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ERIC Number: EJ795390
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006
Pages: 16
Abstractor: Author
The Relationship between Brain Injury and the Provision of School Services
McCaleb, Karen Nykorchuk
Physical Disabilities: Education and Related Services, v25 n1 p61-76 Fall 2006
The purpose of this study was to determine whether students identified as having brain injury were receiving Section 504 or special education services and, if so, under which disability category were special education services being provided. The participants were parents of students who were enrolled in grades 1-12 during the 2001-2002 school year. Two samples were drawn using a computer-generated sampling technique. Sample 1 consisted of all students in the school population and Sample 2 consisted of only those students who received special education services. Parents completed a questionnaire regarding their child's medical, physical, and school behavior. Data were analyzed using chi-square statistics and descriptive analysis. Results suggest that students with brain injury are less likely to receive Section 504 services and also are less likely to receive special education services under the disability category of Traumatic Brain Injury. (Contains 5 tables.)
Division for Physical and Health Disabilities, Council for Exceptional Children. 1110 North Glebe Road Suite 300, Arlington, VA 22201. Tel: 888-232-7733; TTY: 866-915-5000; Fax: 703-264-9494; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Colorado
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Individuals with Disabilities Education Act; Rehabilitation Act 1973 (Section 504)