Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)

Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) "Traumatic brain injury" means an acquired injury to the brain caused by an external physical force, resulting in total or partial functional disability or psychosocial impairment, or both, that adversely affects a child's educational performance. Traumatic brain injury applies to open or closed head injuries resulting in impairments in one or more areas, such as cognition; language; memory; attention; reasoning; abstract thinking; judgment; problem-solving; sensory, perceptual, and motor abilities; psychosocial behavior; physical functions; information processing; and speech. Traumatic brain injury does not apply to brain injuries that are congenital or degenerative, or to brain injuries induced by birth trauma. (34 CFR 300.8(c)(12))

TBI Resources available on TTAC Online (Type Brain Injury in the "Search within results" box and click "Search" or choose "Traumatic Brain Injury" under the "Disability Area" and click "Search")

Sample Resources:


Clare Talbert, M.Ed.,
Office: 703-993-4496