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Traumatic Brain Injury Transition team

Traumatic Brain Injury Transition Team


Mission

The Traumatic Brain Injury Transition Team is a multi-disciplinary team that provides a systematic approach to transitioning students with a TBI back into the educational setting.

This team, who would be available upon request to support the local school districts through coaching, consulting, and collaboration, includes the following:

  • Athletic Trainer
  • School Psychologist
  • School Social Worker
  • Teacher Consultant
  • Speech/Language Pathologist
  • Occupational Therapist
  • Nurse
  • Physical Therapist

The term traumatic brain injury (TBI) means an acquired injury to the brain which is caused by an external physical force. The injuries may be a result of motor vehicle accidents, falls, sports injuries, abuse, or other trauma.

TBI may result in observable differences in learning, communication, physical, emotional, and/or behavioral processes impacting a student's educational performance. 

Serving the entire Ottawa Area Intermediate School District, the Traumatic Brain Injury Transition Team is available to the following local school districts:

  • Allendale Public Schools
  • Coopersville Area Public Schools
  • Grand Haven Area Public Schools
  • Hamilton Community Schools
  • Holland Public Schools
  • Hudsonville Public Schools
  • Jenison Public Schools
  • Saugatuck Public Schools
  • Spring Lake Public Schools
  • West Ottawa Public Schools
  • Zeeland Public Schools
  • Public School Academies

While the local district is responsible for providing direct services to the child, the Traumatic Brain Injury Transition Team and district liaisons can:

  • Consult with schools regarding identification, school re-entry planning, IEP/504 Plan development, and collaboration around appropriate interventions
  • Monitor students annually until graduation for possible manifestation of cognitive/behavioral/social issues
  • Access additional support from local resources and annual presentations offered by the OAISD

If you have a student who is suspected or identified as having a TBI and in need of support, please complete the "Request for OAISD District Services Support" Google form. After completing the Google form, a representative from the TBI Transition Team will contact you with next steps. 

For immediate inquiries please contact the TBI Transition Team Coordinator, Kristin Blain.

kblain@oaisd.org or 616-796-1715