Helping Students with Brain Injuries - Module 3: Technology, Assistive Devices, and Troubleshooting

Course Summary

1. Title: Helping Students with Brain Injuries
- Module 3: Technology, Assistive Devices, and Troubleshooting

2. Keywords/Themes: Software, Assistive
Devices, Troubleshooting

3.
Course Description:

There are three sections in this course:

Section 1: Software 

Section 2: Assistive Devices 

Section 3: Troubleshooting

There are review questions at the end of each section. These
review questions will provide you with an opportunity to apply the knowledge
and skills presented in these sections. 

4.
Intended Audience:  PK-12 teachers, school nurses, Area Education
Agency staff, school psychologists, speech / language therapists, occupational
therapists, para educators, school administrators, social workers, parents, and
caregivers.

5. Learning Objectives:

Section 1: Software

After completing
this section, participants will be able to:

  • Discuss software products to consider when
    working with students with brain injury
  • Identify software for struggling learners

Section 2: Assistive Devices

After completing
this section, participants will be able to:

  • Identify assistive devices that are useful for
    students with brain injury
  • Discuss how software applications can be used for
    bypass strategies

Section 3: Troubleshooting

After completing
this section, participants will be able to:

  • Match weaknesses and bypass strategies for
    students with brain injury
  • Apply the strategies using software and
    assistive devices to help students with brain injury

6.
Pre-requisites/Learning Level: No Pre-requisites

7. Competencies addressed:

Core Competencies for Public Health
Professionals identified:

Domain 1: Analytical/Assessment Skills

1A1. Describes factors affecting the health of a community
(e.g., equity, income, education, environment)

1A12. Contributes to assessments of community health status and factors
influencing health in a community (e.g., quality, availability, accessibility,
and use of health services; access to affordable housing)

Domain 2: Policy Development/Program Planning
Skills

2A6. Gathers information that can inform options for
policies, programs, and services (e.g., secondhand smoking policies, data use
policies, HR policies, immunization programs, food safety programs)

2A7. Describes implications of policies, programs, and services

Domain 3: Communication Skills

3A3. Solicits input from individuals and organizations
(e.g., chambers of commerce, religious organizations, schools, social service
organizations, hospitals, government, community-based organizations, various
populations served) for improving the health of a community

Domain 6: Public Health Sciences Skills

6A2. Identifies prominent events in the history of public
health (e.g., smallpox eradication, development of vaccinations, infectious
disease control, safe drinking water, emphasis on hygiene and hand washing,
access to health care for people with disabilities)

8. CEUs Offered: None

9. Cost: Free

10. Modality/format: Online Self-Pace

11. Length: 1 hour

12. Presenter(s) and/or Content
Experts: Peg Meder, MA, CBIS

13. Technical requirements:

  • Adobe Acrobat Reader 
  • Flash Player 
  • Speakers

14. Registration requirements: Register a free account

15. Creation and/or update: April 25, 2012