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Whether a student with traumatic brain injury is in elementary school or in college, transitioning back to school post-injury can be difficult on many levels.

Sometimes a student's traumatic brain injury goes undiagnosed or is misdiagnosed as a learning disability or behavioral problem. After all, problems from a brain injury can be similar to those related to a learning disability, so getting an accurate diagnosis can make all the difference. A correct diagnosis can lead to more a tailored -- and successful treatment plan.

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Working with Schools
By: The Beach Center on Disability | BrainLine Kids | March 31, 2009
Build a strong family-school connection.

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When Libby Lost Her Smile
By: Naomi Parker | Personal Stories,BrainLine Kids | November 1, 2010
The story of a mother's relentless battle to help her daughter — in school and in life — after a brain injury.

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What Is the Situation for Children with TBI?
By: Mount Sinai Medical Center | BrainLine Kids | July 25, 2008
The effects of TBI on children differ from the effects on injured adults.

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What is Needed for a TBI School Evaluation and Who Should Evaluate?
By: The Teaching Research Institute-Eugene | BrainLine Kids | July 1, 2010
Learn what a TBI school evaluation entails — from  pre-injury performance to psychosocial assessments.

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Using Assistive Technology to Support Writing
By: Center for Implementing Technology in Education | BrainLine Kids | January 1, 2006
Learn how to use assistive technology to help your students with TBI become better writers.

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Traumatic Brain Injury: Susan's Story
By: National Dissemination Center for Children with Disabilities | BrainLine Kids | May 1, 2006
Understanding the basics of TBI is crucial, especially since the symptoms can be invisible.

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Traumatic Brain Injury: Perspectives from Educational Professionals
By: J. Darrell Mohr and Lyndal M. Bullock | BrainLine Kids | January 1, 2005
Learning to live with neurological deficits.

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Transitioning Back to School After a TBI
By: Carolyn Rocchio | Ask the Expert,BrainLine Kids | September 1, 2009
Laws and services available to help your child return to school.

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Tips, Contacts, and Tools for State Agencies
By: National Dissemination Center for Children with Disabilities (NICHCY) | BrainLine Kids | February 1, 2007
Contacts and information from the various state agencies.

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Tips for Teaching LD Children About Online Safety
By: Center for Implementing Technology in Education | BrainLine Kids | January 1, 2009
Assume that anything posted on the web is there forever.

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The Student with a Brain Injury: Achieving Goals for Higher Education
By: Janis Ruoff, PhD | January 1, 2001
Finding the right help to navigate through college and beyond.

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The Great Leap Forward: Transitioning into the Adult World
By: Ronald C. Savage | BrainLine Kids | January 1, 2005
Learn about services to support students with TBI before and after they leave public school.

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Teaching Techniques
By: BrainLine | Research Update,BrainLine Kids | July 1, 2008
Find out what studies show about teaching strategies for children TBI.

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Students with TBI: Learn About the IEP/504
By: Brain Injury Partners: Navigating the School System | BrainLine Kids | June 1, 2010
Know your rights as a student with a TBI; schools have systems in place to help.

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Speech Recognition for Learning
By: The National Center for Technology Innovation | BrainLine Kids | January 1, 2010
Learn how current speech recognition technology can help students with brain injury or other disabilities.

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Section 504: The Law and Its Impact on Postsecondary Education
By: The American Council on Education | BrainLine Kids | March 31, 2009
Colleges that receive federal financial assistance cannot discriminate. Learn more.

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School-Based Plan for Student Support
By: Jeanne E. Dise-Lewis, PhD | BrainLine Kids | May 8, 2012
Proper rest and any needed accommodations at school are necessary for recovery during the first 6-8 weeks after a concussion.

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School-Based Assessment of Executive Functions
By: The Teaching Research Institute-Eugene | BrainLine Kids | July 1, 2010
Learn why assessing a student should never rely on a single test or measure.

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Returning to School After TBI
By: Paul Wehman, PhD, and Pam Targett, M. Ed | BrainLine Kids | February 10, 2011
You know your child best. Parental involvement is crucial for a child with TBI returning to school.

