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.
For Minnesota Rule language, information and resources about TBI, see the offsite resources.
Statewide Resource Contact:
Deb Williamson, Statewide Traumatic Brain Injury Specialist
Minnesota Low Incidence Projects/Metro ECSU
3055 Old Highway 8 Suite 302
St. Anthony, MN 55418