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:
- Traumatic Brain Injury in Early Childhood (presentation)
- FACTS about Traumatic Brain Injury in Children for Educators
"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 mission of the Brain Injury Association of Missouri is to reduce the incidence of brain injury; to promote acceptance, independence, productivity of persons with brain injury; and to support their families.
The Missouri Brain Injury Advisory Council (MBIAC), established pursuant to RSMo 192.745, shall make recommendations to the Department of Health and Senior Services (DHSS) Director for developing and administering a state plan to provide services for brain injured persons. The Brain Injury Advisory Council is also a core component / requirement of the Federal Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) Implementation Partnership grant and serves in an advisory capacity related to the grant activities.
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."
"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."