TBI/Concussion Resources for Educators

Steps to support your student

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 the High Desert Education Service District’s Regional TBI Liaison for Central Oregon who may be able to help coordinate services in partnership with you.

Access Teacher Tools & Resources

Visit the Return to School website for resources and evidence-based information for educators working with students who have sustained a traumatic brain injury—including concussion. Return to School has a comprehensive library of downloadable information and instructional tools to help educators find successful academic strategies for students post TBI.

The Oregon TBI Team, directed by Melissa McCart, DEd, can help Oregon educators learn about brain injury, identify, evaluate, plan assistive technology, write IEPs for students and help with transitions. Contact the Team: https://cbirt.org/tbi-team/contact-tbi-team

Contact The CBIRT

For personalized searches for literature and resources, contact Laura Beck at lbeck@uoregon.edu or complete the online form: https://cbirt.org/about-us/ask-us

Eligibility & Referrals

Service Eligibility

Services are available to children and students who are identified as having an educational eligibility for TBI services and have been referred by the local school districts or EI/ECSE program.


For school-age children referrals for an evaluation are made by a student’s Individualized Education Plan (IEP) team or their district’s special education office. For children birth to five, referrals are made through their early intervention or early childhood special education team.

Central Oregon Concussion & TBI Partnerships

The Concussion & TBI program is a partnership between:

  • High Desert Education Service District
  • Central Oregon School Districts
  • Oregon Department of Education
  • Center on Brain Injury Research and Training (CBIRT)

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