An Essential Guide to Concussions and Traumatic Brain Injuries

How Does Traumatic Brain Injury Affect Learning?

About 5.3 million people are living with permanent TBI-related disabilities in the United States currently. About 5% of the population will also experience a head injury and about 15% of those people will experience long-term symptoms. Many people will see that their ability to learn or do school work is impacted greatly. Some common symptoms post-TBI are listed below:

  • Shorter attention span
  • Memory difficulties (short and long)
  • Difficulties looking at images or text near and far
  • Reading difficulties with eye-tracking
  • Personality changes
  • Migraines from concentrating
  • Difficulties making quick eye movements when looking down at your notes and up at the whiteboard
  • Light sensitivity
  • Sound sensitivity
  • Difficulties discerning voices in a group setting

All of these symptoms contribute to major learning difficulties while at school or at work and can be very debilitating. Make sure you get evaluated by a concussion specialist if you are experiencing these symptoms.

Treatment strategies for mTBI/TBIs (SD Chiropractic Neurology).