Definition Head injury is one of the fastest growing types of disabilities especially in the age range of 15 to 28 years. Over 500,000 cases are reported hospitalized each year. There is a wide range of differences in the effects of a TBI on the individual, but most cases result in some type of impairment. The functions that may be affected include: memory, cognitive/perceptual communication, speed of thinking, communication, spatial reasoning, conceptualization, psychosocial behaviors, motor abilities, sensory perception, and physical abilities.
Documentation Guidelines A neuropsychological, psychological, psycho-educational, vocational evaluation, or medical evaluation that details the effect of the TBI on cognitive functioning including a statement of functional impact or limitation on learning or major life activity.
· Tape Recorder
· Note Taker
· Reduced Course Load
· Extended Test Time
· Scribes if motor abilities are affected
· Quiet Room