Disabled Students Programs and Services (DSP&S)

Acquired Brain Injury

Definition

Acquired Brain Injury (ABI) means a deficit in brain functioning which is non-degenerative and is medically verifiable, resulting in a total or partial loss of one or more of the following:  cognitive, communication, motor, psycho-social and sensory perceptual abilities. (Administrative Code, Title V).  Among the cognitive deficits persons with head injuries may experience are difficulties with concentration, memory, problem-solving, and abstract reasoning.

Accommodations

Accommodations for ABI may include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Testing Accommodations:
  • Extended Time
  • Scribe
  • Books on tape or CD
  • Note taker
  • Support Group