2020 HELIX Revisited

01. Evidence-Based Assessment/Management of Anxiety and Depression Symptoms in Youth Post-Concussion

Online

Session Dates

Sunday January 31, 2021 - 12:01 AM - Online
Sunday February 28, 2021 - 12:01 AM - Online

Closed

Research shows that the vast majority of youth who experience a concussion will recover emotionally quickly and fully. For a minority, however, symptoms of anxiety and depression may persist beyond expected trajectories. How can these children be reliably identified but not pathologized, as well as provided evidence-based emotional supports? This presentation, by an expert psychologist in the treatment of child and adolescent anxiety disorders, will address these issues, particularly as related to students and the school setting.

Participants will be able to:

  • Identify brief and valid screening tools for symptoms of anxiety, depression, and PTSD following mild TBI/concussion.
  • Identify and discuss presented data on pre-existing anxiety as a risk factor for increased and prolonged symptoms of concussion.
  • Describe evidence-based recommendations for co-management of potential symptoms of anxiety and depression following mild TBI/concussion.

Target Audience:

Special Education Teachers; Teachers who work with students who are blind or visually impaired; Teachers who work with students with hearing loss; Teachers who work with students who are Deaf-Blind; Teachers/other professionals who work with students who have sustained traumatic brain injury; Speech therapists; General Education Teachers; Supervisors/Administrators; Occupational Therapists and/or Physical Therapists; School Counselors and/or School Psychologists; Parents, Guardians, Family Members; Paraprofessionals


Target Audience

Special Education Teachers; Teachers who work with students who are blind or visually impaired; Teachers who work with students with hearing loss; Teachers who work with students who are Deaf-Blind; Teachers/other professionals who work with students who have sustained traumatic brain injury; Speech therapists; General Education Teachers; Supervisors/Administrators; Occupational Therapists and/or Physical Therapists; School Counselors and/or School Psychologists; Parents, Guardians, Family Members; Paraprofessionals

Topics Covered: Low Incidence

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 610-787-7211, or abauerlein@pattan.net.

Event Info

Event Type:

On-line Courses

Credit Type:

Act 48 Clock Hour
ASHA
PSYCH
Hours of Instructional Time
No credit

Presenters:

Katherine K. Dahlsgaard

Event Contact:

Registration:

Annette Bauerlein
abauerlein@pattan.net
610-878-7211

Contact:

Kristin Starosta
kstarosta@pattan.net
610-878-7237

Additional Info

Registration for HELIX Revisited closes on February 19, 2021.