Brain 101

The Oregon Center for Applied Science, with funding from the National Institute of Health,
created an evidence-based interactive website for school-wide concussion management.

The Brain Injury Association of New York State (BIANYS)

BIANYS offers a free a webinar led by Dr. Brian P. Rieger, the Director of the Upstate Sports
Concussion Center. Dr. Rieger discusses the challenges faced by students returning to the
classroom after sustaining a mild TBI, especially in cases of complicated or prolonged
recovery. He also reviews a variety of academic accommodations that can be implemented
to assist these students.

BrainSTEPS Program

PA Department of Health and the PA Department of Education via the Brain Injury
Association of PA implement the BrainSTEPS Brain Injury School Re-Entry Consulting
Program to assist schools in creating appropriate educational plans for students following
acquired brain injuries. BrainSTEPS consists of 31 statewide brain injury consulting teams
consisting of educational, medical, and rehabilitation professionals, as well as family

Center on Brain Injury Research and Training (CBIRT)

CBIRT is a center under the office of Research, Innovation, and Graduate Education (RIGE)
at the University of Oregon. CBIRT conducts research and training to improve the lives of
children and adults with traumatic brain injury (TBI). CBIRT’s research focuses on
developing interventions to improve outcomes related to education, employability, and
quality of life. Our training activities promote the use of best practices among educators
and other professionals who serve individuals with TBI.

In the Classroom after Concussion: Best Practices for Student Success:
an online course that provides helpful information, practical strategies and resources for educators working with students with brain injury. The course is designed for: Classroom teachers, special educators, school psychologists, counselors, therapists, and administrators.

Colorado TBI Resource Network

This website was designed through funding from the Colorado TBI Trust Fund. The site
serves as a tool for educators, schools administrators, school psychologists, related service
professionals, and families. Feel free to join in the discussion and learn more about how to
support kids with brain injuries.

Get Schooled On Concussions

This website provides information on the Return to Learn process for parents, school
nurses, counselors, teachers, and other educators. One-page fact sheets are available on
topics ranging from concussion symptoms to writing a 504 plan.

Ohio Department of Public Instruction

The National Association of School Psychologists (NASP)

NASP has created a publication that discusses a variety of important topics about returning
to school after a concussion including symptoms to look for and academic adjustments that
may be necessary (Requires NASP membership).

Information about TBI and personality change.

The National Association of Special Education Teachers (NASET)

NASET provides disability-specific practical resources for special education teachers. Their
section on TBI includes information on prevalence, causes, characteristics, accommodations and modifications, classroom management, assessment, medical issues, medication, and more.

The Texas Education Agency: Guidelines for Educating Students With Traumatic Brain Injury/Concussions

This handbook for educators provides information about educating students with
traumatic brain injury. The handbook defines TBI, identifies changes that may occur as a
result of a TBI, discusses the process of reentry to school after a TBI, and lists
accommodations and strategies for intervention based on different areas of functioning.

Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction

The Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction created a 7 module series focused on TBI.
The seven modules are: Introduction; Understanding Traumatic Brain Injury; Returning to
School; Planning to Meet the Needs of Students with TBI; Providing Positive Behavioral
Interventions; and Supporting Students with Mild Brain Injury. These modules are
available in both .pdf and .ppt formats.

Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) and Challenging Behavior: A Webcast Series

Wisconsin’s Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) Statewide Task Force/Network

With funding from the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction, the TBI Statewide Task
Force created a memory module for parents and educators of children who have
experienced a traumatic brain injury. The module provides classroom memory strategies,
checklists for accommodations and modifications in the classroom, case studies, and
worksheets for problem identification and intervention.

General Information
Brain Injury Alliance of Utah
This webpage provides information about different types and levels of brain injuries.
Topics covered include: concussion, contusion, Acquired Brain Injury (ABI), and Traumatic
Brain Injury (TBI – Mild, Moderate, and Severe).

Brain Injury Association of America
This is the country’s oldest and largest nationwide brain injury advocacy organization. The
following link will take you to an abundance of information on pediatric brain injury.

Brain Injury Association of North Carolina (BIANC)
BIANC’s website houses a wide range of information about TBI in NC.

Provides information on preventing, treating, and living with traumatic brain injury.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention conducts research and offers programs,
such as the “Heads Up” initiative, which “work to prevent TBI and help people better
recognize, respond, and recover if a TBI occurs.” The CDC also provides numerous articles
and fact sheets on TBI. The CDC also has a great Handout for Educators about students
returning to school after a concussion.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Pediatric mTBI Guideline
The CDC Pediatric Mild Traumatic Brain Injury (mTBI) Guideline was created to assist healthcare
providers to take action in
improving the health of their patients that sustain an mTBI. The CDC Pediatric mTBI Guideline
consists of 19 sets of clinical recommendations that cover diagnosis, prognosis, and management
and treatment. The recommendations are for healthcare providers working in: inpatient,
emergency, primary, and outpatient care settings. Within this site, there additional resources
relevant to parents and educators.

The National Resource Center for Traumatic Brain Injury (NRCTBI)
The NRCTBI is a part of Virginia Commonwealth University’s Medical College of Virginia
campus. The website provides a wide variety of information, including articles related to
TBI, FAQs related to TBI, and resources for living with TBI.

UPMC Center for Brain Injury
The University of Pittsburgh Medical Center created an infographic that explains what TBI
is, the symptoms associated with TBI, the causes of TBI, and the treatment of TBI.