2020 CEO | Leadership Breakfast
September 18 @ 7:30 am - 9:00 am
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Brain Health Stats & Facts in Children
Trauma, particularly, Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI), is the leading cause of death and disability in children… more so than all other diseases combined. It’s five times that of the next most common cause of death in children, Leukemia.
A TBI can permanently arrest the development of functions that haven’t yet formed in children. For example, if a child has a TBI in the parietal or occipital lobes before they develop depth perception, they will have great difficulty developing this ability, or developing if fully. Since developmental skills build off one another, this can cause several additional delays for the child as they grow.
When children survive a TBI, they are often left with permanent neurological deficits. Even if they have a mild TBI (concussion), upwards of 15-50% will be left with permanent deficits.
Rarely do we hear about what its impact is on children and life-long issues.
Comparatively little is known about the brain, and much research is still needed. TBI is one of the most underappreciated, underrepresented disabilities when it comes to federal funding for further studying and improving methods of diagnosis and treatment.
Depending on the severity, children may have a normal life expectancy post-TBI, but may also experience significant difficulties or deficits that impact several key area of their lives: relationships, education, vocational, social, emotional, physical. Additionally, they generally have an increased likelihood of acquiring psychiatric and psychological disorders.