As two former educators currently working in the field of concussion, we noticed that many webinars and articles about return to learn were written by every profession except for the one profession Return to Learn is geared towards – EDUCATORS! Our mission is to empower educators to take control over how concussions are handled in their classrooms. School is the educator’s domain, no one knows the classroom better than you!
Educators know schools.
At GetSchooledOnConucssions.com we focus on one page concussion tip sheets for teachers, administrators, school nurses, school mental health, counselors, parents and professionals. Former educators ourselves, we know what can and cannot be provided in classrooms during the recovery from a concussion. We empower teachers to understand the underlying causes of concussion symptoms so that they can provide appropriate, swift and generous supports in their own classrooms.
Are you ready to get schooled?
Karen McAvoy, PsyD is a dually credentialed clinical and school psychologist. After 20 years as a school psychologist in Cherry Creek Schools, she left the district to write mild/moderate/severe TBI policy for the Colorado Department of Education.
She is the author of REAP – a Community-Based Concussion Management Protocol (see www.REAPconcussion.com). She spends the majority of her time training school districts on the GetSchooledOnConcussions RTL concepts and provides neurocognitive assessment and consultation for adults and children with neurodiversity, concussion and brain injury in an Interdisciplianry Team Clinic in Colorado. Dr McAvoy is well published on Return to Learn and speaks nationally and internationally on the topic.
Brenda Eagan-Johnson, MEd, CBIS has worked in the field of pediatric traumatic brain injury for over 20 years. She currently directs a statewide brain injury school consulting program, is an adjunct professor at The George Washington University, and is obtaining her doctorate at Johns Hopkins University in Mind, Brain & Teaching.. Brenda is published in the field of concussion in schools, presents nationally/ internationally, and has served on expert panels for both the CDC & IOM committees. She spearheaded the development of the Return to Learn Concussion Management Team Model in her state, training over 2,000+ school district Return to Learn Concussion Management Teams teams in PA and CO combined.
She is also the also the sibling of a severe TBI survivor which is where her passion for helping schools and students began.