Brain injury is often invisible.; no two brain injuries are alike. The location and severity of the injury and other complicating
factors -- including other injuries that may have been sustained at the time of the brain injury -- will result in uniquely
different behaviors, symptoms, abilities and disabilities in each individual.
While there are some common functional limitations that occur due to the injury, not all individuals with TBI will be affected
in the same way. An individual may have one or more areas severely affected, other areas may only have minimal or no effect.
Some of the common limitations caused by traumatic brain injury impact:
- Social skills
- Motor and physical skills
- Personality and emotions
- Attention and concentration
- Judgment and problem solving
- Reading and math
- Comprehension and expression
- Short-term memory
- Vision, hearing, taste, smell and touch
Success after a TBI is possible. While some survivors of TBI will relearn their skills and abilities, others must adjust to a new way
of life. When employment is affected, programs such as the Interactive Community-Based Model (ICBM) are available to assist the individual
in regaining their independence, sustaining employment, and reaching their maximum potential.
Click here for more at AlabamaTBI.org/Employment.