Traumatic Brain Injury

Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is an acquired injury to the brain caused by an external physical force, resulting in total or partial functional disability or psychosocial impairment, or both. TBI 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 TBI contact:

Kelly Bredeken
Minnnesota Low Incidence Projects
Metro ECSU
2 Pine Tree Drive, Suite 101
Arden Hills, MN 55112