• About

    THIS IS NOT THE ADDED AUTHORIZATION PROGRAM WHICH IS NOW CLOSED.

    For more information on the Added Authorization programs please click here.

    The Traumatic Brain Injury Program is an online self study program that provides advanced, specialized training for specialist credential holders who work with people who have a Traumatic Brain Injury and who need to add expertise to their skill set.

  • Training Hours

    Equivalent to 120 hours of classroom time; 8 semester hours available through Brandman University’s Extended Education Department

    How are classroom hours calculated?

  • Method of Delivery

    Online, self paced, competency tested course consisting of 20 lessons
  • Course Objectives

    1. TBI Lesson 1-Characteristics

    • As a result of completion of this Unit, the participant will be able to:
    • Identify the causes of braining injury
    • Identify the types and neurology of open and closed head injury
    • Identify how TBI outcomes may vary depending on pre TBI factors
    • Identify how TBI is diagnosed
    • Identify the how pre TBI factors may impact outcomes

    2. TBI Lesson 2-Cognitive Impairment

    • As a result of completion of this Unit, the participant will be able to:
    • Describe how TBI may impact executive functioning 
    • Describe how TBI may affect processing speed
    • Describe how a TBI may impact long and short term memory
    • Describe how TBI may affect attention and focus

    3. TBI Lesson 3-Language & Speech

    As a result of completion of this Unit, the participant will be able to:

    • Describe how TBI may affect spoken language (dysarthria)
    • Describe how information processing may be impacted by TBI 
    • Name and describe the different types of aphasia that may result from TBI

    4. TBI Lesson 4-Social-emotional & Behavioral Impairment

    • As a result of completion of this Unit, the participant will be able to:
    • Describe how TBI may affect the social-emotional functioning a student with TBI
    • Describe how TBI may affect the and behavior of a student with TBI

    5. TBI Lesson 5-Sensory-Perceptual Impairments

    As a result of completion of this Unit, the participant will be able to:

    • Describe types and causes of hearing impairments that may result fro a TBI
    • Describe the types and cause of vision impairments that can result from a TBI
    • Describe how TBI may affect the sensory processes of smell, taste, & touch

    6. TBI Lesson 6-Physical Function Impairment

    As a result of completion of this Unit, the participant will be able to:

    • Describe how headaches & fatigue may affect learning after a TBI
    • Describe the types of seizures students with TBI may have and treatment in public schools
    • Describe the type of motor impairments and muscle tone problems that may result from a TBI

    7. TBI Lesson 7-Rehabilitation

    As a result of completion of this Unit, the participant will be able to:

    • Describe what occurs for a student with a moderate to severe TBI during the Rehabilitation Stage
    • Describe best practices for successful school reintegration for students with TBI

    8. TBI Lesson 8-Transition Back to School

    • As a result of completion of this Unit, the participant will be able to:
    • Identify successful strategies for transitioning students with TBI back in to a school setting 
    • Identify the linkages that should be made with outside service providers in order to facilitate a successful transition for a student with TBI

    9. TBI Lesson 9-Eligibility for Special Education

    • As a result of completion of this Unit, the participant will be able to:
    • Identify the IDEA & CDE definition of TBI and how that applies to making students eligible for special education
    • Explain the types of assessment data needed to inform the educational process for students with a TBI
    • Interpret assessment data in order to determine eligibility for special education under TBI
    • Compare and contrast TBI with other disabilities such as LD and ED

    10.TBI Lesson 10-Individualized Education Plan

    • As a result of completion of this Unit, the participant will be able to:
    • List possible accommodations that are effective for students with TBI
    • List possible modifications that are effective for students with TBI
    • Types of services and delivery models for students with TBI
    • State types of supports that may be needed for students with TBI
    • Describe and draft appropriate Goals and Objectives for students with TBI
    • Describe possible accommodations or modifications needed for students with TBI
    • Describe appropriate supports for personnel that may be needed

    11.TBI Lesson 11-Assistive Technology

    • As a result of completion of this Unit, the participant will be able to:
    • Describe appropriate types of assistive technology that may be effective for addressing academic needs of students with TBI

    12.TBI Lesson 12-Teaching Students with TBI

    • As a result of completion of this Unit, the participant will be able to:
    • Describe how students with TBI are similar and different than students with other types of disabilities such a learning and emotional disabilities
    • Describe instructional methods, compensatory strategies, and curricular adaptations that may be an effective meeting the needs of students with TBI based on the areas of assessed deficits

    13.TBI Lesson 13-Challenging Behaviors

    • As a result of completion of this Unit, the participant will be able to:
    • Identify the potential behavioral challenges a student with TBI may manifest  
    • Identify the main causes of challenging behaviors in students with TBI 14.TBI Lesson 14-Positive Behavior Support
    • As a result of completion of this Unit, the participant will be able to:
    • Explain the basic premises of understanding behavior to include the functions of behaviors.
    • Describe the concept of applied behavior analysis and how it might be applied to a student with TBI
    • Define functional behavioral assessment (FBA), and explain how this can help TBI students with challenging behaviors.
    • Define positive behavior support (PBS)
    • Identify classroom interventions that may address behavior challenges

    15.TBI Lessons 15 & 16-Data Collection & Social Emotional Implications

    As a result of completion of this Unit, the participant will be able to:

    • Identify why we gather data about challenging behaviors
    • Explain the methods used to gather information about challenging behaviors
    • Analyze the reliability of data that is gathered 
    • Describe the potential causes of emotional impairment resulting from a TBI
    • Describe the types and causes of social skill deficits that may result from a TBI
    • Describe effective therapeutic strategies and supports for meeting the social and emotional needs of student with TBI

    16.TBI Lesson 17-Services for Students

    As a result of completion of this module, the participant will be able to: 

    • Identify outside potential services and providers that may be available or exist for students with TBI upon re-entry to school
    • Explain how to most effectively collaborate with hospitals or rehabilitation settings to provide educational services to students with TBI 

    17.TBI Lesson 18-Collaboration and Consultation Services

    • As a result of completion of this module, the participant will be able to:
    • Describe effective collaborative inclusion models for providing services to students with TBI
    • Describe effective models for use of paraprofessionals to assist in service provision to students with TBI
    • Describe how IEP team members can effective collaborate to provide comprehensive services to students with TBI 

    18.TBI Lesson 19-Interagency Collaboration & Transition

    • As a result of completion of this Unit, the participant will be able to:
    • List the potential outside educational interagency partners available for students with TBI
    • Describe the referral process and ways to provide services to students with TBI through interagency partnerships/agreements
    • State resources available to students and families of students with TBI

    19.TBI Lesson 20-Person Centered Planning

  • Payment Options

    CoAHS provides you with a range of ways in which you can pay for your program. By partnering with PayPal as a PayPal merchant, you can pay...
     

    1. using your PayPal account, if you have one.
    2. with any major Credit Card (simply select the "Don't have a PayPal account" option when on the payment screen)
    3. by selecting the "Bill Me Later" option (see below) when making your payment

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