OSEP Releases Fast Facts on Traumatic Brain Injury for Students Served Under IDEA
In its most recent OSEP Fast Facts, issued on March 30th, the Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP) provided information about students with traumatic brain injury (TBI) who are served under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) Part B.
Less than .5% of all students with disabilities are identified with TBI, showing a slight decline from .43% in 2014 to .38% in 2021. According to the fact sheet, younger students with TBI are less likely to be served than all students with disabilities whereas older students are more likely to be served than the overall population of students with disabilities.
Other comparisons between the overall group of students served under IDEA and those with traumatic brain injury highlight the fact that students with TBI spend less time inside the regular classroom and are more likely to attend a separate school. However, they are more likely to graduate and less likely to drop out than all students with disabilities. OSEP Fast Facts visually present data from the 12 data collections authorized under IDEA Section 618 so that users are able to quickly consume information.
View the latest OSEP Fast Facts here.