Ontario Brain Injury Association
LOCATION: St. Catharines
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The Ontario Brain Injury Association in conjunction with Brock University has developed a Certificate Training Program to provide professionals with the tools and knowledge to assist clients with recovery and function in everyday life following acquired brain injury. The program is currently composed of two separate levels and feature guest faculty. Both levels are directed primarily at personnel working in community and home based rehabilitation programs that serve individuals with acquired brain injury.
Program Description This course covers issues in the paediatric population affected by acquired brain injury and will be most valuable to therapists, rehabilitation workers, special education staff, and in some cases, family members. Group problem solving activities will develop methods for assessing and treating educational and social challenges for these individuals from a functional perspective. Participants are encouraged to share information about clients on their case- load and to actively question and provide input throughout the training program.
Roberta DePompei, Ph.D. is a Distinguished Professor and Director of the School of Speech-Language Pathology at the University of Akron. Her major area of research and interest is in cognitive-communicative challenges to the individual with brain injury and the impact of brain injury on the family system. An advocate for the needs of youths with brain injuries and their families, she is on numerous national task forces and committees, as well as co-chair of the Special Interest Group on Children and Adolescents with Brain Injuries for the Brain Injury Association of America. She has helped to develop support groups and a community based collaborative of agencies to problem solve issues for this population. Widely published, and a national and international presenter, Dr. DePompei is recognized for her unique and innovative approaches for functional community inclusion. Her specialty is the impact of brain injury upon speech, language, communication, and learning.
COST: Contact for pricing
AUDIENCE: Direct Service Providers; Service Users; Families
Please direct all inquiries to: Diane Dakiv, Training and Administrative Assistant Ontario Brain Injury Association PO Box 2338, St. Catharines, ON L2R 7R9 Ph: (905) 641-8877 ext. 231 or 1-855-642-8877 Email: [email protected]