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academic success strategies and memory loss

by Laura
(Ephrata, Washington)

Answer: Nine years ago I had a stroke due to lack of oxygen. Prior to that being very successful in school came easier usually with A's and B's. Now I find my memory not quite as effective or reliable. I want to go back to school now and I am hesitant because of my distrust of my memory. what can I do? To whom can I go?


Answer: I would not let your injury stop you from returning to school. Schools can make accommodations to help you such as allowing videotaping or recording of lectures, extra time for assignments, note taking accommodations, and various services. Consider what schools you want to attend and contact them regarding services/groups/accommodations for those with brain injury. There are many online resources to help those who want to return to school after a brain injury such as stroke. Here are a few links for you:

https://www.accreditedschoolsonline.org/resources/students-traumatic-brain-injury/

https://www.washington.edu/doit/what-are-some-ways-provide-note-taking-accommodations-student-disability

https://safestars.org/disabled-college-student-guide

https://www.brainline.org/article/student-brain-injury-achieving-goals-higher-education

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