Instructional Tool Kit on Brain Injury for Educators

Instructional Tool Kit on Brain Injury for Educators

Stephen Bruce, M.Ed., Roberta DePompei. Ph.D., Marilyn Lash, M.S.W., Katherine Kimes, Ed.D., D., Sue Pearson, M.A., Ron Savage, Ed.D., Lisa Selznick Gurdin, M.S., Janet Tyler, Ph.D., Gary Wolcott, M.Ed.

Four manuals for educators, therapists and parents show how to identify students with brain injuries in school, address cognitive and behavioral challenges in the classroom, and develop educational programs with supports and accommodations at home and in school. They are full of practical educational and compensatory strategies with examples on teaching students with acquired brain injury.

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Manuals for educators and therapists give practical strategies and tools for classrooms. Includes 4 books.

Signs and Strategies for Educating Students: A practical guide for teachers and parents

Describes consequences of brain injuries on student's learning, behavior, communication, cognition and adjustment in school and at home.

Students with Brain Injuries: Challenges for identification, learning and education in the classroom

Gives methods for identifying students and provides teaching strategies for teachers with classroom interventions. Explains relationship between cognitive changes and challenging behaviors.

Learning and Cognitive Communicative Challenges: Developing educational programs for students with brain injuries

Gives teaching strategies to help with language demands of English and Language Arts, Social Studies, Mathematics, and Science.

Strategies for Managing Challenging Behaviors of Students with Brain Injuries

Shows how to use applied behavior analysis in classroom for students with challenging behaviors after brain injury.

Item ITK2
Pages Full Kit includes 4 manuals
Year 2011


Stephen Bruce, M,Ed,, BCBA, CBIS

He is the Senior Director for Professional Development for the Neurosciences Institute at Bancroft NeuroHealth in Haddonfield, New Jersey. He earned a Master of Education degree in Applied Behavior Analysis from Temple University and is currently completing course work for a doctoral degree in special education from Temple University. Mr. Bruce coordinates staff training and development, teaches courses in applied behavior analysis at Temple University, and directs Bancroft NeuroHealthís professional conferences and workshops. He also chairs a behavior management committee and oversees school consultation services. Mr. Bruce has worked in the field of developmental disabilities and brain injury for the past 17 years and is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst as well as a Certified Brain Injury Specialist.

Roberta DePompei, Ph.D.

She is Department Chairman, a Professor and Clinical Supervisor at the Speech and Hearing Center at the University of Akron in Ohio. An advocate of the needs of youths with brain injuries and their families, she is on numerous national task forces and committees. Widely published and a national and international presenter, Dr. DePompei specializes in the impact of brain injury upon speech, language and communication. She is especially interested in developing transitional opportunities for youth as they progress through school and prepare for adulthood.

Marilyn Lash, M.S.W.

She is a Founding Partner and President at Lash and Associates Publishing/Training, Inc. in Wake Forest, NC. Author of many publications on the psychosocial impact of brain injury, her writing and training emphasize coping strategies for families and practical interventions by professionals and educators in hospitals, rehabilitation, schools and community programs. Ms. Lash is on various national task forces on brain injury and editorial boards of rehabilitation journals. She is the Past Chair of the Brain Injury Association of North Carolina and current Chair of the North Carolina Statewide Advisory Council on Traumatic Brain Injury.

Katherine Kimes, Ed.D.

She has an extensive background, both personally and professionally, in the area of brain injury. She has studied acquired brain injury and has a unique understanding of the mechanisms of injury and how the brain has the capacity to heal after injury. When she was 16, Dr. Kimes was a passenger in a one car accident and sustained a severe traumatic brain injury. After spending weeks in a coma, she regained consciousness; however, her world had drastically changed. Her personal experience of living with brain injury has evolved into a philosophy of recovery and what is possible. She has an M.A. degree in Writing (2000) and an M.A. in Transition Special Education with an emphasis in acquired brain injury (2004). Dr. Kimes completed her doctoral program in the Leaders for Systems Change Program in Special Education at George Washington University in 2009.

Sue Pearson, M.A.

As the state consultant for students with brain injuries for 12 years, Ms Pearson worked with 15 brain injury resource teams across Iowa, creating communication networks with hospital and rehabilitation personnel, educational professionals and families. Trained as a special educator, Sue Pearsonís major areas of study include orthopedic disabilities and learning disabilities. Building on her work in developmental disabilities for the past 25 years, she has conducted numerous workshop and conference presentations for educators, families and medical staff in Iowa and across the country. She has written extensively on the topic of educating students with brain injury in local schools.

Ron Savage, Ed.D.

He is President of the North American Brain Injury Society (NABIS). Dr. Savage specializes in the impact of brain injury on behavior and learning in children, adolescents and young adults. His international recognition as author and presenter is based on practical experience as a rehabilitation clinician and educator. Dr. Savage is also the Chairman and Co-Founder of the International Pediatric Brain Injury Society (IPBIS).

Lisa Selznick Gurdin, M.S., BCBA, CBIS-CE

Ms. Gurdin is a part-time lecturer at Northeastern University and former Chair of the American Academy for the Certification of Brain Injury Specialists (AACBIS) Board of Directors. Ms Gurdin is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst and an AACBIS Certified Brain Injury Trainer.. Ms Gurdin worked at the May Institute, Inc. in Massachusetts for eight years where she managed research and training grants, developed and coordinated a company-wide mentoring program, and taught courses in applied behavior analysis. She also has extensive experience designing and implementing home and school-based behavioral programming for children and adolescents with autism and brain injury.

Janet Tyler, Ph.D.

She is the Director of the Kansas State Department of Educationís Neurologic Disabilities Support Project, a statewide program that provides inservice training, consultation and technical assistance to educators serving students with traumatic brain injuries. Dr. Tyler also serves as an adjunct member of the Department of Special Educationís graduate faculty at the University of Kansas where she provides preservice training in traumatic brain injury. Since 1987, she has published, presented and consulted widely on educational issues related to traumatic brain injury.

Gary Wolcott, M.Ed.

An experienced counselor, administrator and trainer, Gary Wolcott has long been an advocate for families of children with brain injuries as well as a consultant with school systems. He was instrumental in raising the national awareness of rehabilitation professionals and educators about the long-term cognitive effects of brain injuries in children and their impact on learning. He has been the Director of Education for the National Head Injury Foundation, founded a management and training consulting business, and served as Director of Education, Training and Staff Development at Goodwill Industries of Northern New England. He is now the Director of Brain Injury Services for the state lead agency in Maine.

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