Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)

Traumatic brain injury means an acquired injury to the brain caused by an external physical force, resulting in total or partial functional disability or psychosocial impairment, or both, that adversely affects a child's educational performance. The term applies to open or closed head injuries resulting in impairment 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 function; information processing; and speech. The term does not apply to brain injuries that are congenital or degenerative, or brain injury-induced birth trauma.

Kim Fratto
Specialist – Phone: (801) 538-7716 | kim[dot]fratto[at]schools [dot] utah [dot] gov(E-mail)

October 13, 2011

Brain Injury Alliance of Utah's (BIAU) Families and Professionals' Conference

Classroom Behavior Strategies for Students with TBI
Stacy Acor, Ed.S., NCSP

Function-Based Strategies
Stacy Acor, Ed.S., NCSP

October 5, 2010

BIAU's Families and Professionals' Conference

IDEA Eligibility Determination: Grades K-12 for Special Ed Services 
Janet Gibbs, M.Ed.
Utah State Office of Education

Learning Strategies for Students with TBI (Darn that hurt! Band-aids for Teachers)
Laurie D. Fue, MS, CCC-SLP
Canyons School District 

October 7, 2009

BIAU's Families and Professionals' Conference

"I Didn't Mean to Do It, It Just Happened"
Teresa Flenniken
Safe School Intervention Coordinator, Davis School District

October 9-10, 2008

BIAU's Families and Professionals' Conference
Karen McAvoy, Psy.D.k, Greenwood Village, CO Presenter


CDC Report on TBI 2010


Brain Injury Alliance of Utah (BIAU)
The Brain Injury Alliance of Utah (BIAU) was created in 1984 as a 501©(3) non-profit organization. BIAU is the only non-profit organization dedicated exclusively to education and support for the issues of prevention and recovery of brain injury in the state of Utah. BIAU have coalitions with major hospitals, governmental agencies, and rehabilitation centers to provide a network of support, information, and help.

Mild TBI Guide for Educators - English
Mild TBI Guide for Educators - Spanish

Mild TBI Guide for Parents - English
Mild TBI Guide for Parents - Spanish

Head Injury Policy

Injury Prevention and Control: Traumatic Brain Injury
Presented by Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CD)

Parent/Athlete Concussion Information Sheet

Protection of Athletes with Head Injuries Training

Sports Concussion

Traumatic Brain Injury Collaboration Space (TBICS)

Traumatic Brain Injury and Teens: Information for School Administrators

Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI): Information for Parents