About TBI

What is Traumatic Brain Injury?

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.

 

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 in our Region, please visit our Concussion/TBI homepage.

For general information on concussion and Traumatic Brain Injury, visit the Return to School website.

 

Sue Hayes receives ‘Lifetime Achievement Award’

Sue Hayes receives ‘Lifetime Achievement Award’

Sue Hayes, special programs administrator, received the ‘Lifetime Achievement Award’ at the Breaking Barriers conference, held on April 24, 2024, where she was recognized for her outstanding contributions in dismantling barriers within the community, particularly for...

Central Oregon Educator Job Fair

Central Oregon Educator Job Fair

Central Oregon school districts are hiring! This is your opportunity to explore an exciting new career. Meet local school districts and learn about current openings! April 4, 1-6pm Deschutes County Fair & Expo Center  

January is Board Appreciation Month and we sure appreciate ours!

January is Board Appreciation Month and we sure appreciate ours!

The nine individuals who serve on the High Desert ESD Board spend countless hours working with staff to ensure we can provide the best service to all of the districts in the region. Their dedication to the High Desert ESD directly impacts the children we have the...

Meet Randy James, substitute teacher

Meet Randy James, substitute teacher

What inspired you to become a substitute teacher?  Career transition and boredom! In January of 2023, I exited a high pace/high stress startup. It felt like a time to step back and look broadly at what the next steps were for me. As a son of an educator family,...

Meet substitute teacher, Kendra McCamey

Meet substitute teacher, Kendra McCamey

What inspired you to become a substitute teacher? Finding a job that was flexible around my children.  I stayed home for 10 years to raise them so this has been such a great way to get back into the workforce.  My passion is children and teaching them so what better...

Paul Andrews announces his retirement

Paul Andrews announces his retirement

High Desert Education Service District Superintendent Paul Andrews has announced his retirement at the end of June 2024. Andrews has been with the region’s Education Service District for 25 years, first teaching, then innovating and growing programs, and ultimately...

Invitation to Bid: Preschool Classrooms and Remodel

Invitation to Bid: Preschool Classrooms and Remodel

Manzanita Building Preschool Classrooms and RemodelProject Location: HDESD Manzanita Building1212 NE 5th St, Redmond, OR 97756Bids Due: January 23, 202410:00 AM Current Local Time Sealed bids will be received by Jimmy Keegan, Director of Facilities, High Desert...