Children and Brain Injuries
Traumatic brain injuries often occur in infants and children (about 475,000 per year). Like adults, children can and some do get symptoms that present as learning, behavioral, and emotional problems. Some problems include hearing, speech, vision, and balance problems plus headaches and even seizures. Essentially, the problems seen in adults with traumatic brain injuries can be seen in children but sometimes the problems do not show up or are not noticed for months or years. The children often do not grow out of problems caused by traumatic brain injury. Many children may need professional help to address their problems.