Brenda Eagan Brown
M.Ed., CBIS Program Coordinator
BrainSTEPS teams are off during the summer months. A BrainSTEPS team leader will be in touch with you when they return to the office, typically mid to late August.
Webinar attendance does not denote BrainSTEPS team membership or Return to Learn Concussion Management Team (CMT) involvement. Rather, the webinars are meant to provide the latest concussion education specific to teachers and related professionals who work with students who sustain concussions and return to the classroom setting. If your district would like to form/train an official Return to Learn Concussion Management Team, please go to the middle of this page and click the orange "REGISTER" button.
The Concussion Management (CMT) Formation Registration for all PA Schools is open!
Registration is now open to form your school's Concussion Management Team(s) for the 2nd cohort training
(re-opened 1/22/13). You may form one or more CMTs within your school. You will be notified via email when
the CMT training is available to take online in the near future. Thank you!
The CMT training is FREE to all CMTs who register.
Pennsylvania's BrainSTEPS (Strategies Teaching Educators, Parents, and Students) Brain Injury School Re-Entry Consulting Program is in its 7th year of assisting school districts in creating educational plans for students following an acquired brain injury. Annually in Pennsylvania, approximately 4,000 children sustain moderate to severe traumatic brain injuries (TBI), which are significant enough to require hospitalization. Each year, over 20,000 children sustain concussions (mild TBIs) in Pennsylvania. Many students return to school with lingering effects that impact classroom performance. BrainSTEPS has been designed to consult with school teams and families in the development and delivery of educational services for students who have experienced any type of acquired brain injury. To date, BrainSTEPS has provided training and consultation to thousands of students in Pennsylvania.
Acquired brain injuries include any injury to the brain that is sustained after a period of normal development and includes all traumatic brain injuries (injury is caused by an external force and includes concussions) and non-traumatic brain injuries (strokes, tumors, seizures, aneurysms, etc.). BrainSTEPS works to not only re-enter students after a new brain injury, but with students previously identified as having a brain injury who may begin to develop educational effects over the years as the brain matures and develops.
To make a student referral to the BrainSTEPS Program, click on "Make a Referral to BrainSTEPS" link at the top right side of the page, then click "Online," or contact the Program Coordinator listed below.
Brenda Eagan Brown, M.Ed., CBIS
Brain Injury School Re-Entry Program Coordinator
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