What: This webinar will present augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) strategies and devices appropriate for people with communication impairments resulting from traumatic brain injury (TBI). Survivors of TBI may have cognitive, linguistic, and motor speech impairments that may affect their use of AAC strategies and devices. Appropriate AAC strategies and devices will be discussed as well as assessment and intervention techniques across rehabilitation and recovery stages.
Learner Outcomes: 1. Participants will explain the importance of using AAC during early stages of rehabilitation from TBI. 2. Participants will describe two applications of AAC suitable for the early stages of rehabilitation from TBI. 3. Participants will describe one appropriate AAC strategy or device for each TBI recovery stage.
Webinar begins at 9:00am Pacific time, 10:00am Mountain time, 11:00am Central time, 12:00pm Eastern time.
Session sign in begins at 15 minutes prior to start time. This session requires you to call in to access the audio.
What: Is there a role for states in screening youth offenders in Juvenile Justice systems for TBI? How do we help ensure access to appropriate treatment once they are screened? What are the keys to a successful partnership with the Department of Juvenile Justice?
Answering these and many other important questions about working with the juvenile justice system will be the focus of a HRSA Federal TBI Program webinar on December 13 at 2:00 p.m. EST. You will hear from grantees currently working to implement programs in their respective states, their partners, and mental health providers from state and local departments of Juvenile Justice, who will discuss:
Issues facing juveniles with TBI and the complexities of getting properly screened and treated
Two screening tools currently being used in juvenile justice systems
Concerns often voiced by juvenile justice partners and strategies for addressing them
Key components of successful partnerships
Issues facing mental health providers in juvenile justice systems
How to maximize program sustainability
When: Tuesday, December 13, 2011 12:00pm – 1:30pm MT