ERIC Number: EJ1040679
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014-Mar
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Reference Count: 25
Traumatic Brain Injury: The Efficacy of a Half-Day Training for School Psychologists
Davies, Susan C.; Ray, Ashlyn M.
Contemporary School Psychology, v18 n1 p81-89 Mar 2014
The incidence rates of traumatic brain injuries (TBI) are increasing, yet educators continue to be inadequately trained in assessing and serving students with TBIs. This study examined the efficacy of a half-day TBI training program for school psychologists designed to improve their knowledge and skills. Results of quantitative and qualitative survey analysis indicated there was little increase in knowledge and skills from pre-training to 1-year follow-up, although participants did increase in confidence related to their decision-making abilities in working with students with TBI. The data indicate a need for future study of more effective training models.
Descriptors: Trauma, Brain, Injuries, School Psychologists, School Psychology, Improvement Programs, Capacity Building, Training Methods, Counselor Training, Statistical Analysis, Qualitative Research, Skill Development, Followup Studies, Decision Making, Decision Making Skills, Self Efficacy, Program Effectiveness, Program Evaluation
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