ERIC Number: ED399703
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996
Reference Count: N/A
Educating Students with Traumatic Brain Injuries: A Resource and Planning Guide.
Corbett, Sandra L.; Ross-Thomson, Betty
This resource and planning guide provides a framework for practitioners to create an effective educational program for students with traumatic brain injuries. Chapters 1 and 2 provide an overview of brain injuries including information on brain physiology, types of brain injuries, and differences by age. Chapter 3 discusses returning to school, home, and the community after a brain injury. Chapter 4 provides information on screening, referrals, and determination for special education. It also includes information on developing an individualized education program (IEP). Chapter 5 discusses the assessment of educational needs, including assessment goals, planning the assessment, choosing assessment methods, interpreting results, and re-evaluation. Chapter 6 describes components that should be addressed in individualizing an education program, including physical abilities, cognitive abilities, academic activities, and nonacademic activities. Chapter 7 discusses behavior management from understanding underlying factors to designing behavioral interventions and implementing behavior management strategies. Chapter 8 presents material on providing physical, occupational, and speech and language therapy. Chapter 9 discusses empowering the family and relationships with siblings and peers. Chapter 10 focuses on preventing injuries and identifying remedies. Chapter 11 includes appendices on federal legislation definitions, measures of consciousness, and a tip sheet on parental preparation for IEP Meetings. An extensive resource list of materials and organizations is provided. (Individual chapters contain references.) (CR)
Descriptors: Cognitive Processes, Disability Identification, Educational Strategies, Elementary Secondary Education, Empowerment, Family Relationship, Federal Legislation, Head Injuries, Individualized Education Programs, Injuries, Intervention, Needs Assessment, Neurological Impairments, Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, Reentry Students, Speech Therapy, Student Adjustment, Student Needs
Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction, Drawer 179, Milwaukee, WI 53293-0179; 800-243-8782.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Wisconsin State Dept. of Public Instruction, Madison.