Living with a Special Need: Brain Injury

This series educates young readers about a variety of special needs their peers live with every day. The human brain is a fragile organ, and as a result, brain damage is all too common. Tumors, strokes, accidents, gunshots, and impacts to the skull can all cause brain injury. These injuries can be minor–or they might cause memory loss or the inability to move normally. Many people who suffer brain injuries must relearn how to walk, talk, and do basic things like tie their shoes. Read the story of Jerome, a boy who suffered a dangerous head injury while riding his bicycle and learn how schools, doctors, and others are helping people like Jerome regain control of their lives. For ages 12 and up.

© 2015 Joan Esherick
Audience: Adolescents/Teens, Parent, Professional