Traumatic Brain Injury



Traumatic Brain Injury

Characteristics

Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) is characterized by an acquired injury to the brain caused by an external force that adversely affects the student’s education performance. The term applies to open and closed head injuries resulting in impairments in one or more areas, such as: problem-solving, cognition, language, memory, attention, psychosocial behavior, reasoning, abstract thinking, sensory, perceptual and motor abilities, physical functions, information processing, and speech. The term does not apply to brain injuries that are congenital, degenerative in nature or induced by birth trauma.


Evaluations/Assessments
  1. A summary of the child’s pre-injury functioning status
  2. A medical evaluation from a licensed doctor of medicine that is current within one year
  3. A comprehensive developmental or educational assessment to indicate the effect of the injury on the student's educational performance
  4. A neuropsychological, psychological or psychoeducational evaluation.