Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) means an acquired injury to the brain caused by an external physical force, resulting in total or partial functional disability or psycho-social impairment, or both, that adversely affects the 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; psycho-social 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.

Overview of Services



Generally children who are identified with this disability are served through one of the special education programs listed below. Please click on the links below to learn more about the specific program.

Autism
Early Childhood Special Education/Preschool
Emotional Disability
Hearing Impairment
Intellectual Disability
Orthopedic Impairment
Specific Learning Disability
Visual Impairment

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Brain Injury Association of America, Inc.

Administrative Contact

Heather Grim 

Heather L. Grim, Supervisor
GrimHL@pwcs.edu

Cindy Kowalick, Secretary
KowaliCA@pwcs.edu
703-791-7419