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. Please contact us if you have questions or concerns. Thank you for your assistance.