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March is Brain Injury Awareness Month

Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) is a leading cause of disability for children in the United States. More than one million children receive a brain injury each year. Many of those children will have difficulty in school because of their brain injuries. In Ohio, an average of 1817 children, ages 5-19, sustain a TBI each year. (Biennial Report on the Incidence of Brain Injury in Ohio - 1/05-1/07, Ohio Rehabilitation Services Commission.) Knowledge of appropriate intervention strategies is essential to ensure that these children make progress in the school environment.

Read TBI Personal Stories:

Read David's Story | Read Coleman's Story | Read Jill's Story


Brain Injury Awareness Month - Video 3

Do you have students like this in your classroom?

These students have been identified with TBI and their slow processing is a common symptom of TBI. Mild Traumatic Brain Injury can be difficult for educators to identify, but it can have a definite impact on behavior. Watch these videos and learn tips on how to help the students like these be successful.

View Videos on Slow Processing

Brain Injury Awareness Month - Video 2

Do you have a student like this in your classroom?

The student in this video clip is identified with TBI and his disorganization is a symptom of his TBI. Mild to moderate Traumatic Brain Injury can be difficult for educators to identify, but it can impact a student's performance and behavior. Watch this video clip and learn tips on how to help the students like this one be successful.

View Video on Disorganization

Brain Injury Awareness Month - Video 1

How likely is it that you have a student with an undiagnosed TBI in your class or in your building?

Find out the number of students in Ohio with TBI