ERIC Number: ED360757
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993
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Traumatic Brain Injury in Vermont Education.
McGee, Donald P.
This paper addresses legal, cost, and policy aspects of meeting the educational needs of children with traumatic brain injuries (TBI) in Vermont. The first sections address the increasing incidence of TBI and implications of technological advancement. The next section stresses the importance of states establishing and maintaining statewide registries for TBI. A pending state bill to provide such a registry is noted, as are a proposal for a reformed health care program through the schools and the recognition of TBI with a formal legal definition by Congress in 1991. Cost factors in providing needed health care services to individuals with TBI are analyzed. Education is seen to be a tool both for the prevention of TBI and for identifying children with symptoms of TBI. Increased liaison among federal, state, and local government agencies to meet these needs is urged. Tables provide data on causes of TBI, indicators/symptoms of TBI, longer range sequelae of TBI, state registries, state and national data, referral in Vermont, relevant federal bills, and the proposed health care plan for Vermont and the United States. (Contains 46 references.) (DB)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses
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Identifiers - Location: Vermont