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Low Incidence: Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)

Resources and Information

The Missouri DHSS lists more information on TBI, including symtpoms, consequences, what people who have suffered a TBI can do about it.

MO DHSS Children and Youth Resources:

"The Brain Injury Association of America (BIAA) is the voice of brain injury. We are dedicated to increasing access to quality health care and raising awareness and understanding of brain injury through advocacy, education and research. With a nationwide network of more than 40 chartered state affiliates and hundreds of local chapters and support groups, we provide help, hope and healing for individuals who live with brain injury, their families and the professionals who serve them."

"The Brain Injury Association of Missouri (BIA-MO) is a 501(C)3 non-profit organization. We provide support, education, recreation, referral services and advocacy for persons with brain injury and their families as well as professionals and the community."

"CDC’s research and programs work to prevent TBI and help people better recognize, respond, and recover if a TBI occurs."

"In the initial sections of this manual, general information about TBI and clarification of some terminology are presented. The remainder of the manual will outline the likely reasons that clients with TBI might be referred to a psychologist for care, will address issues relevant to assessment for those with TBI, and will review issues relevant to the provision of interventions for such individuals (Brainline.org)."

"LearnNet includes a problem-solving system designed to help you identify useful procedures for helping students with brain injury in school and at home."

The Missouri DHSS lists more information on TBI, including symtpoms, consequences, what people who have suffered a TBI can do about it.

"The Missouri Head Injury Advisory Council studies and makes recommendations to policy makers to improve, expand, coordinate and develop a service delivery system, including prevention, for survivors of head injury and their families."

It is often difficult for teachers to find resources for working with students with
traumatic brain injuries (TBI). Trainings are normally only available at set times during
the year, but a school may have a student acquire a brain injury at any time. Therefore,
The Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education, Division of Special
Education in conjunction with the Missouri Department of health and Senior Services,
Office of Special Health Care needs has located an excellent on-line training source from
the Tennessee Project Brain network. The training resource was originally developed by
the Tennessee Disability Coalition through a collaboration of the Traumatic Brain Injury
Program of the Tennessee Health Department and the Tennessee Department of
Education, Division of Special Education. The DESE has received permission to post
this resource on our website.

"Project BRAIN is a resource and training network for educators, families, and health care professionals who support students with traumatic brain injury (TBI). We invite you to tour our "school" to learn more about TBI, how it can affect children and youth, and ways to identify and provide academic supports for students with disabilities resulting from TBI."