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Reentry to School After a Concussion or Closed Brain Injury
By: The Teaching Research Institute-Eugene | BrainLine Kids | July 1, 2010
Students returning to school after a TBI need formal and consistent tracking.

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Recurrent Issues for Parents of Students with TBI
By: The Teaching Research Institute-Eugene | BrainLine Kids | June 1, 2010
It's a cliché, but knowledge is power. Learn what you need to know to help your child in school.

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Recovery from Concussion in Students
By: Jeanne E. Dise-Lewis, PhD | BrainLine Kids | May 8, 2012
Here are some ways you can make sure your brain makes a full recovery after you have had a concussion.

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Reading Software: Finding the Right Program
By: Center for Implementing Technology in Education | BrainLine Kids | January 1, 2008
Learn about the various reading software applications that address different needs.

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Questions to Ask Colleges About Assistive Technology Resources
January 1, 2006
Availability of assistive technologies for people with disabililities is different in the K-12 environment versus college. Know what to ask.

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Post-Acute Adult Continuing Education After TBI
By: Stacy Levesque, MA, CCC-SLP, CBIS, Justin Moses, CBIS, Hector Gutierrez, CBIST, and Christin Moses | September 1, 2010
Cognitive rehabilitation is crucial for enhancing the lives of people with brain injury.

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Parents’ Guide to the Transition of Their Adult Child to College, Career, and Community
By: HEATH Resource Center | BrainLine Kids | January 1, 2009
Help your child return to school and life after brain injury.

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Online Safety for Children with LD
By: National Center for Technology Innovation | BrainLine Kids | January 1, 2009
All children are at risk for being bullied or harassed, but for those with disabilities, bullying is more prevalent.

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New Electronics: Turn Them On for Learning
By: National Center for Technology Innovation | BrainLine Kids | January 1, 2009
Learn how to integrate the use of new technologies with instruction and studying for kids with TBI or other disabilities.

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Medical Complications from TBI
By: The Teaching Research Institute-Eugene | BrainLine Kids | January 1, 2008
The body almost always heals faster than the brain after injury.

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Making the Written Word Easier for Readers with Print Disabilities
By: National Center for Technology Innovation | BrainLine Kids | January 1, 2008
Find solutions to help your child who may have trouble reading print.

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Letter to My Child's Teachers and Administrators
By: Karen T. | BrainLine Kids, Personal Stories | March 4, 2014
"Please remember that he is just a 9-year-old boy who has come through more than many of us can truly understand."
 

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Lesión cerebral traumaticá: La historia de Susana
By: Centro Nacional de Diseminación de Información para Niños con Discapacidades | Spanish,BrainLine Kids | January 1, 2008
Entender los conceptos básicos de un TBI es crucial, sobre todo porque los síntomas pueden ser invisibles.

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Integration of Neuropsychology in Educational Planning Following Traumatic Brain Injury
By: Peter L. Stavinoha | BrainLine Kids | January 1, 2005
Educators need to know what to look for and how to help students with TBI.

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Integrating the Arts with Technology: Inspiring Creativity
By: National Center for Technology Innovation | BrainLine Kids | January 1, 2009
Integrating arts into the curriculum, especially for kids with brain injury or other disabilities, can produce many amazing results.

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In the Classroom: Traumatic Brain Injury … What Teachers Should Know
By: The Center on Brain Injury Research and Training, University of Oregon | BrainLine Kids | August 15, 2013
What questions should teachers ask when working with a child with a brain injury?

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In the Classroom: Positive Behavior Supports
By: The Center on Brain Injury Research and Training, University of Oregon | BrainLine Kids | August 14, 2013
Teachers need to be proactive in dealing with students with TBI who present challenging behaviors.

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In the Classroom: Friendship and Peer Acceptance
By: The Center on Brain Injury Research and Training, University of Oregon | BrainLine Kids | August 12, 2013
Help students with TBI maintain what friendships they can and replace those that will inevitably end by providing structures of support.

