Head injury and traumatic brain injury are considered medical or clinical diagnoses. Individuals qualified to render a diagnosis for these disorders are practitioners who have been trained in the assessment of head injury or traumatic brain injury.
Recommended practitioners might include:
Medical physicians; licensed clinical or rehabilitation psychologists; neurologists; neuropsychologists; psychiatrists
Documentation must be current within the last 3 years: Although some individuals have longstanding or permanent diagnoses, because of the changing manifestations of traumatic brain injuries, it is essential for those individuals to provide recent and appropriate documentation from a qualified evaluator. Documentation should be provided on the official letterhead of the doctor, institution, and/or agency making the diagnosis. Documentation should be comprehensive and should include:
Further assessment by an appropriate professional may be required if co-existing learning disabilities or other disabling conditions are indicated.