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Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)

Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) occurs when an outside force traumatically injures the brain. It can be caused by falls, vehicle accidents, violence or loss of consciousness. TBI is especially common among children and young adults, but is often under-identified and can make it difficult for students to be successful in school and social settings.

Linn Benton Lincoln Education Service District partners with local school districts, the Teaching Research Institute and the Oregon Department of Education to identify students birth to 21 with a traumatic brain injury (TBI), and provide them with support and services to improve their education and overall quality of life.

Eligibility & Referrals

Service Eligibility
Services are available to children and students who are identified as having an educational eligibility for TBI services and have been referred by their local school districts or EI/ECSE program.

For school age children referrals for an evaluation are made by a student’s Individualized Education Plan (IEP) team or their district’s special education office. For children birth to five, referrals are made through their early intervention or early childhood special education team.

What Are Some of the Indicators of TBI?

TBI can affect a student’s ability to learn and perform in cognitive, behavioral, academic and social realms. Symptoms can be unpredictable, confusing and may include:

  • Impulsivity
  • Profound emotional changes
  • Changes in judgment
  • Communication difficulties
  • Aggressiveness

For more information about services available to students, families and educators, visit the following LBL pages:

  • Resources for Educators
  • Resources for Students & Families

For general information on concussion and Traumatic Brain Injury, visit the Center on Brain Injury Research and Training (CBIRT).

Refer a Child for an Evaluation

Cascade Regional Services are accessed through the local early intervention unit or educational agency where the child attends school.

How to refer a child

Cascade Regional Program – Contact

Program Administrator:
Cindy Madden

Admin. Assistant:
Lisa Schoen