Title

Traumatic brain injury teacher training programs and teacher candidate knowledge

Date of Award

2011

Degree Name

Ed.S. in School Psychology

Department

School of Education and Health Sciences

Advisor/Chair

Advisor: Susan Davies

Abstract

This study examines the level of training provided on Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) in teacher training programs nationwide and how their institution's current level of training impacts the knowledge of teacher candidates in the final year of their program. Research has shown teachers lack knowledge of the consequences of TBI and the related services students with TBI may require and that very little pre-service training regarding TBI is provided to educators. The current study revealed very little formal training on TBI being provided in teacher training programs. However, if provided, formal TBI training was more likely to be found within special education classes. Undergraduate students who received formal TBI training had significantly more knowledge of TBI than students who did not receive formal training.

Keywords

Brain-damaged children Identification, Teachers of brain-damaged children Training, School health services Training, Students Health and hygiene Diagnosis, Brain damage Diagnosis

Rights Statement

Copyright 2011, author

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