Center for Injury Research and Prevention

Examining a Statewide Educational Consulting Program for Pediatric Brain Injury.

TitleExamining a Statewide Educational Consulting Program for Pediatric Brain Injury.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2018
AuthorsMyers RK, Eagan-Brown BL, Conway AT, Nagele DA, Vaccaro MJ, Kendi S, Zonfrillo MR
JournalClin Pediatr (Phila)
Date Published06/2018

This study describes characteristics of students with acquired brain injury enrolled in a statewide educational consultation program and the program's support activities. Utilizing deidentified data from a statewide brain injury school consultation program, descriptive analyses of demographic and injury characteristics, including medical diagnosis (concussion/mild traumatic brain injury [TBI], moderate-severe TBI, and non-TBI), referral characteristics, educational placement, and the types of program activities were undertaken. 70% of students were referred for concussions/mild TBI and students were infrequently referred by medical professionals. Most students with concussion/mild TBI experienced recreational injuries (59%), while students with moderate/severe TBI commonly experienced road traffic injuries (48%). The greatest proportion of program team members' time was spent in consultation with school personnel (24%), communication with families (20%), and communication with school personnel (16%). Results suggest that the program addresses important communication and coordination needs among families, medical professionals, and educators and identifies opportunities to enhance program utilization.

Alternate JournalClin Pediatr (Phila)
PubMed ID28933193
PubMed Central IDPMC5832536
Grant ListK08 HD073241 / HD / NICHD NIH HHS / United States