ERIC Number: ED333641
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991-Apr
Reference Count: N/A
Working with Parents of Students with Traumatic Brain Injuries.
Rhein, Barbara; And Others
Intended for educators working with children who have suffered traumatic brain injuries (TBI), this brief paper addresses parent issues, administrative issues, and programmatic issues. Noted are the five stages of adjustment typically experienced by parents: shock, elation, reality, crisis, and mourning. Professionals are encouraged to be informed on the family's pretrauma psycho-social history, to connect parents with family support groups, and to encourage family therapy. Among recommendations for school administrators are providing inservice training on TBI, documenting contacts with family members, and establishing a case coordinator system. Programmatic issues mentioned include inservice training for staff and assistance with program planning by someone knowledgeable in both TBI and school programming. Other recommendations include using an integrated team approach, developing flexible programming, and being realistic with parents regarding the student's progress. (DB)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Pediatric Traumatic Brain Injury
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Conference of the Council for Exceptional Children (69th, Atlanta, GA, April 1-5, 1991).