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New Resources Posted on MTBI, Balance Issues and Basic Behavior Guidelines

21-Dec-2011

BIAA has posted three new fact sheets to help those who are impacted by brain injury related issues:

  • Basic Behavior Guidelines
    People with brain injury often have difficulty in understanding how their behavior affects others. When this is the case, the environmental conditions surrounding people with traumatic brain injury (TBI) can have a significant impact on behavior, without the person with a brain injury fully appreciating that fact. Organize the setting and plan the approach to the person to increase opportunities for successful learning and decrease behavioral problems.
  • Balance and Vestibular Issues Following Brain Injury
    Dizziness and balance problems, also known as vestibular disorders, after a brain injury may be difficult to diagnose and treat, yet can be quite disabling. Vestibular disorders, which may also include vertigo, or a feeling of spinning, are often misdiagnosed or entangled with other related issues and require specialized evaluation and treatment. For those with mild brain injuries, diagnosis may be especially challenging.
  • Mild Traumatic Brain Injury (MTBI)
    1.7 million people suffer a TBI each year in the U.S; between 75% and 90% of these injuries are categorized as MTBI. MTBIs cost the nation nearly $17 billion each year. Research indicates that up to 15% of patients diagnosed with MTBI may have persistent, disabling problems.

Go here to download these valuable resources.


 
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