Many children and adolescents are examined in emergency departments or doctor’s offices for a “bump on the head” after a fall or concussion. Children usually go back to school soon after a concussion and appear to be fine; however, changes in attention, learning and behavior may be seen in the following weeks. Teenagers are often hurt playing team sports after school or being involved in a motor vehicle crash. School becomes the next major challenge after coming home from the hospital or rehabilitation program.
Traumatic Brain Injury Services at Regional Medical Center, in collaboration with The Urban Child Institute, STEP, Inc., Project BRAIN, Mid-South ACT, Division of Rehabilitation Services – Vocational Rehabilitation and Cognitive Bridges, will offer a FREE half-day workshop for parents/guardians of students ages 5 to 22 who have sustained a traumatic brain injury (TBI).
“Helping Students Succeed” will help parents, therapists and educators better prepare for the student’s return to school; help the student in the classroom; describe changes that occur in school; know when extra help is needed at school; share medical and educational information; and, if needed, refer the student for special education.
“Helping Students Succeed” will be held Friday, November 15, 2013 from 8:00 a.m.-noon at The Urban Child Institute located at 600 Jefferson Avenue. This is a FREE half-day workshop and is open to the public; however, registration is required. For more information, please contact Carolyn Chambers, Traumatic Brain Injury Service Coordinator at (901) 545-8487 or firstname.lastname@example.org.