Colorado Dept. of EducationMindsource Brain Injury NetworkBrain Injury Association of PennsylvaniaPennsylvania Dept. of EducationPennsylvania Dept. of Health

About the Course

This course is designed to train members of the school building’s Return to Learn Concussion Management Team (CMT) how to manage student concussions for the initial 4-6 weeks post concussion. CMT members will learn how to monitor a student’s academics and post-concussion symptoms while gathering appropriate data to justify educational decisions. Second, CMT members will learn how to ensure concussed students receive appropriate educational supports during the initial 4-6 weeks post concussion to promote faster recovery. School staff serving on the CMT will learn how concussion affects learning and strategies they can employ to help students remain in school throughout the recovery process.


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Course Outline

Janet Tyler

Introduction to the Return to Learn CMT Training
Presented by Janet Tyler, Ph.D., CBIST

15 M
Mark Halstead

Concussions: What You Need to Know From a Medical Perspective
Presented by Mark Halstead, MD

45 M
Brendan Eagan

Concussions: What You Need to Know From an Educational Perspective
Presented by Brenda Eagan Johnson, Ed.D., CBIS

20 M

Academic Planning for the Return to Learn Concussion Management Team - Part 1
Presented by Brenda Eagan Johnson, Ed.D., CBIS

50 M

Academic Planning for the Return to Learn Concussion Management Team - Part 2
Presented by Brenda Eagan Johnson, Ed.D., CBIS

67 M

Academic Planning for the Return to Learn Concussion Management Team - Part 3
Presented by Brenda Eagan Johnson, Ed.D., CBIS and Janet Tyler, Ph.D., CBIST

56 M

Concussion Return to Learn Protocol & Monitoring Toolkit Utilization
Presented by Brenda Eagan Johnson, Ed.D., CBIS

51 M

About BrainSTEPS

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In 2007, the BrainSTEPS Brain Injury School Consulting Program was established in Pennsylvania by the PA Department of Health and is jointly funded by the PA Department of Health and the PA Department of Education, Bureau of Special Education via the PaTTAN network. BrainSTEPS is implemented by the Brain Injury Association of PA. In 2016 Colorado adopted the BrainSTEPS model. BrainSTEPS CO in implemented by the Department of Education with funding from MINDSOURCE Brain Injury Network within the Colorado Department of Human Services.