Document Type

Article

Publication Date

3-2021

Publication Source

International Journal of Educational Research

Abstract

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.

Highlights:

  • 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.

ISBN/ISSN

0883-0355

Document Version

Postprint

Comments

The document available for download is the author's accepted manuscript, provided in compliance with the publisher's policy on self-archiving. Permission documentation is on file.

Publisher

Elsevier

Volume

108

Peer Reviewed

yes

Keywords

Return to school, Traumatic brain injury, Concussion, Research protocol, Quasi-experimental design

Embargoed until Wednesday, March 01, 2023

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