In today’s blog entry, we will share four bonus tips:
- Ask for regular reports. Don’t assume everything is going well; your child’s teacher and special education teachers should send home regular reports. The educators who work with your child may notice issues with behavior, memory, or cognition that you haven’t yet noticed at home. Being on the same page is vital.
- Check for fatigue. Many children with brain injuries need more rest and less stimulation than other children. Make sure your child’s educators are aware of this need and that you child gets extra breaks as needed. Also check in with your child regarding his or her fatigue levels during the day.
- Remember your child’s social life is important, too. It is easy to get wrapped up in your child’s academic performance, but how your child is faring at lunch, during recess, and with old friends is also extremely important to watch. Brain injuries can affect behavior and impulse control, making fitting in harder. At the same time, changes that occur after an accident can make it difficult to relate to old friends.
- Keep learning about TBI. Even if your child is making a great recovery, you may be dealing with issues related to traumatic brain injuries for years to come. While it is important to move on after the accident, staying informed and up-to-date is the best thing for your child’s health and success.
At the Andrew Kim Law Firm, we are dedicated to helping families with legal issues following a child head injury. To learn more about our services or to speak with Washington child injury attorney Andrew Kim, please call us today at 800-636-3676 to schedule a free, private appointment.
Category: Kids Safety, Children Injuries and Accidents
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