Resources  

RETURN TO LEARN INFORMATION AND FORMS
BRIDGING THE GAP Booklet plus Appendices.pdf
Return to Learn Protocol CMT 2014.pdf
Post-Concussion Symptom Checklist.pdf
Return to Learn Release of Information.pdf
Return to Academics Progression.pdf
Tips for Teachers.pdf

WEBSITES
NEBrainstorm and Brain Injury Association of Nebraska are Nebraska's brain injury resource networks.

The Brain Injury Resource Center has a wealth of information including facts about brain injury and links to programs, support groups and resources for the individual, the family, and professionals.

The TBI Resource Guide has information about services and products relating to traumatic brain injury, brain injury recovery, and post-acute rehabilitation.

Brain Injury Association of America (BIAA)  provides information about traumatic brain injury ro to individuals, families, and professionals.

Medical Resources - Concussions, TBI and Other Head Injuries.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has information related to Injury Prevention & Control:  Traumatic Brain Injury as well as information related to Concussion in Sports

Links specific to coaches and athletes

For more information on LB260 click here for FAQ on LB 260 (PDF)

Nebraska Department of Health & Human Services, Chief Medical Officer has posted Approved Concussion Training Courses.

Nebraska State Athletic Trainer's Association has Concussion Awareness Act Implementation information.

Sport Safety International offers a free online training program for athletes, parents, and coaches.

MATERIALS

The following items are located in the www.at4all.com lending program and are intended for use by individuals residing in the Central BIRSST region. (If you have never borrowed items before, you will need to create a new account.) Click on the item name to go to it on the AT4All website.

CD's and DVD's

BrainSTARS:
Brain Injury: Strategies for teams and re-education for students

For any teacher, clinician, support staff, or parent who wants to understand how a brain injury can affect a student's ability to learn and function in the classroom, this manual is filled with information, tools and strategies that will help the student and school staff.  This manual was reviewed by an Advisory Board of parents, school personnel, and students with brain injury, as well as by a group of national experts and has been extensively field-tested with parents and school teams.  It represents current best-practices in the education of students who have acquired brain injuries. This manual is also used as an in-service program when combined with the DVD (includes 120 slides, author giving presentation, pre and post test).

BrainSTARS: Supplemental CD & DVD
Traumatic Brain Injury Acquired Brain Injury in Children and Adolescents - Weaving a Safety Net through Education and Training ~ 2007 

By Jeanne E. Dise-Lewis, Ph.D.; Margaret Lohr Calvery, Ph.D. & Hal C. Lewis, Ph.D.
BrainSTARS DVD features a comprehensive 2 hour, 15 minute in-service training program on the developmental and educational impact of acquired brain injuries in children and youth.  It is designed for educators with an emphasis on assessing the educational needs of students with brain injuries and developing educational programs to address their cognitive challenges.  Presented by Jeanne Dise-Lewis, author of the BrainSTARS program and manual, the training DVD is accompanied by a CD with 120 slides on Power Point.  You can use this to conduct your own in-service training or as a reference.
The supplemental CD also contains PDF files to print:
     -Pre/Post Test with 4 module
     -Answers for the Pre/Post Test
     -Evaluation Form

Acquired Brain Injury:  Teens Talking to Teens
This is a 20 minute DVD appropriate for teenagers. Adolescents discuss their own traumatic brain injury and resulting experiences. It would be useful to prepare teenage classmates and friends for the return of the student to school following a traumatic brain injury.

Concussion:  An Education DVD
This is a 20 minute DVD intended for educators. It provides awareness information for educators and includes symptoms to look for following a student's concussion.

Elvin, the Elephant Who Forgets
This is a 10 minute DVD, which presents as a book read aloud to young children. This would be a useful resource for early childhood educators and families to share with preschoolers or lower elementary children.

Life Goes On
This is a 30 minute DVD intended to share with families. Two families discuss their experiences following the traumatic brain injury of a family member.

Still Friends, Friends Still
This is a 30 minute DVD. Three segments include different sets of adolescents talking about friends who had a traumatic brain injury and the resulting changes. It would be useful for viewing and as a conversation starter with teenagers after the return of their friend.

Take Two:  After Traumatic Brain Injury
Brain injury DVD on rehabilitation and educational challenges of three youths with brain injury returning to school.

Virtual School
This Brain injury CD for families and educators uses a virtual school to provide information and strategies on teaching and supporting students with brain injuries. Features interviews with teachers, parents, and students.

Printed Materials|

Heads up: Concussion in High School Sports

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention created this tool kit as a result of an education initiative to help coaches prevent, recognize, and manage concussion in high school sports. Kit contains:
     -a concussion guide for coaches
     -a coach's wallet card on concussion for quick reference
     -a coach's clipboard sticker with concussion facts and space for emergency contacts
     -a fact sheet for atheletes in English and Spanish
     -a fact sheet for parents in English and Spanish
     -an educational video/DVD for coaches to show athletes, parents, and other school staff
     -posters to hang in the gym or loack room
     -a CD-Rom with additional resources and references.

 

Brain Injury Recovery Kit

The Brain Injury Recovery Kit (BIRK) was created by Lisa Keller. Lisa sustained a brain injury in 1993. She used her recovery to create a remarkable tool for individuals and families that struggle with brain injury. The Brain Injury Recovery Kiet is a step-by-step approach to recovery that can be tailored to each individual's needs and can be used at an individual's own pace.

    - Helps develop essential organization skills
    - Builds confidence and increased independence
    - Provides strategies and tools for getting through the day
    - Reinforces 4 Keys to a successful recovery
    - Positively involves family, friends, and caregivers during the recovery process
    - Supports the efforts of medical and rehabilitation professionals

Signs & Strategies for Educating Students with Brain Injuries

Challenges for identification, learning and behavior in the classroom
This manual explores why brain injury is considered low incidence by educators when it is the leading cause of disability among children. Methods for identifying students are given. Common myths about the cognitive impact of a brain injury are corrected with examples of classroom interventions. Changes in learning are identified with strategies for teachers and parents. The relationship between cognitive changes and challenging behaviors is explained, including methods for addressing behavioral changes in the classroom.

Students with Brain Injury

Challenges for identification, learning and behavior in the classroom
This manual explores why brain injury is considered low incidence by educators when it is the leading cause of disability among children. Methods for identifying students are given. Common myths about the cognitive impact of a brain injury are corrected with examples of classroom interventions. Changes in learning are identified with strategies for teachers and parents. The relationship between cognitive changes and challenging behaviors is explained, including methods for addressing behavioral changes in the classroom.

The Child's Brain - Injury and Development

Booklet explains how a traumatic brain injury or tumor can affect development of a child's brain over time. Describes how the brain functions and its parts in clear langauge for families and educators. By Ron Savage.