School-Based Support for Families of Students With Traumatic Brain Injuries

This session is from the NASP 2021 Annual Convention

  • PMD: 2,7
  • Skill Level: Intermediate

Learner Objectives

This session will help participants…

  1. develop specific strategies to support parents and siblings of children with TBI.
  2. understand challenges families of students with TBI might experience.
  3. recognize the importance of supporting parents and siblings as a way to improve outcomes for the child who sustained a TBI.


Families of children with TBIs often experience emotional burden related to the sudden onset, intensity, and duration of the recovery process. Parents and siblings of students with TBI often do not receive support, which can impede the injured child’s recovery. This qualitative study involved focus groups with school psychologists to explore their understanding of challenges experienced by families of students with TBI, as well as opportunities for improving school-based support.



Susan Davies, University of Dayton

Letter to Supervisor

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