Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) Documentation
Head injury or traumatic brain injury is considered a medical or clinical diagnosis. Individuals qualified to render a diagnosis for these disorders are practitioners who have been trained in the assessment of head injury or traumatic brain injury. Recommended practitioners include: physicians; neurologist; licensed, clinical, rehabilitation and school psychologists; neuropsychologist and psychiatrists. The diagnostician must be an impartial individual who is not a family member of the student. In order to determine eligibility and to provide services, we require documentation of the student's condition.
Documentation assists the Office of Disability Services staff to:
- Establish a student's eligibility for services.
- Understand the impact of a student’s condition(s) in an academic environment.
- Determine strategies and reasonable accommodations to facilitate equal access.
Further information on the components of professionally prepared documentation such as: qualified professionals; diagnostic statements; diagnostic methodology; current functioning and current documentation; functional impairment; duration, progression, and stability of a condition; and documentation to support requested reasonable accommodations can be found at the following link: General Documentation Principles and Guidelines . In addition to the requested information, additional relevant documentation can be attached at the end of this form. You will have the opportunity to print or save a copy of your submission at the conclusion of the form for your records. Please contact us if you have questions or concerns. Thank you for your assistance.