Brain injury is very complex and no two brain injuries are the same. The CDC determined that brain injury is a chronic medical attention that requires long-term care in some cases. The CDC and other websites have excellent information on understanding brain injury. The term neuroplasticity has been used to describe the amazing ability of the brain to heal from a brain injury with the appropriate treatment and support. It is important to have the best possible support team to maximize healing and fight isolation and hopelessness.
For children who have brain injuries that affect their schooling it is important to discuss with the school staff what accommodations are needed to help them succeed. For adults who have brain injuries that affect their ability to work and do essential daily activities it is important to discuss with the treatment team what accommodations and supports are needed to get better.