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TRAUMATIC BRAIN INJURY

TRAUMATIC BRAIN INJURY

Authorities:  34 C.F.R. Part 300; 19 T.A.C. Chapter 89
 
 
 
  FEDERAL AND STATE REQUIREMENTS
The child must be assessed in all areas of suspected disability.
The local educational agency must comply with EVALUATION PROCEDURES.
In Texas, the group of qualified professionals that determines whether the child is a child with a disability and the educational needs of the child is the child's ADMISSION, REVIEW, AND DISMISSAL COMMITTEE.
 
EVALUATION PROCEDURES
The group of qualified professionals that collects or reviews evaluation data in connection with the determination of the child's eligibility based on a traumatic brain injury (TBI) must include a licensed physician.
 
ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA
A child with a TBI is one who has been determined to meet the criteria for TBI.
TBI 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; and 
  • That adversely affects the child's educational performance.
TBI applies to open or closed head injuries resulting in impairments in one or more areas:
  • 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.
  Last Updated : Wed, Apr 19, 2017