Effects Of A Traumatic Brain Injury

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Introduction A traumatic brain injury also known as a TBI is an acquired injury to the brain caused by an external physical force resulting in total or partial functional disability or psychosocial impairment, or both, that adversely affects educational performance. The term applies to mild, moderate, or severe, open or closed head injuries resulting in impairments in one or more areas. (Florida Dept. of Education 2015) Although I have never met anyone with a brain injury, I wanted to learn more about it and what they go through to get a better perspective. One of my favorite movies is 50 First Dates with Adam Sandler and Drew Barrymore. He meets a girl who had been in a car accident with her father years before and suffers from memory loss. Every day she re-lives her day the same as before and every night it’s almost like her short term memory has been erased. She only remembers what happened right before her accident. Until she meets a man who changes all of that. As the movie goes on, they fall in love and every day she wakes up to watch a video to show what her life is like now. During the movie she meets a man named “10 second Tom” who could only remember things for 10 seconds. It really opened my eyes to how blessed we are to remember the little things. A TBI can affect everyone differently. It can cause you to lose short term memory, long term, affect other parts of your body, and you might not
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