Brain injury can affect the social skills which become increasingly important as children enter middle and high school. Youths with brain injuries often find it harder to make new friends and keep existing relationships because of unintentional mistakes and social blunders. The brain injury may affect the youth’s ability to control behavior and impulses. The youth may not understand how to interact with peers.
This tip card describes the social changes and losses that parents and educators often see and provides practical strategies to help young and older teens at home and in school.