• About

    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

  • Eligibility Requirements

    In order to complete enrollment, you must first meet eligibility requirements. You are required to agree to the following to indicate eligibility:

    1. I am at least 18 years old.
    2. I have a high school diploma or GED.
    3. I agree to the terms and conditions.
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