Traumatic Brain Injury
Recommendations for the Family of a Child with a Traumatic Brain Injury
1. If your child is confined to home or hospital, You may also call the Hospital Homebound office directly at (561) 681-5901; Fax (561) 681-5990.
2. Obtain results from all assessments from the hospital and any rehabilitation services. Contact the Exceptional Student Education Coordinator at your child’s school and request a child study team meeting.
A traumatic brain injury is 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 educational performance. The term applies to mild, moderate, or severe open or closed head injuries resulting in impairments in one (1) 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, or speech.
The term includes anoxia due to trauma. The term does not include brain injuries that are congenital, degenerative, or induced by birth trauma.