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Understanding Traumatic Brain Injuries in Infants and Toddlers

Young children are prone to accidents, and it's common for them to experience bumps and falls as they begin to explore their surroundings. Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is a significant concern, occurring when there is damage to the brain from an external force. Unlike older children and adults, young children can’t clearly communicate how they feel after a fall or injury. Moreover, early signs of TBI may be mistaken for typical childhood behaviors, such as crying, clinginess, or changes in eating or sleeping patterns. More concerning physical, behavioral, and emotional changes might not become apparent until days later or even longer. Learn more from the insightful article by Adena Dacy, M.S., CCC-SLP!


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