“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. The term applies to open or closed
head injuries resulting in impairments in one or more areas,
such as cognition; language; memory; attention; reasoning;
physical functions; information processing; and speech. The
term does not apply to brain injuries that are congenital or
degenerative, or brain injuries induced by birth trauma.
(Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, 1991)
Support is available through the Schuylkill
Intermediate Unit to assist with the planning of a student’s
reentry into the educational system following a traumatic
brain injury. Assistance is also available through the
Pennsylvania Training and Technical Assistance Network, link
Information and assistance can be
accessed by contacting Patty Weber at the Schuylkill
Intermediate Unit, 570-544-9131 extension 1227.
The Schuylkill Intermediate Unit, in partnership with
the local school districts is dedicated to making reentry
following a traumatic brain injury a smooth transition for
both students and their families.