Long-term Outcomes after Pediatric Traumatic Brain Injury: Does Age at Injury Matter?

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Linda Ewing-Cobbs, Ph.D.

This session will examine cognitive, academic, and adjustment outcomes across the pediatric age range several years after TBI. The impact of injury at different ages will be examined. Factors that promote resilience or contribute to persistent problems after TBI are discussed. This is a BrainSTEPS session.

Credits: Act 48, ASHA, Psych, Instructional Hours
Audience: Special Education Teachers; 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

Speaker biography: Linda Ewing-Cobbs, Ph.D., is a Professor of Pediatrics and Harriet and Joe Foster Chair in Cognitive Neuroscience at the Children’s Learning Institute and Department of Pediatrics at the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, USA
Dr. Ewing-Cobbs received her graduate degrees in Clinical Neuropsychology from the University of Houston. She directs the Center for Clinical and Developmental Neuroscience Program and oversees multidisciplinary clinics providing diagnostic assessment services to children and adults with acquired or developmental differences. She is currently the Principal Investigator or Co-investigator on several grants funded by the National Institutes of Health and Department of Defense. Current and prior projects examine the longitudinal recovery of brain connectivity, psychological health, and neuropsychological outcomes in infants, children, and adults with traumatic brain injury. She also directs outcome assessments for clinical trials examining efficacy of cellular therapies to improve recovery from brain injury.

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