U of O
The Center on Brain Injury
Research & Training

Memory Deficits in Students with TBI

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TBI can compromise memory systems in students. Injuries to specific parts of the brain or microscopic injuries throughout the brain can be responsible for memory challenges. Sometimes, the deficits are lifelong and severe; other times they are relatively minor and improve over time. Often, students with TBI require some level of accommodation and support for memory issues to be successful in a classroom.

Organizational Supports and Strategies

No two students with TBI are the same. Each student's memory deficits are unique. Accomodations need to vary and depend on the individual student's ability to learn and to recall new material.

Understand the Problem

Since each student is unique, it is important to truly understand the problem. It is very difficult to create accommodations without a good understanding of the challenges the student faces. Questions to consider are:

Plan Accomodations