Possible Effects of a Traumatic Brain Injury


 

 

Physical impairments  



Cognitive impairments 

Emotional impairments 

 speech


short term memory deficits

mood swings

 vision


impaired concentration

denial

 hearing


slowness of thinking

self-centeredness

 headaches


limited attention span 

anxiety

 motor coordination


impairments of perception

depression

 spasticity of muscles


communication skills

lowered self-esteem

 paresis or paralysis


planning

sexual dysfunction

 seizure disorders


writing

restlessness

 balance


reading

lack of motivation

 fatigue


judgment 

difficulty controlling

 emotions





Brain Injury Association of America (n.d.).Living with a brain injury: Brain Injury in Children. http://www.biausa.org/brain-injury- children.htm