BrainSTEPS 2018 – Spring Team Leader Workshop

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Session Dates

Wednesday April 04, 2018 8:00 AM - 3:30 PM

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

This session is for BrainSTEPS Team Leaders to update their capacity to effectively motivate and facilitate their BrainSTEPS team to provide educational consultation and training to schools in Pennsylvania following a student’s Acquired Brain injury (TBI or nonTBI). Attendees will learn about the status of the newly debuted BrainSTEPS created Return to Learn Concussion Management Team training. BrainSTEPS Program updates will be shared. Also, team leaders will learn about vestibular and ocular dysfunction following a TBI. Attendees will also learn about vestibular therapy that students partake in to improve concussion related vestibular deficits. Team leaders will learn about Evaluation and Reevaluation documents in general and Psychological Evaluations specifically in relationship to Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI). Cognitive rehabilitation therapy (CRT) will be introduced, and discussion regarding how CRT can bridge the medical and educational gap will be emphasized. Presenters will offer suggestions for working with school teams, as well as individual psychologists when making recommendations for students with TBI based on testing results. Resources will also be provided to help guide school psychologists toward conducting evaluations that tap important processes affected by TBI. The BrainSTEPS team leaders will also participate in sharing, brainstorming, and learning about proper teaming techniques that will help facilitate their respective Brain STEPS Teams. The remaining portion of this workshop will focus on BrainSTEPS updates and program Best Practice Reviews using team satisfaction survey and ORBS data.


Participants will be able to:

  • Describe at least three types of vestibular and ocular impacts following concussion.
  • Contribute to discussion around the different types of vestibular therapy activities
  • Explain what cognitive rehabilitation therapy is and how it is used following a brain injury
  • Identify a minimum of two resources that BrainSTEPS teams can share with school psychologists when working with students following a brain injury
  • Define cognitive rehabilitation therapy and its benefits for individuals living with traumatic brain injury.
  • Identify how to use metacognitive interventions in order to improve awareness and regulation for individuals with brain injuries.

Target Audience

This training is a closed session for Brain STEPS Team Leaders. By Invitation Only.

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


Brown, Brink, Wolf, Corwin, Schoenewald, Miksch

Event Contact:


Lorraine Byer


Brenda Eagan Johnson

Additional Info

BrainSTEPS will cover the cost of 1 hotel room on April 3, 2018 for those arriving the night before.