The Project as a whole is focused on concussions. Concussions are a form of traumatic brain injury that interferes with normal brain functions. Concussions are caused by a blow to the head or by heavy shaking of the head or upper body. Inertia causes the brain to move relative to the skull. The impacts impair the brain 's ability to function. Symptoms include, but are not limited to: headache, loss of consciousness, confusion, dizziness, nausea, vomiting and slurred speech. Numerous symptoms are also not noticeable immediately and may appear even days after the injury. Lastly concussions can cause serious, and even deadly brain damage and should not be taken lightly as such. These include but are not limited to disturbances in sleep and irritability. Because concussions are caused by changes in acceleration, accelerometers can be used to attempt to determine if a player may have received a concussion. It is important to note that accelerometers measure changes in acceleration, not damage to the brain. The only way to check for a concussion on the field is to remove the player from the game and search for the symptoms (“Concussion”).
Ordinarily, most who hear this term believes it means seeing words wrong or reversing letters. Dyslexics ' are categorized as being unable to read, write, or spell (Schmitt & Clemens, 1994, Preface). The literal translation of dyslexia means “impaired words” (Schmitt & Clemens, 1994, p. 142), nevertheless dyslexia stretches far beyond reading and writing, although these are the most obvious handicaps, which Schmitt struggled with daily. Dyslexia causes a person to favor the right hemisphere of their brain than the left hemisphere, therefore “people with congenital or acquired dyslexia often have left-side handicaps that are so severe that most of their mental processes are delegated to the right hemispheres of their brains” (Schmitt & Clemens, 1994, p. 133). The left hemisphere of the brain is normally specialized in taking care of the analytical and verbal tasks, i.e. language skills, skilled movement, and analytical time sequence processing3. Consequently, “western cultures [favor] the characteristics of left-side functioning, our educational system reflects that bias and is heavily weighted against those individuals whose physiologic makeup has granted them attributes of creativity, imagination, and fantasy” (Schmitt & Clemens, 1994, p. 133). Schmitt shares his journey from being known as an idiot to proving to the world he is brilliant, highlighting on moments of success and
I first discovered speech-language pathology back when I was in high school, in a very unexpected way. I was talking with my grandmother, who had told me she received her Masters degree in Speech-Language Pathology after my father was born. My father has had hearing aids since the age of five, and had to continuously attend speech therapy while growing up. My grandmother told me stories of how she would sit with my father every night, away from his six other siblings, with the lights off and talk to him. She would say words to him, which he would then have to repeat back to her, without relying on his normal trick of reading lips. After hearing these stories and learning more about the field, I was intrigued and hooked.
The client had an L-hemisphere CVA on 8/11/10. After the stroke, the client was admitted for a 5 day acute care hospitalization and then into an inpatient rehab setting for six weeks for one hour every day. Through a speech evaluation, the client was diagnosed with a mild anomic aphasia and mild apraxia of speech. The client 's goals are to improve her mobility, communication, and return home. This session was a re-assessment six months after she was discharged from the inpatient rehab setting.
