Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) is 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. TBI has become known as the "silent epidemic." Approximately 6,000 Texas children are hospitalized each year due to TBI with 1,300 resulting in long-term disability. The impact of TBI is devastating and costly. There is no cure and the effects may be lifelong.
The statewide leadership function, Low Incidence Disabilities at Education Service Center 3, provides information, training, technical assistance, and support about TBI to teachers and other staff who work with these students. There is also an online resource document regarding TBI, Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) Resource document: Guidelines for Educating Students with Traumatic Brain Injury/Concussions. It has information about TBI, guidelines for re-entry to the school setting, and teacher resources.
Below are some additional resources: