Shaken Baby Syndrome Physical abuse is the leading cause of traumatic brain injury (TBI) in children. Shaken baby syndrome (SBS) is a serious form of child abuse resulting in a unique presentation of injury (American Academy of Pediatrics [AAP], 1993). SBS is the term used to identify the brain injuries that are ... Article
Article  |   October 01, 2004
Shaken Baby Syndrome
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  • Glenn Paustian
    Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL
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School-Based Settings / Attention, Memory & Executive Functions / Traumatic Brain Injury / Articles
Article   |   October 01, 2004
Shaken Baby Syndrome
SIG 16 Perspectives on School-Based Issues, October 2004, Vol. 5, 4-8. doi:10.1044/sbi5.3.4
SIG 16 Perspectives on School-Based Issues, October 2004, Vol. 5, 4-8. doi:10.1044/sbi5.3.4
Physical abuse is the leading cause of traumatic brain injury (TBI) in children. Shaken baby syndrome (SBS) is a serious form of child abuse resulting in a unique presentation of injury (American Academy of Pediatrics [AAP], 1993). SBS is the term used to identify the brain injuries that are realized from an infant or young child being held and violently shaken by a caregiver (Caffey, 1972).  In some situations, the violent shaking is accompanied by a sudden blow to the head or by striking the head against a hard surface (Alexander, Sato, Smith, & Bennett, 1990) . Child abuse must be considered with presentation of intracranial injury in the absence of other etiological considerations, especially in light of no other physical evidence of injury (Bruce & Zimmerman, 1989) .
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