Brain Injury Quick Guide (July 2013)


This guide contains information and resources for teachers and school staff. It includes a brief overview of brain injury statistics, levels of brain injury severity, and brain anatomy as well as the behavior, psycho-social, physical/sensory-motor, perceptual, attention, memory/learning, executive function and communication/language challenges that may be faced by a student who has had a traumatic brain injury. There are instructional strategy suggestions and a case study that illustrates how to address each type of challenge. (This guide is a product of the Governor’s Advisory Council on Brain Injuries, the Iowa Department of Public Health, Grant Wood AEA, Epilepsy Foundation of Iowa, and Brain Injury Alliance of Iowa.)


Behavior Challenging Behavior Collaboration Curriculum/Instructional Methods Disability Characteristics Elementary General Education High School Instructional Strategies Middle School Parent/Family Professional Development Professional Resources Traumatic Brain Injury