A new study on the impact of brain injuries on children found some troubling
news. The study by Brigham Young University found that traumatic brain
injuries can result in poor social skills during childhood. Specifically,
the study found that brain injuries can affect a child's ability to
interact with other people, which can lead to a poor social life.
The researchers analyzed children with traumatic brain injuries, which
can be caused by car accidents, sports injuries and other types of accidents.
The researchers said that children who still had lasting damage after
the brain injury had a lower-quality social life compared to other kids
who didn't show signs of damage.
After a serious brain injury, the frontal lobe of the child's brain
may still have some damage. This damage can make it difficult for a child
to remember things as well as process what other people are saying in
a timely manner. Brain injuries can affect a child's short term memory
and brain-processing speed, which can lead to a poorer social life because
the child cannot interact with others like they used to, according to
It is important for parents, doctors and teachers to be aware of the ways
a brain injury may impact a child's ability to interact with others.
Having a poor social life due to a brain injury can be very difficult
for a child to understand and he or she may not know what is wrong. The
researchers said that therapy can help children overcome these challenges
but medical professionals need to understand how a brain injury may affect
their ability to communicate with others in order to find ways to improve
their social skills.
It is critical to understand the impact of brain injuries on children and
teenagers to make sure they are receiving the proper treatment and medical
care after suffering a brain injury. This information can also help during
a personal injury lawsuit in California after someone suffers a brain
injury due to someone else's negligence. Understanding the impact
a brain injury will have on the victim's life can make sure they receive
fair compensation to help them treat and manage their injury.
Source: HealthDay, "Social Skills a Casualty of Childhood Head Injury, Study Suggests," April 10, 2014