Roberta DePompei, Ph.D. is a recently retired Distinguished Professor, Interim Dean of the College of Health Professions, 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 youth with brain injuries and their families, she is on numerous national and international task forces and committees. 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.
Course addresses recent trends for children and young adults with TBI. Best practices for providing information to families and professionals, current thinking about TBI as a chronic condition, academic and social learning challenges, gist, strategic learning, family resilience, and suggestions for providing support in the hospital, classroom and community are discussed. Participants will be provided with research and given practical techniques for intervention with these issues. Session will be discussion based with audience participation expected. Participants are encouraged to share information about clients on their caseload and to actively question and provide input throughout the session.
Employing an approach that emphasizes practical applications, the presenter will:
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