Access Brain Injury Screening

Brain injury is a chronic condition. It is often a multi-occurring condition with mental health, substance abuse, unemployment, corrections involvement, and homelessness. Screening for brain injury is a best practice when responding to, and/or planning clinical and community based responses for clients served in health, community and corrections services. Brain injury screening tools do NOT provide a diagnosis or indicate an absence of a brain injury. They are however valid for a brief assessment for a person’s exposure to brain injury.

Online Screening

The validity of this tool is not based on elicitation of a perfect accounting of a person’s lifetime history of brain injury. Instead, this provides a means to estimate the likelihood that consequences have resulted from one’s lifetime exposure to brain injury.

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About Brain Injury


Acquired Brain Injury (ABI)

An Acquired Brain Injury (or ABI) is the umbrella or encompassing terms for an event that results in damage to the brain anytime after birth. Often, it can cause temporary or permanent changes to the brain's connections resulting in different physical, cognitive, or behavioral functions. Brain injuries are not primarily related to a degenerative disease or aging process such as in dementias or mild cognitive impairment (MCI).

Non-traumatic brain injuries

Non-traumatic Brain Injuries are not less "traumatic" but are labeled so because the resulting changes are caused my an internal effect (lack of oxygen or disruption of brain cells). These are injuries to the brain caused by stroke, strangulation, nonfatal overdoses, infection, anoxia, vascular lesions (abnormalities of the skin and underlying tissues), or tumor of the brain.

Traumatic brain injuries (TBI)

Traumatic Brain Injuries, also called TBIs, may be penetrating or non-penetrating - meaning the skull may or may not be broken. They occur from external or outside forces causing trauma to the brain to such as from a bump, blow, jolt, blast, or hit to the body. TBIs are classified as mild, moderate, or severe depending on the injury event. Concussions are a mild type of TBI.