Services for college students with traumatic brain injuries

Date of Award


Degree Name

Ed.S. in School Psychology


School of Education and Health Sciences


Advisor: Susan Davies


There are many students who have sustained a Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) who are pursuing post-secondary education each year and many of these students will need accommodations to successfully graduate from college. Accommodations for students with TBI in primary and secondary education are well documented; however, accommodations that are provided for students in post-secondary education have not been studied to date. Further, there have not been studies examining what services may be helpful for students with TBI in post-secondary education. The present study examined the college disability services provided for students with TBI in post-secondary education and what accommodations may be beneficial, using a qualitative design. Respondents from twelve colleges were interviewed to gain insight about accommodations in their setting. The results provide a better understanding of what accommodations are provided and those that may be beneficial for students with TBI in college settings. Suggestions are made for staff at universities to help better serve students with TBI, improving their successful completion of post-secondary degrees.


Brain damage, College students with disabilities Services for, Postsecondary education, Academic Guidance Counseling, Adult Education, Community College Education, Continuing Education, Counseling Psychology, Counseling Education, Education, Educational Evaluation, Educational Leadership, Educational Psychology, Higher Education, Instructional Design, Psychology, School Administration, School Counseling, Services, College, TBI, Traumatic Brain Injury, Brain Injury, Post-secondary, Students

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