Functional Limitations Defined

Functional limitation: A substantial impairment in the individual's ability to function in the condition, manner, or duration of a required major life activity.

In particular, individuals with mild TBI may show symptoms of headache; confusion; lightheadedness; dizziness; blurred vision or tired eyes; ringing in the ears; bad taste in the mouth; fatigue; a change in sleep patterns; mood changes; and trouble with memory, concentration, attention, or thinking.

While symptoms of moderate or severe TBI may be similar to symptoms of mild TBI, but they may also include a headache that gets worse or does not go away, repeated vomiting or nausea, convulsions or seizures, inability to awaken from sleep, dilation of one or both pupils of the eyes, slurred speech, weakness or numbness in the arms or legs, loss of coordination, increased confusion, restlessness, or agitation, all which may interfere with an academic setting.

All documentation is confidential and should be submitted to:

Department Head, Disabilities Services
Ferris State University
Starr 313
Big Rapids, Michigan 49307