When disease, or the effects of chemotherapy/radiation, or head injury due to sports injury or to automobile or accident occurs, the learning journey is interrupted, sometimes in devastating ways. At the Vancouver Learning Centre, intensive and comprehensive programs have helped children, adolescents and adults achieve “personal best” outcomes. We are here for the long term and have achieved some remarkable outcomes well beyond expectations.
Red Flags for Brain Injury
If a brain injury has occurred, even without the overt loss of consciousness, due to accident or sports injury, or motor vehicle accident, the following symptoms may occur:
- Memory loss of parts of the content of the curriculum
- Fatigue, headaches, dizziness, nausea, and other health complaints
- Lower achievement than previously attained
- Lack of independence in studying, preparation, or organization
- Depression or sadness that was not present before
- Difficulty with peer and family relationships
Young people who suffer concussion are often unaware of the seriousness of the problem for their future. They return to their sport or other sports too early. They are very vulnerable to serious life-lasting injury with repeated concussions, and they are more at risk once they have had the first one, especially while they are healing.