Changes in Self Awareness Among Students with brain injuries

 

McKay Moore Sohlberg, Ph.D., Bonnie Todis, Ph.D., and Ann Glang, Ph.D.

A student with a traumatic brain injury or TBI may have limited awareness of cognitive, social and behavioral difficulties. This can be challenging for educators as the student may resist supports and accommodations. This manual explains how brain trauma can affect self awareness and shows educators how to use awareness activities to help students with brain injuries in middle and high schools.

Full Description

This manual explains five factors that contribute to a student's unawareness after acquired brain injury. It shows how to work with the student by using awareness activities consistently over time. Awareness exercises show how to:

  • build student's awareness of how things are going at school
  • understand effects of brain injury on school work and peers
  • develop adaptive strategies with teachers.

This manual explains the causes of unawareness and gives practical suggestions and worksheets for working with students in middle, junior high and high school.

Item AWARE
ISBN# 1-931117-09-8
Pages 28 pages, 7 x 8½ softcover
Year 1999