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Childhood Brain Injury: Best Practices in Return to School Virtual Conference

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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. 

Learning Objectives
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.

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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

  • 8:30am
    Conference Opens
  • 9-9:30am
    Creating 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
  • 9:30-10:00am
    CDC Perspective: Gaps in School Services and Strategies for Improvement
    Julie Haarbauer-Krupa, PhD
  • 10:00-10:45am
    Teacher Panel: Perspectives from the Front Line
    Sarah Becker, MEd
    Kathy Olmsted, MEd
    Ricky Rodriguez
    Douglas Gomez, PhD, Facilitator 
  • 10:45-11:30am
    Longitudinal Qualitative Study on Return to School: Implications for School Services
    Melissa McCart, EdD
    Douglas Gomez, PhD
  • 11:30-12:00pm
    Lunch Break
  • 12:00-12:30pm
    Best Practices in Return to School
    Melissa McCart, EdD
    Susan Davies, EdD
  • 12:30-1:30pm
    Return to School Models that Show Promise
    Karen McAvoy, PsyD
    Sara Timms, EdS
    Cindy Brunken, M.Ed., M.S., CCC-SLP
  • 1:30-1:45pm
    Break
  • 1:45-2:45pm
    Return to School Models that Show Promise (continued)
    Debbie South, MEd, Ryan Hanna, MEd
    Traci Barney
    Monica Valivala, MD
  • 2:45-3:15pm
    Panel Discussion:  Return to School Models
  • 3:15-3:45pm
    Evaluation of RTS models: Brain STEPS and Central Oregon TBI models
    BrainSTEPS – Angela Ciccia, PhD and team
    COR-TBI – Deanne Unruh, PhD
  • 3:45–4:15pm
    Break 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.

This course is offered for 0.65 ASHA CEUs (Intermediate Level).
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