TBI Workshops/Consultation as followed:

TBI Workshop,General Information
This workshop provides an overview of TBI, definition, causes, consequences and educational implications. It offers general knowledge to all school personnel working with students with brain injury as they return to school.
A packet of information is given to all workshop participants.

Participants:
Teachers, support staff, therapists, administration and families
Time: 1-11/2 hours


TBI Workshop, Specific to the Student with TBI
This workshop provides the same general overview of brain injury outlined above. However, it incorporates specific information related to the student identified with brain injury. Strategies related to this student are also discussed. A question and answer period follows that offers the support staff working with the student additional information.

Participants:
Teachers, support staff, therapists, administration and families
Time: 11/2 –2 hours


Transition Workshop
Many students with TBI need follow up, from year to year or from school to school, as they progress through the system. Each year different staff members work with the student and a workshop on TBI may be necessary to prepare receiving teachers and support staff. The workshop provides general information on brain injury and specifics relating to the student who is transitioning.

Participants:
Teachers, support staff, therapists, administration and families
Time: 1-2 hours


TBI Consultation
Following an observation of the student, the TBI consultant provides support to school personnel regarding strategies, evaluation, accommodations, modifications and IEP development.

Participants:
Classroom teacher, special education teacher, support staff
and families
Time: 1-2 hours depending upon the student’s needs


TBI Follow-up Consultation
Depending on the needs of staff and student, the Resource Center staff is available for follow up visitations and consultations

Participants:
Classroom teacher, special education teacher, support staff
and families
Time: 2-3 follow-up meetings

In addition to workshops, the TBI Resource Center provides a brain injury prevention session that addresses good health and safety recommendations. It focuses on young children and follows the health curriculum standards. Many brain injuries are preventable and children should learn good health and safety strategies early on.


Head Injury Prevention Workshop
Age group: Early Childhood grades Preschool-Grade 2

Health Standard 1 Goals:
The children will be able to describe the basic structure and function of the head and brain.
The children will be able to explain how head injuries can be treated and prevented.

Health Standard 3 Goals:
The children will be able to develop injury prevention and management strategies for personal health.
The children will be able to compare behaviors that are safe to those that are risky or harmful.

Set induction: The instructor will enter the room “geared up” on a skateboard with a “friend”, a toy remote control skateboarder Eggbert, not geared up with a head injury.

Lesson plan steps:
1. A discussion about how come the “friend” acquired a head injury while the instructor didn’t will follow. Children will be asked to make predictions.

2. A demonstration using an egg will follow. The egg will be compared to a head – a hard outer surface to protect a soft inner surface. “Fred’s head” will be used to show the comparison. Next, using an unprotected egg, the instructor will show what happens when the egg comes in contact with a force. The same demonstration using a protected egg will follow to demonstrate how helmets protect heads.

3. A description about the structure and function of the head and brain using graphics will be given.

4. The children will create an “egg head” and a protective gear for the “egg head”.

5. The children can test the protective gear they created for their eggs.

Closure: A book created by one of the consultants, “What Should Eggbert Do?”, will be presented to provide an overview and to evaluate how much the children can apply what has been taught. Also, disbursement of resource materials to recapture and reinforce the lesson will be given. (Items may vary depending upon availability)

Time: 45min.-1 hour
Cost: $30.