American Speech-Language-Hearing Association

Traumatic Brain Injury In Kids And Teens Can Impact School Performance

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With more kids suffering traumatic brain injury (TBI) than ever before and fall sports season in high gear, parents should watch for warning signs of concussions and hearing difficulties in kids, monitor their school performance, and engage school-based speech-language pathologists and audiologists to help.

TBI can affect a child's speech, language, and thinking skills, which can lead to:

  • problems reading
  • struggles with school work and poor grades
  • tinnitus
  • hearing loss
  • balance problems
  • attention and memory problems
  • increased time to process information
  • trouble learning new things
  • need for special help in school
  • problems talking with friends or doing favorite activities
  • trouble focusing on tasks and staying organized

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