Are Students with TBI Different Than Other Eligibilities? YES! Implementing Strategies for Success

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 Sharon Grandinette, MS-Ed, CBIST

This session is designed for individuals in school settings working with children and adolescents with TBI (Traumatic Brain Injury). The goal of the session is to delineate the similarities and differences between students with TBI and other disabilities, outline successful school reintegration practices and IEP development, as well as outline effective academic, social, and behavioral strategies that move these students on a path toward success.

Credits: Act 48, ASHA, PSYCH

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, Assistive Technology Specialists, Occupational Therapists and/or Physical Therapists, Orientation and Mobility Specialist, School Counselors and/or School Psychologists, Parents, Guardians, Family Members, Paraprofessionals

Speaker Bio: Sharon Grandinette, M.S., Ed., CBIST is a nationally and internationally recognized consultant, advocate trainer and expert witness in the field of special education with a specialty in pediatric acquired brain injury and school reintegration and has published in the field. She was an adjunct instructor for 18 years at the California State University System in the graduate special education credential program. Sharon serves on the executive board of the North American Brain Injury Society and was a founding board member of the Brain Injury Association of California where she was the chair of the state conference for several years. Sharon was the Executive Director of both the We Can Pediatric Brain Tumor Network and The California Association of Physical and Health Impairments. She was instrumental in the development of the TBI authorization that became a part of the special education requirements in CA. Sharon owns and operates Exceptional Educational Services in Redondo Beach, CA.