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Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)

Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) 2021-10-06T13:34:27-06:00

Contact- Deborah Dominguez-Clark Deborah.clark@state.nm.us or your EA EA/LEA assignments

Traumatic brain injury means an acquired injury to the brain caused by an external physical force, resulting in total or partial functional disability or psychosocial impairment, or both, that adversely affects a child’s educational performance. Traumatic brain injury applies to open or closed head injuries 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. Traumatic brain injury does not apply to brain injuries that are congenital or degenerative, or to brain injuries induced by birth trauma. (34 CFR Sec. 300.8(c)(12)) 

Resources

Brain Injury Association of New Mexico
Toll free: 888-292-7415
www.braininjurynm.org

National Brain Injury Association of America
Toll free: 800-444-6443
https://www.biausa.org/

National Resource Center on Traumatic Brain Injury
https://tbi.vcu.edu/

The Brain Trauma Foundation
http://www.braintrauma.org/

The New Mexico Public Education Department, Division of Vocational Rehabilitation
505-954-8500
https://www.dvr.state.nm.us/

Page last updated October 6, 2021