Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) Services
The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, 2004 defines Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) as "...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 education performance. TBI 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. TBI does not apply to brain injuries that are congenital or degenerative, or to brain injuries induced by birth trauma."
Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) Services Available at the Center for Disabilities
- On-site consultation provided by a speech language pathologist which consists of:
- Records Review,
- Interviews with Professionals and Family Members, and
- Programming Recommendations.
- Technical assistance in identifying resources and programs appropriate for an individual with a TBI.
- Trainings, in-services and workshops including:
- Brief Overview of TBI,
- TBI 101,
- TBI and Educational Implications, and
- Other trainings available based on specific needs.
- Books and videotapes on TBI are available at the Wegner Health Science Information Center in which the Center for Disabilities is a partner.
Public school districts in South Dakota may be able to receive free traumatic brain injury training and/or free consultation for educational staff working with a student who has a traumatic brain injury. Download the Traumatic Brain Injury Services Flyer for details and contact information.