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Traumatic Brain Injury: Learning to Learn Again

Vanessa Schmitt was a typical teenager. Full of energy and enthusiasm, she studied, held a lead in the school play, sang in choir,  and generally enjoyed life.

Then one afternoon, a head on crash with a large truck changed the course of Vanessa’s  life. With a traumatic brain injury, she had to re-learn how to learn. With insights from her own journey, Vanessa brought unique insights into the process of learning. And that experience eventually sent her on a mission to help learning challenged children. 

Traumatic Brain injury

A head on collision changed everything for Vanessa Schmitt

Having to re-learn how to learn opens the door to many questions about our educational system.  How do we learn? Do some of us learn differently? Does our current system offer the testing modalities we really need to demonstrate mastery of material and competence? Or are there other ways to consider and measure the learning process? How do we best adapt our educational systems to help those that learn differently?

This story will warm your heart and your soul and make you reconsider the real impact of a bump in the road.

Traumatic brain injury

Vanessa Schmitt




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