Every child is different, so it is difficult to state with certainty how a traumatic brain injury might impact learning. However, researchers agree that concussions, in general, can affect the brain, especially in children. If your child suffered a concussion due to the negligence of a third party, you could be entitled to compensation. Contact the serious injury attorneys at Salamati Law for a free consultation.
Additional Effort is Needed
Sometimes, a concussion doesn’t prevent a student from returning to school. However, they may require more time and more specialized instruction to complete a task that would have once been easy for them. For example, a student could find their reading speed and comprehension is diminished–making it necessary to spend additional time with the material. Further, because they may be having trouble focusing, they might need several attempts to complete a project.
In addition, any stress or strain could exacerbate the symptoms of a concussion. Unfortunately, those conditions are often present in an academic setting. It can be exhausting for your child to attend school while suffering from post-concussion syndrome. In fact, studies have shown that the symptoms of a concussion in a child can worsen with time.
One of the more common aspects of a concussion is how it impacts a child’s emotional state. Highs and lows are common for individuals living with post-concussive syndrome. However, these outbursts could affect your child’s ability to continue with their education, as this could be distracting for their fellow students.
Drowsiness and Trouble Concentrating
A middle school student, for example, suffering from post-concussion syndrome, can find it challenging to concentrate. In fact, according to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), drowsiness and difficulty concentrating are common signs of this syndrome.
As stated above, these symptoms can impact your child’s ability to learn. When your child cannot focus on their studies, they are unlikely to absorb and retain information—for example, memorizing dates for a history quiz. These symptoms could also signify that their injury is more serious than you realized.
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The impact of a concussion on a child’s ability to learn can be frustrating. It’s essential that you consider your legal options. Your child could be entitled to compensation if their concussion resulted from another party’s negligence. A Los Angeles traumatic brain injury lawyer could help you pursue justice for your child’s traumatic brain injury. Reach out to Salamati Law to schedule your free consultation as soon as possible.