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Traumatic Brain Injury

A student with traumatic brain injury is one who has been determined to meet the criteria due to 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:

  • 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
  • Traumatic brain injury does not apply to brain injuries that are congenital or degenerative, or to brain injuries induced by birth trauma as stated in Sec. 300.8 (c) (12).