Traumatic Brain Injury: :silhouette: …
Traumatic Brain Injury: :silhouette:
occurs when a sudden trauma causes damage to the brain. TBI can result when the head suddenly and violently hits an object or when an object pierces the skull and enters the brain tissue. TBI is a low incidence disability.("Brain Injury" n.d.)
Recording Devices :star:
"A recording device can allow a person with a brain injury to go over recorded moments with less pressure and more control."
Speaking Generating Devices :star:
A speaking generating device can help a person with a TBI with oral communication difficulties to express themselves.
Writing Devices :star:
"TBI's can affect a person's fine motor skills and also their ability to understand and communicate. Writing devices such as this can help people who have a brain injury" who need help with "vocabulary while writing."
Portable Computers :star:
Allowing the use of computers for note-taking in the classroom as well as for spell and grammar checking.
Allowing the use of calculators for mathematical problems in the classroom.
:check: Allow for frequent breaks.
:check: Allow extra time in class to complete tasks.
:check:Provide students with instructors notes.
:check: Allow students to record lectures for later playback.
:check: Avoid stressful, time constraining situations. :check: Exempt students from reading aloud in class. :check: Allow the student to sit at the front of the classroom, or in an area that will assist them.
:check: Provide a structured routine/schedule as much as possible.
:check: Allow extra time to complete tests/assessments.
:check: Minimise noise and distractions during tests - allow the student to take the test in a separate room.
:check: Cut longer exams into a series of shorter segments with breaks in between.
:check: Allow oral examinations or allow for exams to be scribed.