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Webinar: Pediatric Acquired Brain Injuries: Nuances and What Rehabilitation Professionals Need to Know

Delve into solidifying your understanding of the leading cause of disability in children and adolescents, according to the Centers for Disease Control--Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI). This session will also cover pediatric non-TBIs. Children with brain injury become adults with brain injury. However, we learned from Jean Piaget that a child's brain is not an adult's brain. Therefore, it is critical that supports, resources, and services are in place for children who sustain these injuries, so they are appropriately supported as their brain matures and develops through their late 20's. This session will talk about what a pediatric brain injury is, post-brain injury impacts to learning, why and how resulting cognitive and behavioral impacts often manifest over the years, key differences between TBI and other types of learning disabilities, and facets of important educational legal frameworks that schools work within to best support students post-brain injury. Bridging rehabilitation and educational language to facilitate effective communication will also be a focus.

Credits:1.0 CEs of the following credits have been applied: CRCC, CDMS, CVE, CWA, CCAA, CCMC, ABVE, CLCP, MCSS 

Learning Objectives

After this webinar, participants will be able to:
  1. Identify the main differences between an acquired brain injury and other learning disabilities.
  2. Understand the nuances of pediatric acquired brain injury
  3. Describe the academic impacts a student’s concussion can have on school performance and new learning
  4. Identify the importance of understanding and utilizing important education terms and their implications during different phases of recovery.