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Teaching Young Children with Traumatic Brain Injury in Inclusive Classroom Settings

Special Education for Young Learners with Disabilities

ISBN: 978-1-78756-041-3, eISBN: 978-1-78756-040-6

ISSN: 0270-4013

Publication date: 7 January 2019

Abstract

Young children under the age of five are particularly overrepresented in traumatic brain injury (TBI) due to accidents and falls. To remediate the problems, confronting young children with TBI, is critical that they are introduced to opportunities to be placed in general education classrooms at the earliest possible point. The purposes of this chapter are to (1) describe causes, symptoms, and challenges following TBI (e.g., physical, emotional, and cognitive difficulties), (2) distinguish mild TBI (MTBI) from other mild categories of disability, (3) identify classroom interventions and strategies, and (4) identify parenting strategies that may provide essential support for them in adjusting to and managing their young child’s difficulties.

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Utley, C.A., Obiakor, F.E. and Obi, S. (2019), "Teaching Young Children with Traumatic Brain Injury in Inclusive Classroom Settings", Special Education for Young Learners with Disabilities (Advances in Special Education, Vol. 34), Emerald Publishing Limited, Bingley, pp. 139-155. https://doi.org/10.1108/S0270-401320190000034009

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Emerald Publishing Limited

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