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In the Classroom: Academic Accommodations to Minimize Frustration and Encourage Success
By: The Center on Brain Injury Research and Training, University of Oregon | BrainLine Kids | August 14, 2013
Students with TBI can be easily frustrated with academic tasks. Here are ideas for teachers and parents.

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If You Suspect a Student Has a TBI
By: The Teaching Research Institute-Eugene | BrainLine Kids | January 1, 2008
Does your student get lost changing tasks in the classroom? Does he show signs of fatigue or irritability? Learn what signs can indicate a TBI.

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Helping Your Child Return to School Successfully
By: Nancy Hsu, Taryn Stejskal, and Jeffrey Kreutzer | BrainLine Kids | June 19, 2009
Your child may be entitled to certain services and supports.

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Help for Young Learners: How to Choose AT
By: National Center for Technology Innovation | BrainLine Kids | January 1, 2006
Assitive technologies for young kids can include low-tech items, like pillows and mirrors, as well as high-tech items, such as augmentative communication devices.

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Heads Up to Schools: Know Your ABCs — for Teachers, Counselors, and School Professionals
By: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention | BrainLine Kids | January 1, 2010
Learn your Concussion ABCs.

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Heads Up to Schools: Know Your ABCs — for School Nurses
By: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention | BrainLine Kids | January 1, 2010
For school nurses, know your Concussion ABCs.

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Guidelines for Providing Homebound Instruction to Students with Disabilities
By: Philip D. Patterson | January 1, 2007
Implementing homebound instruction for students with TBI.

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General Information for Parents and Educators on TBI
By: The Teaching Research Institute-Eugene | BrainLine Kids | January 1, 2008
Must-know information for parents and educators.

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Feeling Safe at School: How New Technologies Can Help
By: National Center for Technology Innovation | BrainLine Kids | January 1, 2008
Social and emotional conditions at school are crucial, especially for kids with brain injury or other disabilities.

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Effective Instruction: Optimizing Outcomes Following ABI
By: Laurie Ehlhardt, PhD, Patricia Sublette, PhD, and Ann Glang, PhD | BrainLine Kids | October 13, 2010
Learn how systematic instruction can make all the difference for students — and adults — with brain injury.

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Common Classroom Issues of Students with TBI
By: The Teaching Research Institute-Eugene | BrainLine Kids | June 1, 2010
TBI-related problems in school can range from word-retrieval difficulties to impulsivity.

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Classroom Interventions for Students with Traumatic Brain Injuries
By: Julie M. Bowen | BrainLine Kids | January 1, 2005
There is a lot to know about helping children with TBI successfully return to the classroom.

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Challenges for Students Following Brain Injury
By: The Teaching Research Institute-Eugene | BrainLine Kids | July 1, 2010
Learn what problems can affect student with TBI — from issues with perceptual motor skills to problems with communication.

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BrainSTARS: Word Retrieval
By: Jeanne E. Dise-Lewis, PhD, Margaret Lohr Calvery, PhD, and Hal C. Lewis, PhD | BrainLine Kids | September 9, 2011
Learn how to help students with brain injury find the words they are looking for — at home and at school.

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BrainSTARS: Social Skills
By: Jeanne E. Dise-Lewis, PhD, Margaret Lohr Calvery, PhD, and Hal C. Lewis, PhD | BrainLine Kids | September 9, 2011
Understand that your child or student may desire friendships but lacks the skills necessary to develop and nurture them. Learn how to help.

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BrainSTARS: Planning
By: Jeanne E. Dise-Lewis, PhD, Margaret Lohr Calvery, PhD, and Hal C. Lewis, PhD | BrainLine Kids | October 1, 2013
For kids with TBI who have trouble with planning, adult help is often required to anticipate and organize events, projects, and chores.

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BrainSTARS: Organization
By: Jeanne E. Dise-Lewis, PhD, Margaret Lohr Calvery, PhD, and Hal C. Lewis, PhD | BrainLine Kids | October 1, 2013
Parents and teachers of students with organizational weaknesses from TBI need to help them set up and maintain organizational systems.

