“Children with all levels of TBI severity experience cognitive and behavioral problems that can adversely affect school performance. Children with a TBI have more daily performance variability, difficulty learning new information (despite maintaining pre-injury skills), and knowledge gaps, as well as cognitive deficits, including attention, concentration, and processing speed difficulties. These difficulties can make academic work more challenging following a TBI. Furthermore, behavioral problems, such as poor conduct, and problems with empathy and peer relationships can negatively affect the school experience.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. (2018). Report to Congress: The Management of Traumatic Brain Injury in Children, National Center for Injury Prevention and Control; Division of Unintentional Injury Prevention. Atlanta, GA. p. 41
Recognizing that one of the most critical strategic imperatives facing Maryland's Department of Education is prepare its teachers to be able to teach all students, the goal of these trainings to educate, build networks and improve collaboration with all those individuals involved when a child has a brain injury - from injury back to their community.
TRAUMATIC BRAIN INJURY 101:
SCHOOL STRATEGIES: Overview and Emotion Regulation
FILLING THE KNOWLEDGE GAP
These video trainings were prepared by the instructor's in conjunction with the Brain Injury Association of Maryland in their personal and professional capacity. Any opinions expressed in these trainings are the presenter's own and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Maryland State Department of Education, the Maryland Department of Health, or the government of the State of Maryland.