Returning to College After Concussions and Mild Brain Injuries

Aug. 13, 2015; 1-2:30 p.m. (ET)

Overview

Increased awareness, improved treatment and greater access to educational supports have prompted a rise in interest about the effects of concussions and brain injuries on the pursuit of postsecondary education. Many students with mild brain injuries experience minimal effects after the first few weeks or months, thus making the impact on academic progress negligible. However, other students — as well as people with good recoveries from more severe initial injuries — experience chronic cognitive, physiological and psychosocial impairments that negatively affect academic performance and overall life satisfaction. This webinar will present recent research and explore strategies and accommodations that contribute to the achievement of educational goals of college students who sustained brain injury.

At the conclusion of this webinar, participants will:

  • Articulate the note-taking challenges of college students with brain injury and describe support strategies and accommodations
  • Describe challenges and efficient strategies for maximizing reading comprehension of college students with brain injuries
  • Examine the importance of balancing educational, social and daily living activities for college students living with chronic brain injury conditions

Presenter

Karen Hux, Ph.D.
Professor Department of Special Education and Communication Disorders University of Nebraska – Lincoln Lincoln, Nebraska

Moderator

Scott C. Livingston, Ph.D., PT, ATC, SCS
Director of Education Defense and Veterans Brain Injury Center Silver Spring, Maryland

Continuing Education

Continuing education credit is available from Professional Education Services Group (PESG).  You must register by 3 p.m. (ET) Aug. 13, 2015, to qualify for the receipt of continuing education credit. 

The awarding of continuing education credit is limited in scope to health care providers who actively provide psychological health and traumatic brain injury care to U.S. active-duty service members, reservists, National Guardsmen, military veterans and their families.

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