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Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)

COVID-19 and Special Education

View information for educators and parents to support students with disabilities during the COVID-19 pandemic.

COVID-19 resources for special education

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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The Colorado framework for understanding the brain, how to assess brain processes, and what strategies to use with students for learning and behavior.

COVID-19 Related Resources

Have you recently begun virtually supporting a student with a Brain Injury? Checkout the BrainSteps tips for online learning. 

Online Learning for
Students with Brain Injury/FASD



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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:

Tanni Anthony
Phone: 303.866.6681
Email Tanni Anthony


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