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The Tennessee Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) Program was established to provide services to individuals and their families after a brain injury occurs. The program connects these individuals with service coordinators and additional resources to aid in management of the injury.
The goal of service coordination is to improve the quality of life for persons with a brain injury and their family members. The service coordinator will assist with “filling in the gaps.” Services are provided free of charge.
The Tennessee Department of Health released the Return to Learn/Return to Play Concussion Management Guidelines designed for sport and non-sport related concussions. This document includes information regarding concussions/TBIs, as well as information about returning to learn and play after a concussion.
"Concussion and Traumatic Brain Injury: Information For Families" is a compilation of four brief, helpful video clips and several state and national websites.
This resource can be viewed by families while at the hospital or anyone needing to better understand this injury and where to learn more. These videos are also captioned.
TWO PARENT GUIDES: When Concussion Symptoms Are Not Going Away: A Guide for Parents of Children Who Are Five and Under and A Guide for Parents of Children Who Are School-Aged.
Signs, symptoms and danger signs, plus what to look for over time and where/how to seek help for symptoms that aren't going away. Contact us for more information: firstname.lastname@example.org Select an image to download a copy.
Hospital to School Transtion Protocol and School Lingo Tools:
|Helps rehabilitation units better understand the schools' processes, what they need and how to best facilitate transition back to school.||School Lingo is a companion document with the Hosptial to School Transition Protocol.|
504/IEP Accommodations & Modifications in the Classroom for a Student with a TBI: Each section is broken down into helpful catefories - developed by the Center on Brain Injury Research & Training
Symptom Tracker: Track Symptoms, pain level changes, what provokes and what helps. Good information to take back to the healthcare provider.
6 Types of Concussion Infographics and Fact Sheet: Brain Links developed a useful summary for the back of an easy to understand infographic created by ReThink Concussions at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center.
Brainstorming Solutions Tool: Helpful template for gathering information on person's skills and challenges to facilitate development of solutions.
Great for direct service providers, students and new hires.
Returning to a Program After a Concussion Letter
This letter offers input from a healthcare provider with experience in treating concussion, a type of traumatic brain injury. This letter helps program providers and their caregivers support people returning to an adult program after a concussion. Use these recommendations to make decisions about support for your person based on his or her specific needs. Most people will only need short-term support as they recover from a concussion.
When a child’s brain is hurt, it has the potential to impact the ability to return to school and perform the same as before the injury occurred. The Center on Brain Injury Research and Training (CBIRT) provides information and resources for parents and educators to help a child’s transition back to school.
Brain Links is supported by the Administration for Community Living (ACL) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services under Grant No. 90TBSG0024-01-00 and in part by the TN Department of Health, Traumatic Brain Injury Program.