The Center on Brain Injury Research and Training

Staff TBI Skill Builder


Staff TBI Skill Builder is a 14-module, on-line training program designed for frontline staff new to working with adults with brain injury across a range of settings (e.g., residential support programs, day programs). Skill Builder can also be used as a refresher course for staff with more experience working with this population.

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Recent surveys suggest that TBI survivors lack well-trained care providers.
Great, practical system for providing training to our paraprofessionals.Director, Residential Facility

What We Do

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In 2018, Oregon was one of 10 states awarded a TBI State Partnership Mentor Grant —a cooperative agreement under the Administration for Community Living’s (ACL) Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) State Partnership Program. This program is funded...
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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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Recorded Webinars

Access recorded versions of CBIRT’s webinars 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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Participate in Research

Are you interested in participating in a research study? CBIRT researchers are looking for participants to help answer important questions impacting the lives of individuals with TBI and their families. Check back for open opportunities...
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Latest News

Ann Glang
Jun, 10, 2020
Ann Glang was one of five UO faculty members to receive an award for outstanding research. Ann was h...
Ann Glang and Deanne Unruh
Nov, 26, 2019
CBIRT faculty, including Ann Glang and Laurie Powell, are working with Deanne Unruh from the Un...
Christina Karns
Nov, 26, 2019
Christina Karns and colleagues Kevin Nute and Nicole Swann received an Incubating Interdis...

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.



February 2021

Vision for the Future: Caring for Our Students' Visual Needs in Adaptive Spaces | Elizabeth Powers, O.D.

Learning objectives: Gain an understanding of the developing visual system and how it impacts learning Learn ways to help students adapt to the changing visual demands Recognize signs of a dysfunctional visual system to more fully advocate Participants will be encouraged to actively p...


March 2021

Promoting Successful Hospital-to-School Transitions for Students with Brain Injury | Jennifer Lundine, PhD, CCC-SLP, BC-ANCDS

Learning objectives: Describe the reasons that hospital-to-school collaboration for students with brain injury is essential List several strategies that can promote improved hospital-to-school transitions for students with brain injury Participants will be encouraged to actively provide...


April 2021

Service Delivery in the Healthcare and Educational Systems for Children following Traumatic Brain Injury: Gaps in Care | Angela Ciccia, Ph.D., CCC-SLP

Learning objectives: Describe the gaps in service delivery between medical and educational environments for children with TBI Describe family perceptions regarding gaps in care for children with TBI Identify ways these gaps could be addressed a cross settings Participants will be enco...


Holy Cow! This is awesome :) I didn't even think to research it this way. You have provided invaluable information and if need be, the place to go for more :) Individual with TBI Oregon
Wow, - I was thrilled to have such a comprehensive search the information is exactly what I was needing and will have a positive impact on brain injury education and prevention in... Medical Personnel
One of the best trainings I have participated in about TBI. Loved it! Very useful information. Oregon Educator