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Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)

Definition:  A child with a Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) is a child with an acquired injury to the brain caused by an external physical force resulting in total or partial functional disability or psychosocial impairment, or both, which impairment adversely affects the child’s ability to receive reasonable educational benefit from general education. A qualifying Traumatic Brain Injury is an open or closed head injury 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. The term “traumatic brain injury” under this rule does not apply to brain injuries that are congenital or degenerative, or to brain injuries induced by birth trauma.


                                                March is BRAIN INJURY AWARENESS Month!

If you missed Dr. Mark Halstead's AMAZING presentation on RTL/RTP with mTBI, you can access it here along with resources. Feel free to share the presentation if it would be beneficial to kids in Colorado!




Important Resources

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Building Blocks of Brain Development

A model of brain development, injury, and support.




      Jody Dickerson's OFFICE HOURS:​ ALL times will be 9:30-10:30 AM

11.14 - When do you need an IEP: Brain Injury  ​REGISTRATION LINK 11/14

01.09 - Qualification Categories for Brain Injury​ REGISTRATION LINK 01/09/24

​04.09 - Being Present at the IEP table REGISTRATION LINK FOR 04/09/24





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BrainSTEPS consulting teams support school teams in the development and implementation of educational plans following acquired brain injury.

Learning Opportunities

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  • Professional Development
  • Online Learning
  • Videos
  • Other



  • Organizations
  • CDE Webpages

Join the Brain Injury Listserv

To subscribe to the brain injury listserv:

  1. Open a new email.
  2. In the “To” field, type the email address and send the message.
  3. You will receive a confirmation email. You will not be added until you respond to this email.
  4. If you have a problem, try using “plain” text or check with the technology people in your district.


For more information, please contact:

Jody Dickerson, RN, BSN, MN
Brain Injury Specialist 
Phone: (720) 795-2273
Email Jody Dickerson

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