About the Orthopedic Impairment/Traumatic Brain Injury Department
The Orthopedic Impairment Program serves students ages 5 to 21. To receive an educational disability of Orthopedic Impaired, a student must have a medically diagnosed orthopedic impairment and have difficulty performing school activities as a result of that impairment. Eligible students are provided a continuum of individualized programs ranging from general education with consultative services from an itinerant teacher to education in a special education school. Itinerant teachers for students with Orthopedic Impairments work with school staff to teach them how to modify both the facilities and the instruction in order to provide optimal education for students with Orthopedic Impairments.
Traumatic Brain Injury Itinerant teachers serve as district wide consultants for students with an educational disability of Traumatic Brain Injury. The teachers help transition students back into school after a head injury and provide support to parents and school staff once the student is back in school. Consultation is gradually decreased as the student’s performance improves. The teacher may be contacted for consultation as expectations change or physical changes occur. Contact may be made through the department for Orthopedic Impairments and Traumatic Brain Injury.
Betty Davidson, Ph.D.