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Stduents With Traumatic Brain Injury: Behavavior Assessment and Problem Solving

Behavior issues following brain damage presents a great deal of challenges to the school system.  Unfortunately, most educators have not received any training in how to recognize and deal with the issues following the return to school after a traumatic brain injury (TBI).  Children are frequently mislabeled and do not receive the services they so desperately deserve. 

A new TBI Web cast: "Behavior Assessment and Problem Solving Using Positive Behavior Supports for Students with Traumatic Brain Injury," sponsored by the National Association of Head Injury Administrators and the United States Department of Health and Human Services, Maternal Health Project has been announced.

The Web cast will take place Thursday, April 27, 2006, from 2:00pm to 3:30pm EDT, and it is easy to register!  To register for the event, click here.   

If you are a parent with a child who has sustained a brain injury or brain damage, I encourage you to join this event AND inform your school (special education department and classroom teachers) so that they can participate as well.

The Web cast takes place entirely online and REQUIRES PRIOR online registration to ensure that your computer meets all technical requirements.  Be sure to use the same computer to view the Web cast that you used to register.

This Web cast will be useful as a training resource for a wide variety of educators, school nurses and other school staff working with students who have traumatic brain injury.

The scheduled presenter is Linda R. Wilkerson, MS.Ed. She works with the Kansas Neurologic Disabilities Support Project, and has presented similar material that has been received enthusiastically by educators.  Her presentation will enable participants to understand why it is important to correctly identify students with TBI and provide them with appropriate supports and services.  Participants will be able to construct positive plans to deal with problem behaviors.  The Web cast also provides ways to identify potential behavior problem "triggers" for students following a TBI and develop positive interventions to proactively deal with students to avoid classroom disruption.  The main presentation will be followed by a question and answer session.

For anyone who can't be present for the 4/27 Web cast premiere, there will be an archived copy available about one week after the event by clicking here 



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