After an early career teaching philosophy at Carleton College and the University of Pittsburgh, Dr. Ylvisaker became a speech-language pathologist. Currently, he is Professor of Communication Sciences and Disorders at the College of Saint Rose in Albany, New York. He has over 30 years of clinical and program development experience with children and young adults with neurogenic cognitive, self-regulatory, behavioral, and communication disorders in rehabilitation and special education settings. Dr. Ylvisaker is author of over 125 publications, including six books and a large number of journal articles and book chapters. His two most recent books are (1) Traumatic Brain Injury Rehabilitation: Children and Adolescents and (2) Collaborative Brain Injury Intervention: Positive Everyday Routines.
Source: Brain Injury Association of New York's "LEARNet" site
Excitement is in the air and we couldn’t wait to share the news with you …
The Tennessee Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) Program & Project BRAIN are happy to announce that they have received an award notification of the TBI Implementation Partnership Grant from the Department of Health and Human Services, Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) and the Federal TBI Program.
The TBI Program is partnering with TN’s Department of Education, Division of Special Education, who is providing the funding match requirement to implement the grant award. The grant is being administered through a contract with the Tennessee Disability Coalition.
The goal of HRSA & the Federal TBI Program is to allow States and Territories to focus on their resources and needs in providing individuals with TBI and their families with a comprehensive, multidisciplinary, and easily accessible system of care.
The purpose of Project BRAIN’s Implementation Partnership grant is to build upon the capacities developed in the original and post demonstration grants; to incorporate best practices in the field; and to establish sustained systems that will effect lasting change in brain injury services.
AWARD NO.: 2 H21MC06739-04-00 GRANT NO.: H21MC06739
Edits from the Grant Application Narrative, 2009:
Goal: Expand on Project BRAIN’s capacity to improve the linkage between hospitals and schools in the development of supports for children and youth with traumatic BRAIN injury.
Objective: Develop and implement a hospital-school transition intervention which will provide hospitals with a simple, consistent process for linking patients with TBI and their parents with school personnel in three hospitals by March 2010.
Methodology: Project BRAIN will:
a. Establish a partnership with three children’s hospitals, one in each of the three grand regions of the state
b. Develop the hospital-school transition
c. Hire and train three full-time Transition Liaisons
Our sincere thanks to you; our students and families, our educators, our healthcare professionals our service providers and our partners for your dedicated support and enthusiasm to improve the educational outcomes for students.
It's very common for someone who's had a fall or been in a car accident to appear perfectly lucid just after the impact but then to suddenly, rapidly deteriorate, Dr. Carmelo Graffagnino, director of Duke University Medical Center's Neurosciences Critical Care Unit, told CNN.
Actress Natasha Richardson was talking and joking after she fell Monday during a beginner ski lesson, according to officials at the Canadian resort where she was staying. But soon after she returned to her room she complained of head pain and was taken to a nearby hospital, then to a larger medical center in Montreal. She was flown by private jet Tuesday to a New York hospital. She died Wednesday, according to a family statement.
"A patient can appear so deceivingly normal at first," said Graffagnino, director of Duke University Medical Center's Neurosciences Critical Care Unit. "But they actually have a brain bleed and as the pressure builds up, they'll experience classic symptoms of a traumatic brain injury." To read more about the accident.
To learn more about Traumatic Brain Injury visit the Coalition's Project Brain on the Web