The metabolism of youth is effective in helping them recover quickly from viruses and broken bones, but, unfortunately, their age is not in their favor if they experience a traumatic brain injury (TBI). With TBIs, we adults have an advantage.
Recent Research Sheds New Light
According to the Brain Injury Association of America (BIA), recent research disproves the belief that children’s brain plasticity—its ability to change with experience—enables them to recover from a brain injury better and more quickly than adults.
It turns out that a brain injury is more devastating to a child’s brain than the same injury is to an adult. Cognitive impairment may not show up until much later, when the child is faced with more challenging mental tasks, accelerated learning situations, and expectations of socially acceptable behavior. This is when effects of the earlier injury become apparent. It could be months or even years before required cognitive tasks reveal damage that was previously undetected.
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