ERIC Number: ED387965
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
Home/School Support for Families and Children with Traumatic Brain Injury. Final Report.
Glang, Ann; And Others
This final report describes the Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) Home/School Support project, an Oregon project which attempted to decrease stress in parents caring for school-aged children with TBI and to provide support to schools serving students with TBI. During its 3 years of development, the project involved over 50 families of children, ages 5-21, who had experienced a severe traumatic brain injury. In addition, nearly 200 educators throughout Oregon received inservice training and technical assistance. The multi-faceted model on which the project was based included both school-centered and child-centered goals focusing on issues in instructional planning and community participation. The model provided for coordinated family services from the Oregon Head Injury Foundation, a community psychology clinic, a parent-run respite care organization, and a public school-based information and referral program. Results of the project indicated that a combination of coordinated school/home efforts, respite care, case management, and parent training and counseling were of significant assistance to the parents of children with TBI. This report has sections on the project's goals and objectives, conceptual framework, the model and its participants, logistical problems and modifications, findings, impact, and sources of further information. Extensive appendices include articles and book chapters: "A Comparison of Two Psychosocial Interventions for Parents of Children with Acquired Brain Injury: An Exploratory Study" (George H. S. Singer and others); "Comprehensive Family Support for Behavioral Change in Children with Traumatic Brain Injury" (Joseph M. Lucyshyn and others); "Helping Parents Negotiate the School System" (Ann Glang and others); "Tailoring Direct Instruction Techniques for Use with Elementary Students with Brain Injury" (Ann Glang and others); "Training an Interdisciplinary Team in Communication and Decision-Making Skills" (Elizabeth Cooley); "Using Direct Instruction with Brain Injured Students" (Ann Glang and others); and "'You Can't Imagine Unless You've Been There Yourself': A Report on the Concerns of Parents and Children with Acquired Brain Injury" (George H. S. Singer and Charles Nixon). A retreat planning outline, a knowledge quiz, and a teacher questionnaire are also attached. (Contains approximately 190 references.) (DB)
Descriptors: Community Programs, Delivery Systems, Demonstration Programs, Elementary Secondary Education, Family Programs, Family Relationship, Family School Relationship, Head Injuries, Inservice Teacher Education, Intervention, Models, Neurological Impairments, Respite Care, School Community Programs, Stress Management, Stress Variables, Technical Assistance
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Special Education Programs (ED/OSERS), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Oregon Research Inst., Eugene.
Identifiers - Location: Oregon