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.
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Professional Development Opportunities
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Interventions to Improve Executive Function Skills by Sarah Ward, MS CCC‐SLP
The Colorado Brain Injury Team and Exceptional Student Services Unit is proud to present this training.
The Interventions to Improve Executive Function Skills training will provide information, materials and practice with strategies and interventions to address executive functioning deficits for students of all ages (Pre‐K‐12).
Level 2 Brain Injury Training (Video Modules - 4 parts)
- Youth Brain Injury Connections - Do you know someone with a brain injury who needs support? Refer them to the Youth Brain Injury Connections Program
- Colorado Kids with Brain Injury
- IEP forms
- CDE Health and Wellness
- Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD)
- Brain Injury Alliance of Colorado
- Concussion Management Guidelines
- Colorado Traumatic Brain Injury Trust Fund
- HCP Program
- Preventing Shaken Baby Syndrome
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