2022 HELIX In-Person Experience: High Expectations for Students with Low Incidence Disabilities
25. The 3 R's: Promoting Reasoning, Real-Life Function, and Resilience in Adolescents with TBI
Tuesday November 15, 2022 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM - The Penn Stater Conference Center Hotel
Adolescents with traumatic brain injury (TBI) often have a variety of cognitive-communication deficits and dynamic needs across the continuum of recovery, due to ongoing development and increasing cognitive demands, that can make generalization of skills from one context to another challenging. The goal of this session is to describe some evidence-based approaches for assessment and remediation of later-emerging cognitive deficits after pediatric brain injury. The presentation will focus on novel approaches, such as strategy-based reasoning training, and technology applications 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, resilience-building, etc.) as well as lifelong brain health; including practical tips, case study examples, and opportunities for questions and group discussion.
Participants will be able to:
- Identify the current limitations regarding generalizability of traditional cognitive and social remediation approaches in pediatric brain injury.
- Describe proactive methods for addressing real-life cognitive and social challenges, including integrated technologies and approaches promoting overall brain health and resilience-building.
- Discuss proactive methods for addressing real-life cognitive and social challenges, including integrated technologies and approaches promoting overall brain health and resilience-building.
Teachers, administrators, speech language pathologists, related service providers, consultants, training and consulting staff, paraprofessionals, family members
Reasonable efforts will be made to accommodate individuals who have special needs as addressed by the Americans with Disabilities Act and who need assistance at this event. Contact: Annette Bauerlein, at 810-878-7211, or firstname.lastname@example.org