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TRAUMATIC BRAIN INJURY  
 
Authorities:  34 C.F.R. Part 300; 19 T.A.C. Chapter 89
 
 
 
FEDERAL AND STATE REQUIREMENTS CITATIONS

D
The child must be assessed in all areas of suspected disability. 300.304(c)(4)


P
The local educational agency must comply with EVALUATION PROCEDURES.


P
In Texas, the group of qualified professionals that determines whether the child is a child with a disability and the educational needs of the child is the child's ADMISSION, REVIEW, AND DISMISSAL COMMITTEE. 89.1040(b)
89.1050(a)(5)


EVALUATION PROCEDURES



D
The group of qualified professionals that collects or reviews evaluation data in connection with the determination of the child's eligibility based on a traumatic brain injury (TBI) must include a licensed physician. 89.1040(c)(11)


ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA



D
A child with a TBI is one who has been determined to meet the criteria for TBI. 89.1040(c)(11)
300.8(c)(12)


D
TBI means an acquired injury to the brain: 300.8(c)(12)


D
  • Caused by an external physical force;
300.8(c)(12)


D
  • Resulting in total or partial functional disability or psychosocial impairment, or both; and 
300.8(c)(12)


D
  • That adversely affects the child's educational performance.
300.8(c)(12)


P
TBI applies to open or closed head injuries resulting in impairments in one or more areas:
300.8(c)(12)


P
  • Cognition;
300.8(c)(12)
89.1040(c)(11)


P
  • Language;
300.8(c)(12)
89.1040(c)(11)


P
  • Memory;
300.8(c)(12)
89.1040(c)(11)


P
  • Attention;
300.8(c)(12)
89.1040(c)(11)


P
  • Reasoning;
300.8(c)(12)
89.1040(c)(11)


P
  • Abstract thinking;
300.8(c)(12)
89.1040(c)(11)


P
  • Judgment;
300.8(c)(12)
89.1040(c)(11)


P
  • Problem-solving;
300.8(c)(12)
89.1040(c)(11)


P
  • Sensory, perceptual, and motor abilities;
300.8(c)(12)
89.1040(c)(11)


P
  • Psychosocial behavior;
300.8(c)(12)
89.1040(c)(11)


P
  • Physical functions;
300.8(c)(12)
89.1040(c)(11)


P
  • Information processing; and
300.8(c)(12)
89.1040(c)(11)


P
  • Speech.
300.8(c)(12)
89.1040(c)(11)


P
TBI does not apply to brain injuries that are congenital or degenerative, or to brain injuries induced by birth trauma. 300.8(c)(12)

 
 
Last Updated: Wednesday, April 19, 2017