The Center on Brain Injury Research and Training

TBI Educational Team


The TBI Team is funded through a grant from the Oregon Department of Education. The Team provides statewide consultative and resource services for traumatic brain injury. These services are available to assist the Regional Programs in meeting the needs of students with traumatic brain injury. 

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The Team works closely with the Regional Programs for Low Incidence Disabilities.
The Team is a multidisciplinary group of educators trained in pediatric TBI.Educator

What We Do

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In 2018, Oregon was one of 10 states awarded a TBI State Partnership Mentor Grant —a cooperative agreement under the Administration for Community Living’s (ACL) Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) State Partnership Program. This program is funded...
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Family Support

A brain injury can alter life forever, for the person who sustains the injury as well as those in a relationship with that person.  The more you know about brain injury the more confident you will be in your ability to cope with these...
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Research Matters

We provide brief reviews of research literature relevant to educating students with concussions and other brain injuries. These research briefs provide summaries of newly released studies highlighting the key point for easy access....
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TBI Tips

TBI Tips is a monthly infosheet on topics relevant to brain injury. Each issue covers a topic of interest to educators supporting students with brain injury. In recent issues, the infosheet has discussed assistive technology,...
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Recorded Webinars

Access recorded versions of CBIRT’s webinars featuring experts in the field of brain injury including: Gerard Gioia, PhD, Michael Koester, MD, Audrey McKinlay, PhD, David Kracke, JD, Jim Chesnutt, MD, Ryann Watson-Stites, PhD,...
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Participate in Research

Are you interested in participating in a research study? CBIRT researchers are looking for participants to help answer important questions impacting the lives of individuals with TBI and their families. Check back here for open...
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Latest News

Tuck Stevens
Jan, 06, 2020
It is with sadness that we share that Tuck Stevens, a long-time former employee and friend, passed a...
Ann Glang and Deanne Unruh
Nov, 26, 2019
CBIRT faculty, including Ann Glang and Laurie Powell, are working with Deanne Unruh from the Un...
Christina Karns
Nov, 26, 2019
Christina Karns and colleagues Kevin Nute and Nicole Swann received an Incubating Interdis...

At a Glance


CBIRT was established at the UO in 2013 as a center whose primary mission is research and training in evidence-based supports for individuals with traumatic brain injury (TBI).


CBIRT’s research in childhood brain injury has included studies examining school-delivered academic and social support interventions and validated practices from the field of special education that are applicable for students with TBI.


A major focus of CBIRT’s work has been in professional development for educators who work with students with TBI. Lack of awareness contributes to many of the challenges of serving students with TBI.


CBIRT is viewed nationally and internationally as a respected source for information, resources, and evidence-based practices on brain injury for researchers, educators, families, and individuals with TBI.



March 2020

The Role of the SLP in Multidisciplinary Concussion Management

Jim Wright is a doctoral student and clinical supervisor for speech pathology graduate student clinicians at the HEDCO clinic within the College of Education at the University of Oregon. Jim’s research interest is multidisciplinary concussion management. Learning Objectives 1) Identify the req...


February 2020

Medical Imaging and Concussion | Deborah M. Little, PhD

Learning objectives 1.   Review of common comorbid conditions 2.   Understanding behaviors following TBI 3.   Understanding the importance of screening and ongoing monitoring for comorbid conditions Registration Link: Click here to register.


January 2020

ADA/504 and IEPs: What's Appropriate and How to Comply with the Law

1200 Highway 99N Eugene, OR 97402
This is an in-person training held at Lane ESD in Eugene, Oregon. It includes an hour for lunch on your own. Dr. Cornwall will discuss 504/IEPs under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and Individuals with Disability Education Act (IDEA). Dr. Winston Cornwall currently works as Civil Righ...


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