Dr. Jeanne Dise-Lewis, CU Assoc. Prof. of Psychiatry, Director of Psychological Rehab at Children's Hospital in Denver, speaks about PEDIATRIC BRAIN INJURY on October 7, 2009 at the Brain Injury Association of Colorado's 27th Annual Conference, held at the Marriott DTC.
Dr. Dise-Lewis compares adult and child brain injuries, which deter a child's development in damaged areas, while other areas progress for an uneven overall effect. She also discusses misdiagnosis of children's brain injuries into other descriptions, sometimes bipolar disorder, or ADHD or Asperger's or Autism. But accurate diagnosis can bring accurate treatment.
Many kids with traumatic brain injury have no rehab except in the public schools, where they end up in special education but don't fit in because they retain intellect. Identifying damaged learning abilities can also identify what learning pathways remain functional, which can restart learning and leave frustration and failure behind.
Dise-Lewis' career of 25-plus years is experience worth listening to.
Brainiacs is 60 minutes long.