HELIX Conference

Strategies for Life: Promoting Higher-Order Cognitive Skills for Students with TBI Across Contexts

  • September 16th, 2017
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Presented by: Lori G. Cook, Ph.D., CCC/SLP

Youth with brain injury often have a variety of cognitive deficits and dynamic needs across the continuum of recovery due to ongoing development and increasing cognitive demands that make generalization of skills from one context to another challenging. The goal of this session is to describe some of the newly emerging evidence-based approaches for assessment and remediation of later-emerging cognitive deficits after pediatric brain injury. The presentation will focus on such novel approaches as strategy-based reasoning training and integration of new technologies, including online, mobile, and virtual reality platforms that offer promise in the characterization and remediation of real-life challenges for youth with brain injury in the longer term. An emphasis will be placed on forward-thinking applications to maximize learning potential and higher-order cognitive skills (e.g. executive functioning, social cognition, etc.), including practical tips as well as case study examples and opportunities for questions and group discussion.

Audience: Special Education Teachers, Teachers/other professionals who work with students who have sustained traumatic brain injury, Speech Therapists, Occupational Therapists, Physical Therapists, School Counselors, and School Psychologists

Credits Offered: Act 48, ASHA, Psych


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