A child or adolescent can suffer a mild, moderate or even a severe traumatic brain injury (TBI) from numerous activities in their everyday lives. Some common causes for children include bicycle accidents, motor vehicle collisions, accidents in recreational sports and even accidents on playground equipment.
Given these common causes, it should come as no surprise that children and adolescents are some of the most at risk populations for sustaining a TBI. In fact, children under the age of 15 have a 1 in 5 chance of sustaining some form of TBI, and over 3% of hospital admissions are attributed to TBI alone. Children under the age of 5 are at an even greater risk due to their higher propensity for falls. Continue reading