In 2018, Oregon was one of 10 states awarded a TBI State Partnership Mentor Grant —a cooperative agreement under the Administration for Community Living’s (ACL) Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) State Partnership Program. This program is funded under the Traumatic Brain Injury Act of 2014 (P.L. 113-196). CBIRT will serve as the lead state agency for this three-year grant. The goal of the grant program...
Assistive technology for cognition (ATC) has tremendous potential to support increased independence in adults with cognitive impairments due to traumatic brain injury (TBI) by compensating for these impairments. However, the ATC literature cites lack of effective instruction as a barrier to successful, long-term use.
We provide brief reviews of research literature relevant to educating students with concussions and other brain injuries. These research briefs provide summaries of newly released studies highlighting the key point for easy access.
Helping a student prepare for life after high school can be very rewarding. It can also be challenging, especially if the student has a brain injury. The transition strategies presented on this page address the challenges faced when working with a student who has sustained a TBI.
If symptoms related to TBI persist beyond 6 weeks the student should be further evaluated and a more detailed accommodations plan developed. Here are some tools to help with that process.
Brain injuries can affect abilities needed to effectively function at school. Some students experience many symptoms, others might have only a few. Every brain injury is different. On this page, we provide strategies for managing common challenges after brain injury. Remember, accommodations should be assessed regularly and modified as needed.
Students who have sustained TBIs can demonstrate uneven patterns of strengths and weaknesses. Their skills can change rapidly during recovery. It’s important for educators to understand various tools that can help evaluate present levels of performance.
Returning to school after an injury is an important step in the student’s recovery. Good communication between parents, medical personnel, and the school is important. Here we provide tools to facilitate information-sharing.
Students with brain injury face challenges that differ from other disabilities. It’s important to understand these differences when working with a student with TBI. This page provides an overview of TBI and how it compares to other disabilities.
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