This is from my friends over at The Transitional Learning Center. They specialize in brain injury rehab. The comments on the original post have some great question and answer on the topic as well, so check those out too!
It is possible for multiple distinct symptoms of an acquired brain injury to present in remarkably similar fashions. For instance, a brain-injured survivor’s failure to take medication could be due to a memory deficit leading that survivor to simply forget his or her medication or it could be due to an attention deficit leading the survivor to be too distracted to take the medication in question. In each case the medication was missed, but for acutely separate reasons. A similar issue comes to light in observation of post-injury visual deficits. Did a survivor fail to notice information to his or her left due to left neglect or due to a field cut?
Let’s start off with outlining precisely what a field cut is, as it is the simpler of the two to understand. Under the effects of a field cut, the survivor has actually permanently lost the ability to perceive a portion of the field of vision. That area of the field formerly available has now…
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