children and adolescents visit emergency rooms for traumatic brain injury every year.
I believe all teachers and teaching staff could benefit from this program. Educator


In the Classroom After Concussion:

Best Practices for Student Success


The Center on Brain Injury Research and Training offers comprehensive, web-based training for classroom teachers.

  • Discover how brain injury differs from other disabilities
  • Create a classroom that supports student success
  • Learn simple, practical strategies to use in your classroom
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What We Do

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This section of the website includes links to local and national resources relevant to brain injury.  If you're an individual with brain injury, a family member, or anyone interested in learning more, we invite you to browse...
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Family Support

A brain injury can alter life forever, for the person who sustains the injury as well as those in a relationship with that person.  The more you know about brain injury the more confident you will be in your ability to cope with these...
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Research Matters

We provide brief reviews of research literature relevant to educating students with concussions and other brain injuries. These research briefs provide summaries of newly released studies highlighting the key point for easy access....
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TBI Tips

TBI Tips is a monthly infosheet on topics relevant to brain injury. Each issue covers a topic of interest to educators supporting students with brain injury. In recent issues, the infosheet has discussed assistive technology,...
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Recorded Webinars

Access recorded versions of CBIRT’s webinar series featuring experts in the field of brain injury including: Gerard Gioia, PhD, Michael Koester, MD, Audrey McKinlay, PhD, David Kracke, JD, Jim Chesnutt, MD, Ryann Watson-Stites, PhD,...
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Latest News

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Sep, 10, 2018
Oregon was one of 10 states recently awarded a TBI State Partnership Mentor Grant —a cooperative agr...
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Sep, 10, 2018
The Center on Brain Injury Research and Training (CBIRT) at the University of Oregon is pleased to a...
New Oregon TBI Team members
Nov, 15, 2017
Melissa McCart, DEd, Project Coordinator for the Oregon TBI Education Team, held a training for new...

At a Glance


CBIRT was established at the UO in 2013 as a center whose primary mission is research and training in evidence-based supports for individuals with traumatic brain injury (TBI).


CBIRT’s research in childhood brain injury has included studies examining school-delivered academic and social support interventions and validated practices from the field of special education that are applicable for students with TBI.


A major focus of CBIRT’s work has been in professional development for educators who work with students with TBI. Lack of awareness contributes to many of the challenges of serving students with TBI.


CBIRT is viewed nationally and internationally as a respected source for information, resources, and evidence-based practices on brain injury for researchers, educators, families, and individuals with TBI.



October 2018

Cognitive Rehabilitation | McKay Sohlberg, PhD, CCC-SLP

Cognitive Rehabilitation: Interventions to address deficits in attention, memory, and executive function.  Join us for a 1-hour webinar on Thursday, October 4th at 1:00pm Pacific Time with McKay Sohlberg, PhD, CCC-SLP.  McKay Sohlberg, PhD, is known internationally for her pione...


November 2018

Transition to Adulthood for Youth with Disabilities | Dawn Rowe, PhD

Join us for a 1-hour webinar on Wednesday, November 7th at 3:00 pm Pacific Time with Dawn Rowe, PhD.  Dr. Rowe is a Research Associate Professor in the College of Education at the University of Oregon. She has taught several university courses including Transition Education and Services...


January 2019

Functional Behavior Assessment (FBA) and Behavioral Supports | Cathy Jensen

Join us for a 1-hour webinar on Thursday, January 17th at 3:00pm Pacific Time with Cathy Jensen. Cathy Jensen started her career as a school psychologist for NWRESD 21 years ago. During that time, she has supported students with challenging behaviors across the full continuum of special educ...


At first, I thought we wouldn’t find any relevant data or articles. You came up with 3 relevant articles that will be very helpful. Thank you so much. Educator
Very valuable training and a worthwhile day! MN Educator
Thank you so much. I really appreciate your help. I found a ton of TBI articles but had a difficult time finding them related to PE. Thanks again. Adapted PE Teacher