Title

Traumatic brain injury the efficacy of a half-day training for school psychologists

Date of Award

2011

Degree Name

Ed.S. in School Psychology

Department

School of Education and Health Sciences

Advisor/Chair

Advisor: Susan Davies

Abstract

The incidence rates of traumatic brain injury (TBI) are increasing, yet educators continue to be inadequately trained in assessing and serving students who have sustained a TBI. This study examines the efficacy of a half-day TBI training program for Ohio school psychologists designed to improve their knowledge and skills. Results indicated there was little increase in level of knowledge and skills from the pre-workshop to follow-up surveys. School Psychologists exhibited an increase over time in confidence related to their decision making abilities in working with students with TBI. Given the results of this study, a need for increased training for school psychologists is needed in the area of TBI.

Keywords

Brain-damaged children Identification Training, School psychologists Training Case studies, Students Health and hygiene Diagnosis Training, Brain damage Diagnosis Training

Rights Statement

Copyright 2011, author

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