WS52: Concussion Goes to School: School Psychologists' Roles and Skills Sessions and Workshops Qualifying for NASP and APA-Approved Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Documentation

Friday, February 24

  • 8:30–11:30 a.m.
  • CPD Credit Hour(s): 3
  • Skill Level: I
  • Members: $80
    Non-Members: $115

This workshop is designed to educate the school psychologist in key aspects of concussion and mild traumatic brain injury as it relates to children's learning and social–emotional functioning in school. Participants will be able to (a) define mild traumatic brain injury and concussion and its mechanisms and pathophysiology; (b) identify clinical signs and symptoms; (c) describe a school-based approach to assessment and management of concussion, including the use of specific tools; and (d) identify the school concussion team and roles in the management and support of the student's recovery. The workshop will be conducted in lecture and group discussion formats. All ages will be targeted.

Speaker(s): Gerard A. Gioia, PhD, Children's National Medical Center, Washington, DC

Gerard A. Gioia, PhD, Children's National Medical Center, Washington, DC, Gerard A. Gioia, PhD, is a pediatric neuropsychologist and the chief of the Division of Pediatric Neuropsychology at Children's National Medical Center, where he directs the Safe Concussion Outcome, Recovery & Education (SCORE) Program. He has particular expertise in youth sports concussion as a clinician, Centers for Disease Control–funded researcher, and public health advocate.