Traumatic Brain Injury Added Authorization
The program consists of four courses which span the length of the school year. Each course contains weekly readings and activities, on-line discussions and fieldwork
The TBIAA program includes 120 hours of classroom contact (via on-line discussions and assignments) and 60 hours of fieldwork.
- Courses One and Four each require 10 hours of fieldwork and 20 hours of classroom contact.
- Courses Two and Three each require 20 hours of fieldwork and 40 hours of classroom contact.
Course One – Characteristics of Students with Traumatic Brain Injury
- This course will offer a broad overview of the unique characteristics, as well as challenges related to the neurology of the disability.
- The course will review the neurological impact related to open/closed head injuries of students with TBI birth to age 22.
- Candidates will explore the following areas: cognitive, language, memory, perceptual, attention, reasoning, abstract thinking, judgement, problem solving, psychosocial behavior, physical functions, sensory, motor abilities, information processing and speech as the relate to the provision of services for students with TBI.
Course Two – Teaching and Learning for Students with Traumatic Brain Injury
- The course will provide board review current evidenced based instructional methodologies, technology, setting and accommodations/modifications for students with TBI.
- The course will review appropriate assessment practices for student with TBI.
- Candidates will develop skills to implement instructional methodologies, assessment, and assistive technology supports for students with TBI.
Course Three – Behavior and Emotional Strategies for Students with TBI
- The course will provide a broad review of current behavioral intervention strategies and supports within the classroom setting for students with TBI.
- Interventions and strategies reviewed will also include TBI related areas of impact such as self-concept and emotional well-being as these areas relate to diminished loss of prior abilities.
Course Four - Collaborating with Other Service Providers
- The course will provide a broad review of current models of collaboration with regard to the IEP team and relationship to services, service providers and student needs for success in the classroom.
- This course will include weekly activities and field work for candidates to participate in and gain skills needed to collaborate with service providers.
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