Traumatic brain injury identification processes for school-aged children in rural Colorado school districts
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Rationale: Recent changes in Colorado legislation have led to the implementation of new procedures in identification and classification of students with traumatic brain injury (TBI). The purpose of this study was to highlight changes to TBI identification protocols and subsequent approbation of services in rural Colorado schools since the change in state requirements. Methods: The study employed a case study design. Data collection measures included focus groups and interviews with participants, field observations, transcription, coding and triangulation. Results: Six patterns emerged from ...