It found, that often times, after a child is treated for a head injury, the treatment stops once they’ve recovered. The report found that virtually nothing is done to see how the child is affected later in life and that more research is needed to learn about the long term effects. The CDC found that more than 61 percent of children with moderate-to-severe TBI (traumatic brain injuries) experience a disability.
The CDC wrote, “We know very little about the long-term adult outcomes of TBI in children. Most longitudinal studies of children with moderate-to-severe TBI have examined outcomes in children for intervals that are too short to understand how TBI impacts adult outcomes.” The CDC reports significant problems might not be known until years after the injury and that its imperative to study the effects on children as their brain develops into adulthood.