Question

Why are developmental milestones an important consideration for children with Traumatic Brain Injury?

Answer

The effects of trauma on a child may not be evident for some time as the injury occurred to the developing brain. It is important for life care planners to realize that children with head injuries may look fine for some time, but may develop problems in the future as they are challenged by more complex and serious tasks.

Driscoll, Quinones-Pagan, Savage & Grisham. (2011). Pediatric Life Care Planning and Case Management, Second Edition, Ed. Susan Riddick-Grisham, Laura M. Deming, Chapter 18, Pgs. 465-502.

Or, First Edition: Grisham, Savage, Klingbeil, and Fawber. (2004) “Life Care Planning for the Child with Acquired Brain Injury.” In S. Riddick- Grisham (Ed.) Pediatric Life Care Planning and Case Management (pp.529-551). Boca Raton, FL: CRC Press.

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