Did You Know?
The brain does not finish developing until age 25. An injury of any severity to the developing brain can disrupt a child’s development, and may result in restrictions in school and participation in activities. Brain injuries/concussions can occur with rough play between friends/siblings, a fall on the playground or during backyard play. Most children are resilient and recover well, but some effects can show up later in life. Some signs or symptoms may appear immediately after the traumatic event, while others may appear days or weeks later. Brain injuries/concussions can cause health, thinking, and behavioral changes that affect learning, self-regulation, and social participation.
Always see your doctor if your child has received a blow to the head that concerns you or causes behavioral changes.
Find out more ways that you can learn about brain injury or receive assistance with local resources on Bergen ResourceNet.org:
Bergen County Brain Injury Support Group