Following a brain injury, individuals may experience changes in their personality and in their learning style.
As a result, their ability to learn and accomplish activities of daily living may result in frustration.
Frustration may also occur when individuals living with brain injuries hear, “You Look Normal.”
As though looking normal means nothing happened to them.
Recently I heard someone say, “She was in a car accident several months ago, but she is fine. She just had a head injury.”
Being Aware after a Traumatic Brain Injury
People who have experienced brain injuries may have changes in their ability to learn, remember and grasp new tasks or remember old ones. Activities of daily living may become difficult and even daunting for the individual impacted by a brain injury. Once simple tasks may take huge amounts of effort and energy.
Executing and practicing once familiar tasks become a struggle resulting in increased stress, anxiety and fatigue.
Different People Learn in Different Ways
Through my experience, I discovered that there are different learning styles. Visual (watching), auditory (listening) and kinesthetic (doing). Some people learn best through a combination of these three learning styles. Others learn predominantly through the use of one or two of these styles.
Through testing, I discovered that I learn best through a combination of these three styles.
My learning disability, created by my brain injury necessitates that I learn through repetition and persistence. I have also discovered that my ability to learn tasks is hampered when sequences of information are presented to me. I am unable to remember those sequences even though they are given to me as I listen. My learning, as a result, comes at a slower pace. I learn best when I combine watching as I listen and then doing the task.
Being Aware After Your Traumatic Brain Injury
Your learning style may have changed following your brain injury my friend. As a result, you may be attempting to learn in ways that no longer work for you. As a result, you may be frustrated and want to give up on life.
How People may Be Trying to Teach you may No Longer Work for You. You may Need to be Taught in a Different Way.
But there is good news
Ask your counselor or case worker to test your learning style. Are you a visual learner, an auditory learner or a kinesthetic learner? Do you learn through watching, listening, doing or a combination of watching, listening and doing?
Understanding how you learn most effectively will give you hope. Understanding how you learn best will help you to develop strategies to learn activities of daily living. Understanding how your learn will help to empower your ongoing brain injury recovery.
Understanding Your Learning Style Will Help You To Build Your Life After Your Traumatic Brain Injury
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