Educational needs of children and adolescents after brain injury: A global perspective

Roberta DePompei, Adrienne Epps, Ronald Savage, Jean Blosser, Enrico Castelli

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When youth with brain injury enter the education system, educators, health care providers and family members are challenged to design and provide school programs that will help these youngsters achieve their greatest potential. Several global issues emerged from the presentations on pediatric educational needs and they form the framework of this article. The key themes presented include: uniformity of data collection regarding injury and outcome, specificity of collaborative approaches, sensitivity to developmental issues and creativity in program design. This article offers specific examples of effective programming and concrete recommendations for implementation. More importantly, it offers hope for the future.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)85-100
Number of pages16
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Sep 1998


  • Educational programming for youth with TBI
  • Global perspective of educational needs
  • Pediatric acquired brain injury
  • Special education

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Neurology
  • Rehabilitation
  • Health Professions(all)

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