ABI is defined as an acquired brain impairment caused by external or internal trauma resulting in total or partial functional limitations that adversely affects or limits a student's educational performance by impairing:
- Cognition, information processing, reasoning, abstract thinking, judgment and/or problem solving,
- Language and/or speech,
- Memory and/or attention,
- Sensory, perceptual and/or motor abilities,
- Psycho social behavior, or
- Physical functions.
ABI does not apply to functional limitations resulting from brain trauma induced by birth, present at birth or which is progressive and/or degenerative in nature.
Eligibility For Services:
This disability can be verified by a licensed professional such as a psychologist, neuropsychologist, or physician, or by the documentation of a referring agency if its verification is done by a licensed professional as indicated above.