The webinars linked here were developed by the Georgia Brain and Spinal Injury Trust Fund Commission to help brain injury survivors, caregivers, educators, health care professionals, and other community stakeholders better understand brain injury and provide support to those who are living with the aftermath of brain trauma. These webinars are geared toward understanding and supporting children and adolescents with TBI, from learning about basics of brain anatomy and function to appropriate services for re-entry to school.
Basics of Brain Injury
BI is a “silent epidemic”, current BI/year rates, short and long tern effects of BIs, how to accommodate a person with a BI, varying severities of BIs, personal testimonies of survivors.
Impact of Concussion on Learning
Critical stages of development, common post-TBI stages, symptoms that may impact performance in the classroom, brain-safe plans, and learning adjustments to consider.
Medical Issues Related to Brain Injury
Possible medical barriers, pain management, cranium care, medication management, skin concerns, seizure reports.
Anatomy of a Growing Brain
Hemispheric function, Right vs. Left brain damage, neuron development, overall development, structures and purposes, how a TBI/ABI may affect these areas.
Challenges After Brain Injury
Possible consequences of TBI, areas of impairment, the correlation between each area and possible behavioral outcomes, empathy techniques.
Family Issues After Brain Injury
Impact of TBI on the family, family support techniques, recovery perspectives, changes in behavior, family trust.
Adapting Instructions For Impairments
Vision and adjustments, hearing loss and auditory processing disorder, information processing, new school for writing and reading, goals for learning styles.
Transition From Hospital to School
Re-entry to school after a TBI, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act, IDEA, Process to obtain school support services, special considerations.