BrainSteps Team Member-Acquired Brain Injury in Students: Hierarchical Neurocognitive Interventions

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Session Dates

Wednesday November 30, 2016 9:00 AM - 3:30 PM

This event is by invitation only. You must have a registration key in order to register.

The hidden epidemic of TBI effects a student’s learning and behavior. BrainSTEPS teams will leave this training workshop with information and strategies to use when consulting with students in PA who have sustained all severities of acquired brain injuries. The presenters will review TBI special education eligibility and the gold standard for establishing a significant and credible history of TBI in students. The presenters will delve into the facets of the Neurocognitive Hierarchy. Strategies to enhance Executive Functions will also be explored. BrainSTEPS consultants will also learn about “Can’t versus Won’t” behavior, as well as appropriate interventions for social-emotional & challenging behaviors. BrainSTEPS teams will be provided the opportunity to practice through case study application


Participants will:

  • Identify the hierarchy of neuro-cognitive development
  • Evaluate social interaction/behavior and interventions
  • Discover how to determine credible history of traumatic brain injury
  • Apply learning with case studies
  • Examine executive functions and how to address deficits in these areas
  • Learn tools for focused assessment and interventions

Target Audience

This training will be for BrainSTEPS All Team Members who have completed the new team training

Individuals attending this course must arrive on time and stay the duration of the course in order to receive Act 48 Professional Education hours. Requests for exceptions are to be brought to the attention of the individual´s Superintendent or IU Director prior to the course.

Event Info

Event Type:


Credit Type:

Act 48 Clock Hour
No credit


Karen McAvoy, PhD; Heather Hotchkiss, MSW

Event Contact:


Dana Galli


Brenda Eagan Brown