Each year over 1,000,000 children sustain brain injuries ranging from mild to severe.
Problems seen in children subsequent to brain injury may include deficits in attention and concentration, memory, organizational skills, executive functioning, changes in behavior, social skills and emotional control. These can present significant challenges for school personnel.
Training is available from the Brain Injury Association of New York State to assist:
- Teachers and Teacher Aides
- School Nurses
- Counselors and Social Workers
- School Psychologists
The goals of the training are to:
- Provide an overview of brain injury in all children, not just student athletes
- Assist school staff in recognizing the signs & symptoms of brain injury
- Help school staff respond appropriately & assist with the student’s recovery process using a team approach (The REAP Protocol)
- Identify teaching strategies/classroom accommodations that can assist with the student’s recovery
- Identify FREE resources available to children, their families and school personnel, including the statewide FACTS program