Do you have a student struggling from a traumatic brain injury and you're not sure how you can help?

The doriTBI Tool will help guide you to find helpful next steps and resources.

Create an account today and get access to the doriTBI tool FREE for the first year!

Do you have a student struggling from a traumatic brain injury and you’re not sure what to do next?

The doriTBI Tool will help guide you to find helpful next steps and resources.

Create an account today and get access to the doriTBI tool FREE for the first year!

What is the doriTBI tool?

The doriTBI is a new screening instrument designed to develop recommendations and interventions to support students who have received a traumatic brain injury. Further, the doriTBI will help determine when additional support from a district or state level team is warranted.

As defined by the Colorado Department of Education (CDE), a traumatic brain injury (TBI) is:

A child with Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) is a child with an acquired injury to the brain caused by an external physical force resulting in total or partial functional disability or psychosocial impairment, or both, which impairment adversely affects the child’s ability to receive reasonable educational benefit from general education. (“Traumatic Brain Injury,” n.d., para. 1)

Professionals will be pleased to know that the doriTBI has been found to have appropriate content and construct validity and also demonstrated appropriate initial reliability.

Who should use the doriTBI tool?

The doriTBI is designed for use by school personnel or medical teams who work with students in K-12 who have sustained a TBI. This includes: teachers, school psychologists, counselors, speech/language pathologists, occupational therapists, school nurses, administrators, doctors, nurses etc.

School Teams

When a teacher (or other school personnel) is struggling to support a student they know or suspect may have sustained a traumatic brain injury, they may complete the doriTBI to obtain intervention recommendations to implement immediately based on the student’s unique challenges.

Medical Teams

When a child is discharged from a medical facility after sustaining a TBI, his or her medical team can complete the doriTBI to provide the child and his or her family with a packet of recommendations to give to his or her teachers. This will help bridge support between hospitalization and re-entry into the school setting.

How can the doriTBI tool help?

The doriTBI is designed to develop customized interventions to support children who have sustained a brain injury re-enter the school setting. Every brain injury is different and unique. Therefore, the doriTBI gathers information unique to that child to calculate specific intervention recommendations based on the symptoms and severity of their injury.

Once these interventions have been identified, a PDF document will be provided. This PFD will list intervention recommendations in order of priority which can be implemented immediately to support the student.

Try the Dori TBI Tool for FREE!

Create an account today and get access to the doriTBI tool FREE for the first year!

Meet Dr. Dori Adragna

Her background includes:

  • School psychology, assessment, consultation, customized intervention, and counseling services.
  • The completion of a two-year fellowship at University of Colorado in pediatric traumatic brain injury.
  • A one-year specialty externship at Children’s Hospital Colorado.
  • Clinical qualifications to administer the Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule, Second Edition (ADOS-2), part of the Gold Standard for autism spectrum disorder assessment.

Peak Professionals program with funding support from Colorado Brain Injury Program.