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Traumatic Brain Injury h Traumatic Brain Injury TBI is a disability that results from an injury to the brain including brain stem that results in impaired cognitive physical or emotional functioning h The areas we will discuss are Parietal Lobe Temporal Lobe Frontal Lobe Brain Stem and the Cerebellum Refer to picture A for location of these h The Parietal Lobe controls visual attention touch perception goal directed voluntary movements manipulation of objects integration of senses h If the Parietal Lobe is injured a person may have trouble naming an object inability to attend to more then one object at a time problems with reading difficulty distinguishing right from left difficulty with hand eye coordination to name a few h The Occipital Lobe controls vision h If the Occipital Lobe is injured a few of the symptoms a person may complain of hallucinations visual field impairments inability to recognize the movement of an object h The Temporal Lobe controls hearing ability memory acquisitions some visual perceptions and the categorization of objects h If the Temporal Lobe is injured some affects may include difficulty with face recognition understanding spoken word short term memory loss increased or decreased sexual interest inability to categorize objects and increased aggressive behaviors h The Frontal Lobe controls emotional response expressive language word association and judgement regarding daily activities h Damage to the Frontal Lobe could make spontaneity in interacting with others flexible thinking and ability to focus on a task difficult Also persistence of a single thought and mood change could occur h The Brain Stem controls breathing heartbeat swallowing startle response sweating blood pressure level of alertness ability to sleep and sense of balance h Damage to the Brain Stem could decrease capacity in breathing make swallowing food difficult problems with balance and movement dizziness and nausea and sleeping difficulties h The Cerebellum controls voluntary movement balance and equilibrium and some memory reflex motor acts h Insult to
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