The BrainSTEPS (Strategies Teaching Educators, Parents and Students) Brain Injury School Re-Entry Consulting Program assists educational staff and families in creating educational plans for students following a traumatic acquired brain injury such as a concussion, or a non-traumatic brain injury (brain tumor, stroke, etc). BrainSTEPS teams support districts and families in the following ways: school re-entry planning; intervention selection; educational plan development; educator, peer and family trainings; annual monitoring until graduation; and resource sharing.
Midwestern Intermediate Unit IV is one of thirty BrainSTEPS teams based out of intermediate units and school districts across the state. Our team is comprised of parents, school nurse, educational consultants (transition and assistive technology), special education supervisors, a principal, a school psychologist, a school social worker, special education teachers, an occupational therapist, a physical therapist and a speech/language pathologist. MIU IV’s BrainSTEPS core team processed 27 new referrals during the 2013-2014 school year and continue to monitor 48 students from previous school years.
Student referrals, training requests, and re-entry planning needs may be addressed to Maggie Lockovich, MIU IV Program Supervisor, at Maggie.firstname.lastname@example.org or 724.458.6700 ext. 1226.