Lakes Country Service Cooperative

1001 E. Mount Faith, Fergus Falls, MN 56537

218-739-3273

    • About Traumatic Brain Injury
       
       
      Common Learner Characteristics
      • Impaired executive functioning skills in such things as:
      • Initiating or starting up an activity, organizing or planning the steps
      • Involvement in a project, and carrying out intended plans
      • Lack of organizational skills and failure to adjust mistakes

      How might these characteristics affect a child in the classroom?

      • Sitting idle until another person specifically directs him or her
      • Lacks energy
      • Takes too long to complete a task
      • Trouble following a sequence of directions
      • Difficulty with thinking ahead to what is needed in a given activity
      • Inability to notice and correct errors
      • Difficulty taking suggestions and using them to improve performance
      • Confused with time and/or spacial orientation
      • Fatigues easily
      • Could exhibit characteristics noted under Other Health Impairments and Physical Impairments
      • Difficulty with social skills
      • Difficulty shifting topics

      Next Steps

      • Discuss concerns with parents
      • Review student's past history (academic, medical, etc.)
      • Talk to previous teachers. Talk to counselors
      • Explore interventions and document the results
      • Follow school district's referral procedure
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