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Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)

Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)

With funding from the Oregon Department of Education (ODE), our Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) team is part of a statewide network that works in collaboration with the University of Oregon's Center on Brain Injury Research and Training (CBIRT). TBI refers to an injury to the brain that is caused by an external physical force, resulting in total or partial functional disability and/or psychosocial impairment that affects a child’s or student’s educational performance. This includes both open and closed head injuries resulting in immediate or delayed impairments in areas such as cognition, language, memory, attention, reasoning, abstract thinking, judgment, problem-solving, sensory processing, perceptual and motor abilities, psychosocial behavior, physical functions, speech and information processing

Our TBI Liason works in partnership with school districts, early intervention/early childhood special education agencies to provide a range of services and supports including the following:

  • Providing professional development to help educators and school teams understand the unique characteristics of TBI and the impact it can have upon learning
  • Assistance in determining eligibility under TBI as differentiated from other conditions
  • Training staff on best practices with regard to instruction and programming
  • Identifying accommodations and modifications to ensure students can access instruction and curriculum
  • Coaching and building capacity
  • Providing information regarding current research and most recent developments in the field of TBI
  • Facilitating student transitions from hospital-to-school


Contact Information

    Program Coordinator: Jack Fields
    Phone: 503.385.4807  Fax: 503.588.5681