Linn Benton Lincoln Education Service District (LBL) offers concussion and Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) resources for educators working to help students get the academic and emotional support they need along their path to recovery. Fortunately, as a teacher in Willamette Valley, you have access to one of the most comprehensive brain injury partnerships in the state. In Linn, Benton and Lincoln counties, health professionals and educators work together to identify, assess and serve students with concussion or TBI from birth to 21 years of age.
LBL works closely with the national Center on Brain Injury Research and Training (CBIRT), an organization focused on helping educators and other professionals improve outcomes for people with brain injury.
While students with concussion or TBI often share common characteristics, each has unique needs requiring individual planning and intervention strategies to support their educational and emotional success. Below are steps you can take to support and advocate for your student.
Resources & Tools
Contact your school or district TBI coach
Check with your school administrator to find out if your school or District has a local TBI coach that can work with you to identify and support your student’s needs. If your school or District does not have a local TBI coach, contact LBL’s Regional TBI Liaison who may be able to help coordinate services in partnership with you.
Access teacher tools and resources
Visit the Center on Brain Injury Research and Training (CBIRT) website for a wealth of tools and evidence-based information designed specifically for educators working with students who have suffered concussion or traumatic brain injury. CBIRT has a comprehensive library of downloadable information and instructional tools to help you and your student find successful academic strategies post concussion or traumatic brain injury. CBIRT is designed to help Oregon educators learn about brain injury, identify, evaluate, plan assistive technology, write IEPs for students and help with transitions.
Learn about CBIRT’s annual state conference
Each academic year, CBIRT offers an annual statewide conference for school teachers, staff and parents for a minimal fee. The conference feature National experts and the latest information on concussion and TBI.
LBL Concussion and TBI Partnerships
- Linn Benton Lincoln ESD
- Linn, Benton and Lincoln county School Districts
- Oregon Department of Education
- Western Oregon University – Teaching Research Institute