International Journal of Educational Research
Traumatic brain injury (TBI) affects children’s ability to succeed at school. Few educators have the necessary training and knowledge needed to adequately monitor and treat students with a TBI, despite schools regularly serving as the long-term service provider. In this article, we describe a return to school model used in Oregon that implements best practices indicated by the extant literature, as well as our research protocol for evaluating this model. We discuss project aims and our planned procedures, including the measures used, our quasi-experimental design using matched controls, statistical power, and impact analyses. This project will provide the evidential base for implementation of a return to school model at scale.
- Traumatic brain injury can significantly affect educational and social functioning.
- Schools provide long-term services to children with traumatic brain injuries.
- A research protocol is described for evaluating a return-to-school model.
- Propensity scores are used within a matched comparison group design.
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Return to school, Traumatic brain injury, Concussion, Research protocol, Quasi-experimental design
This work was supported by a Cooperative Agreement number: U01CE003163-01-01, Evaluation of Return to School Programs for Traumatic Brain Injury, from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Anderson, Daniel; Gau, Jeff M.; Beck, Laura; Unruh, Deanne; Gioia, Gerard; McCart, Melissa; Davies, Susan C.; Slocumb, Jody; Gomez, Doug; and Glang, Ann E., "Management of Return to School Following Brain Injury: An Evaluation Model" (2021). Counselor Education and Human Services Faculty Publications. 78.
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