Behaviour after Brain Injury Changes and Challenges

Nina M. Marchese, Andrea Potoczny-Gray and Ron Savage, Ed.D.
The behavior of a student with a brain injury can be disruptive, frustrating and challening in the classroom. This tip card helps families, therapists and educators recognize the relationship between brain trauma and changes in behavior. It gives strategies for parents and educators to address challenging behaviors and change disruptive behaviors.

A student with behavior changes after a brain injury is often seen as a “problem” in the classroom. The ABC approach to understanding behavior – antecedent, behavior and consequence – is explained. This tip card explains why antecedent management of behavior for children and students with brain injury is more effective than traditional behavior management approaches. It gives checklists for identifying changes in behavior, defining behavior, assessing behavior, evaluating behavior, and using successful strategies at home and in school to help the child or student with an acquired brain injury.

For more detail, see the manual Strategies for Managing Challenging Behaviors of Students with Brain Injuries.

Pages 6

2008, second edition