Myth or Fact?
Misconception #1-
Children bounce back from brain injury more easily than adults do

Misconception #2-
A child's course of recovery is easy to predict

Misconception #3-
A child's brain heals faster than an adult's does

Myth or Fact?

Myth...All brain injuries are the same
Fact...Each brain injury is different
Myth...Physical recovery is a sign that the brain is healed
Fact...Cognitive recovery is different than physical recovery
Myth...A brain injury heals with time
Fact...The effects of brain injury take longer to show up in kids
Myth...Younger children recover better than older children
Fact...The younger the child is when he is injured, the less
                developed the brain
Myth...A mild brain injury has NO consequences
Fact...A mild brain injury can affect concentration, memory...a                   child's ability to function at home or in school