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BrainSTARS: Non-Verbal Learning
By: Jeanne E. Dise-Lewis, PhD, Margaret Lohr Calvery, PhD, and Hal C. Lewis, PhD | BrainLine Kids | November 8, 2011
Children with a nonverbal learning disorder lacks ability to learn and generalize from everyday experiences. Learn more.

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BrainSTARS: New Learning
By: Jeanne E. Dise-Lewis, PhD, Margaret Lohr Calvery, PhD, and Hal C. Lewis, PhD | BrainLine Kids | September 9, 2011
Use classroom performance, not global scores on intelligence and achievement testing, as your guide to instructional objectives and modifications for kids with TBI.

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BrainSTARS: Mental Processing Speed
By: Jeanne E. Dise-Lewis, PhD, Margaret Lohr Calvery, PhD, and Hal C. Lewis, PhD | BrainLine Kids | September 9, 2011
Accommodate a child with TBI's slow mental processing with environmental supports. You will see the difference!

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BrainSTARS: Memory
By: Jeanne E. Dise-Lewis, PhD, Margaret Lohr Calvery, PhD, and Hal C. Lewis, PhD | BrainLine Kids | October 1, 2013
Parents and teachers can teach children with TBI-related memory issues how to pay careful, focused attention and engage actively in thinking about what is being learned.

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BrainSTARS: Judgement
By: Jeanne E. Dise-Lewis, PhD, Margaret Lohr Calvery, PhD, and Hal C. Lewis, PhD | BrainLine Kids | September 9, 2011
Poor judgement is a result of thinking problems, and is not intentional.

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BrainSTARS: Expressive Language
By: Jeanne E. Dise-Lewis, PhD, Margaret Lohr Calvery, PhD, and Hal C. Lewis, PhD | BrainLine Kids | November 8, 2011
Children with expressive language difficulties need help participating in social and academic activities. Learn more.

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BrainSTARS: Attention
By: Jeanne E. Dise-Lewis, PhD, Margaret Lohr Calvery, PhD, and Hal C. Lewis, PhD | BrainLine Kids | September 9, 2011
Remember that your child or student does not choose to not pay attention. Here are tips for parents and teachers to help.

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BrainSTARS: Adolescent Self-Regulation
By: Jeanne E. Dise-Lewis, PhD, Margaret Lohr Calvery, PhD, and Hal C. Lewis, PhD | BrainLine Kids | November 8, 2011
Despite their age, adolescents with self-regulation difficulties after brain injury require the amount of supervision and structure typically provided for younger children.

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Boosting Inclusion in After School Activities with AT and Supplemental Services
By: National Center for Technology Innovation | BrainLine Kids | January 1, 2006
Participation in extra-curricular activities like art, music, theater, or sports comes with many benefits -- from social integration to higher self-esteem.

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Blogs, Wikis, and Text Messaging: What are the Implications for Students with Learning Disabilities
By: Center for Implementing Technology in Education | BrainLine Kids | January 1, 2008
Using modern innovations to help with school work and life.

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Back to School After a Concussion
By: Pat Sublette, Oregon TBI Education Coordinator | BrainLine Kids | July 1, 2010
Addressing cognitive, academic, or behavioral issues in students with TBI early will help with school success.

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Assistive Technology and the IEP
By: Family Center on Technology and Disability | BrainLine Kids | November 18, 2009
Parents are their child's most  effective advocate after brain injury. Learn more.

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Accommodations Guide for Students with Brain Injury
By: Jeffrey Kreutzer, PhD and Nancy Hsu, PhD | BrainLine Kids | October 27, 2011
A brain injury can often harm a student's important academic abilities like reading, arithmetic reasoning, vocabulary, writing, and spelling. Learn what accommodations are available in school to help.

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A Student's Guide to the IEP
By: The National Information Center for Children and Youth with Disabilties | BrainLine Kids | January 1, 2002
It's your education; be part of its planning after a brain injury.


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