Accommodating Brain Injury Tip Sheet
Acquired brain injury: An injury to the brain that is not hereditary, congenital, degenerative, induced by birth trauma or traumatic brain injury caused by external physical forces to the head. Injuries result in a change in neuronal activity affecting physical integrity, the metabolic activity, or the functional ability of nerve cells in the brain.
- Mental Inflexibility
Use the acronym "ROWBOATS" when presented with a challenge.
|R||Reduce amount of information|
|O||One instruction at a time|
|W||Written and verbal when possible|
|B||Breaks are helpful|
|O||Often is better, routines help|
|A||Ask person for paraphrase/repeat|
|T||Take time, go slowly|
|S||Simple and organized info is best|