Pennsylvania Department of Education

Session Dates

Monday January 22nd, 2018 9:00AM — 4:00PM

BrainSTEPS: Brain Injury School Consulting Program 1 Day New Team Member Training

This training session was designed to provide information to professionals regarding how to educate children and adolescents with traumatic brain injuries (TBI) and non-traumatic brain injuries. The training is open only to team members who submitted applications and were accepted onto “BrainSTEPS Consulting Teams” within their respective Intermediate Unit Regions and who completed and passed the online BrainSTEPS: Concussion Return to Learn Training. The purpose of this training is to add new team member consultants onto currently existing BrainSTEPS teams across the state. After participating in this session, the team members will have guidelines and immediately applicable knowledge about programming for students with moderate to severe acquired brain injuries and the importance of annually monitoring the potential manifestation of new learning issues until graduation. BrainSTEPS consultants will acquire the knowledge needed to work with schools who are educationally programming for students sustaining both traumatic and non-traumatic acquired brain injuries. BrainSTEPS consultants will also possess the capabilities to assist in identifying brain injury resulting impacts in the classroom setting. Participants will have the opportunity to discuss case studies. Videos will be utilized throughout the training.

Objectives

As a result of participating in this training session, participants will:

  1. Gain an understanding of the incidence/causes of brain injuries in children
  2. Understand the different types of brain injury mechanisms
  3. Understand the unique and varied recovery patterns of the developing brain over time
  4. Identify the immediate & long-term physical, social, emotional, behavioral and cognitive changes following brain injury
  5. Understand the importance of assisting the school re-entry of children with ABI
  6. Facilitate the bridging of hospital/rehab/family/school
  7. Describe ways brain injury affects learning, behavior & relationships in the classroom
  8. Identify intervention strategies and supports for students with brain injury
  9. Learn what is required of a BrainSTEPS Consulting Team Member

Target Audience

New BrainSTEPS Team Members with the following backgrounds:

Intermediate unit and school district professionals; Special education supervisors; School psychologists; School Health Nurses; TAC Consultants; Assistive technology professionals; Guidance counselors; Family members; Social Workers; Medical & rehabilitation professionals currently working in the field of children with acquired brain injuries (neuropsychologists; speech, physical, & occupational therapists; trauma coordinators; nurse coordinators) and parents of children at least 1 year post school re-entry following an acquired brain injury.

Individuals attending this course must arrive on time and stay the duration of the course in order to receive Act 48 Professional Education hours. Requests for exceptions are to be brought to the attention of the individual´s Superintendent or IU Director prior to the course.

Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
Tom Wolf, Governor

This event is by invitation only. You must have a registration key in order to register.


Location

  • PaTTAN - East

Event Type

  • Inservices/workshops

Credit Type

  • Act 48 (5 hours)

Registration Contact

Cathy Pfanders, cpfanders@pattan.net, 800-441-3215x7217

Content Contact

Brenda Eagan Brown, eaganbrown@biapa.org, 724-944-6542

Topics Covered

Traumatic Brain Injury

Presenters

  • Brenda Eagan Brown

Additional Information

Team Leaders of each respective BrainSTEPS team will be reviewing their own specific team processes and how to use the ORBS database with each new team member following this training, on a different date. Please make contact with your team leaders to schedule