The Center on Brain Injury Research and Training (CBIRT) is pleased to announce our upcoming Virtual Conference, Childhood Brain Injury: Best Practices in Return to School. The conference is offered free of charge courtesy of our conference sponsors the Washington State Department of Social and Health Services, Aging and Long-Term Support Administration and the TBI Council of Washington.
The Conference: will be held May 21, 2021.
As a result of this activity, the participant will be able to:
- Describe how the school environment presents struggles for students with brain injury by listing at least 3 potential barriers.
- Apply evidence-based strategies when supporting students with brain injury and be able to summarize how these strategies will be used in future work with students with brain injury.
- Associate evidence-based approaches for managing concussion in various situations and settings with improved student outcomes.
- Describe at least 5 key points from current literature about successful return to school programs.
Participants will learn and explore strategies for return to school following concussion in children. The conference will offer an opportunity for participants to network with colleagues and experts. All times listed are in Pacific Time.
May 21, 2021
9-9:30amCreating a Successful Support Network at School for Students with Brain Injury
Melissa McCart, EdD, CBIRT
Linda Brown, DEd, David Minor, MIPM, Will Hitchcock, PhD, Lee Collyer, MSW
9:30-10:00amCDC Perspective: Gaps in School Services and Strategies for Improvement
Julie Haarbauer-Krupa, PhD
10:00-10:45amTeacher Panel: Perspectives from the Front Line
Sarah Becker, MEd
Kathy Olmsted, MEd
Douglas Gomez, PhD, Facilitator
10:45-11:30amLongitudinal Qualitative Study on Return to School: Implications for School Services
Melissa McCart, EdD
Douglas Gomez, PhD
12:00-12:30pmBest Practices in Return to School
Melissa McCart, EdD
Susan Davies, EdD
12:30-1:30pmReturn to School Models that Show Promise
Karen McAvoy, PsyD
Sara Timms, EdS
Cindy Brunken, M.Ed., M.S., CCC-SLP
1:45-2:45pmReturn to School Models that Show Promise (continued)
Debbie South, MEd, Ryan Hanna, MEd
Monica Valivala, MD
2:45-3:15pmPanel Discussion: Return to School Models
3:15-3:45pmEvaluation of RTS models: Brain STEPS and Central Oregon TBI models
BrainSTEPS – Angela Ciccia, PhD and team
COR-TBI – Deanne Unruh, PhD
3:45–4:15pmBreak Out Room Discussions
We look forward to connecting with you!
For speaker bios, speaker and sponsorship disclosures, course policies and CEU details, view the full conference brochure.
This conference is sponsored by the Washington State Department of Social and Health Services, Aging and Long-Term Support Administration and the TBI Council of Washington.