One hard blow to the head, Zack Lystedt’s helmet bounced right off the turf. He laid there but, he soon got up to his feet and to the sideline. The next 15 minutes he was back in the game and playing like a star. During the last play of the game, the other team was about to score and win but he makes a head to head tackle to save the game. This was the second hit which changed his life. Zack faced second impact syndrome and was sent to a hospital in Seattle on the edge of death. He was in a coma for 3 months and could not talk for 9 months. Zack still has to be in a wheelchair (Tarshis). Concussions have occurred in football for decades and players like Zack still risk their lives when they step on the field. Many players ignore the injury
Technically, a concussion is a short loss of normal brain functions in response to a sustained head injury. But people often use it to describe any minor injury to the head or brain area. Concussions are a common type of sports injury in the NFL. A player can also have one if a blow to the head or a hit to the head after a fall. Symptoms of a concussion may not start right away, which may start days or weeks after the injury had occurred. Symptoms may include headache or neck pain, also nausea, ringing in the ears, dizziness, and or tiredness. Players may feel dazed or not normal for several days or weeks after the injury. Doctors use neurologic exams and imaging test to diagnose a concussion. Most players recover fully after a concussion, but it can take some
A concussion is a tramatic brain injury that alters the way your brain function. Although the effects are usually temporary the effects can be delayed for hours or days and can last days to months. The effects include: headaches, and problems with concentration, memory loss, balance and coordination. Concussions are usually caused caused by a blow to the head or neck or upper part of the body. The cause of a concussion can be from a contact sport, a car accident, or even a kid falling on a playground. A concussion can cause loss of consciousness but most patients that have a consussion do not loose consciousness. A blow to the head, neck, or upper body can cause you brain to hit the walls of the skull violently. All concussions cause injury
People that suffer from head trauma like Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) and Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (CTE) have long term consequences but how does this affect their life and what are people suggesting to do about it? ALS and CTE are two forms of diseases to the brain that causes severe symptoms such as muscle weakness, memory loss, shortness of breath, and confusion. ALS is a rare disease with fewer than 20,000 cases per year found in the U.S. This type of disease affects nerve cells in the brain and in the spinal cord. CTE is some what similar to ALS but this other disease is commonly found in athletes with a history of repetitive brain trauma. It is impressive how CTE diagnosis can only be confirmed after death. Concussions
In order to be diagnosed with a concussion or brain injury, you need to have a neurological exam. This will likely occur in the emergency room by a physician. If they believe that you may have had a concussion or a more serious injury, they will likely order a series of more definitive testing, such as CT or MRI scans of the brain. A neurologist or radiologist will read the scans and determine the extent of the damage. Once it 's determined the person has in fact experienced a concussion, a variety of treatment options will be suggested.
According to National Conference of State Legislation (NCSL), a traumatic brain injury is a disruption of the brain due to a bump, blow, jolt or penetrating head injury. Although most of these injuries occur from car accidents and blunt force trauma to the head, the link between football and traumatic brain injury continues to strengthen. In a recent study, for example, researchers discovered that out of the 111 brains analyzed from deceased NFL players, 110 of them tested positive chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE), a brain disorder associated with repeated hits to the head over a period of time.
Closed-head injuries are caused mostly by car accidents, falls, acts of violence, and sports injuries. Closed-head injuries can be from mild injuries to traumatic brain injuries and can lead to severe brain damage or death. If symptoms of a head injury are seen after an accident, medical care is needed to diagnose and treat the injury. Without medical attention, injuries can progress and cause further brain damage, disability, or death.
The protagonist in this novel has the incapability to comprehend the actions and emotions of others and therefore cannot emphasize. He does not understand when a person is telling a joke; in the text he said “I cannot tell jokes because I do not understand them” (Haddon 8). His inability to digest these words and be incapable of emphasizing it is a large factor in his disease. He also cannot comprehend metaphors, when he was listing the reasons as to why he finds people confusing he listed “The second main reason is that people often talk using metaphors” (Haddon 15). He thinks of them as lies because he cannot imagine such events happening, he thinks that they make you overthink and forget what the person was thinking about. Christopher may be excelling in math and physics but English is his sore
More now than ever athletes are being watched out for when there is trauma to the brain. After multiple cases of poor treatment to concussions parents and doctors are cracking down on letting concussions not be a big deal. As more studies advance, it is discovered that every case is different. The range is created by severity, past experience with trauma, and how the patient heals. Concussions in sports can range in severity, and how they affect each individual over time depending on times of impact.
When we read about Maggie we see that she was born with a very healthy biological constitution in which she grew up in the United States and attended college on the West Coast. Unfortunately a motorcycle accident that threw her 20 feet in the air, causing Maggie to sustain multiple fractures and a severe close head injury, she was not wearing her helmet. Due to the injuries Maggie sustained she was in a coma for three weeks.This accident changed her life forever. Before the accident, she had a very healthy biological constitution and now that has all changed. Eventually all of her External bodily injuries, fractures healed and she was able to walking and talk again just like she did before but unfortunately she wasn't the same cognitively. The accident caused Maggie to have a Traumatic brain injury that permanently changed her world. From the
There are a lot of different brain injuries in the world. Many of us know about a few major ones like Concussions, which is the temporary state of being unconsciousness caused by a blow to the head. Alzheimer 's disease, which is a neurological disorder in which the death of brain cells cause memory loss and cognitive decline. Also others like strokes, dementia, seizures, etc. Not all of these brain injuries and be cured and some even lead to death.