A brain injury can impact a student’s ability to succeed in school. It can change the way a student behaves, moves, thinks, and learns. Every child and every injury is unique. No single strategy will work for all. But, the more educators know about brain injury the better prepared they will be to support the success of a child in their classroom. The resources on this page teach strategies for educators to use when working with a child with brain injury.
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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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
A monthly infosheet on topics relevant to brain injury.